Lynne Reid Banks is a best-selling author for children and adults. Her classic children's novel 'The Indian in the Cupboard' has sold nearly six million copies worldwide. She was born in London in 1929 and worked as an actress, writer and TV news reporter. Lynne has written thirty books: her first, 'The L-Shaped Room', was published in 1960. She now lives in Dorset, where she continues to write. Lynne says that writing for children comes much more easily than writing for adults.
Praise for Harry the Poisonous Centipede:
"A real ground level story that rockets along on hundreds of legs...Bug fans will love this." - Kidstuff School Books RTE Guide
Praise for Tiger, Tiger:
"Tiger, Tiger burns brightly to the very last page, and long afterwards too." - Michael Morpurgo
Praise for The Indian in the Cupboard:
"An assured piece of storytelling, well able to stand comparison with older classics." - Times Educational Supplement
"Enthralling and hair-raising reading." - TLS
Praise for The Secret of the Indian:
"There have been many famous stories in which children's toys come alive: this book is in the same great tradition." -School Library Association.