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Judith Rossell is the bestselling author-illustrator of the much-loved, award-winning children’s book, Withering-By-Sea. She has written 12 books, and illustrated more than 80.

She’s been an illustrator and writer of children’s books for nearly 20 years. Before that, she worked as a government scientist (not a mad scientist, a normal kind of scientist) and also for a cotton spinning company (that made threads for t-shirts and denim jeans and mops and teabag strings).

Her books have been published in the UK, the USA and have been translated into more than 10 languages. Judith lives in Melbourne with a cat the size of a walrus.

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