Mary Hoffman has written over 100 titles for children that range from picture books to teenage novels. Amazing Grace, illustrated by Caroline Binch, was commended for the Kate Greenaway Medal and has, together with its sequels, sold over 1.5 million copies. Her Great Big Book of Families, illustrated by Ros Asquith, won the inaugural SLA Information Books Award. On the O-BB list she has Lost and Found: Parables Jesus Told, and Walking on Water: Miracles Jesus Worked; and Pirate Baby. Mary Hoffman lives in Oxfordshire.