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Jean Chapman is one of Australia’s best-loved writers for children, with a long list of books to her credit. She was born and grew up in Sydney, and studied at the National Art School. Subsequently she spent twenty-five years as a scriptwriter for ABC children’s radio and television programmes, including “Play School”. She is an executive member of both the Children’s Book Council of New South Wales and the May Gibbs Nutcote Trust. Favourite Live Thing (1996) is Jean Chapman’s second book in the UQP Storybridge Series, following The Flying Damper (1994). She lives in Sydney with her husband, Max, an engineer who collects vintage cars. They have two grown-up children, both science graduates.