Rob Childs (Author) ROB CHILDS is an ex-Leicestershire teacher with many years' experience of coaching and organizing school teams in football, athletics, cricket and cross-country. He is well-known for his successful THE BIG MATCH series, the SOCCER MAD, PHANTOM FOOTBALL and COUNTY CUP series in Yearling and for the popular GREAT! series for Corgi Pups. Martin Chatterton (Illustrator) Martin Chatterton was born in Liverpool, England. He has been writing children's books and Young Adult fiction for over twenty years and also writes crime novels under the name Ed Chatterton. In addition to his award-winning career as a writer, he has enjoyed international success as an illustrator as well as working as a graphic designer, university lecturer and commercials director. He now divides his time between Australia and the UK and is married with two children.