Mary Murphy is a Dublin-based author-illustrator of over 40 books, from board books for babies through to younger fiction. She has garnered a string of starred reviews and accolades in the USA, UK, and Ireland for her work, which has also been adapted for TV. In Children’s Books Ireland’s 2018 campaign to mark the centenary of women’s suffrage in Ireland, Mary is one of twenty ‘Bold Girls’ celebrated for having made ‘an exceptional contribution to the canon of Irish children’s literature’.