Martin Baynton is best known as a writer and illustrator of children's books. He was first published in London in 1980 with Walker Books and emigrated here in 1987. His publshers include include Scholastic, Walker Books, Penguin and Harper Collins. He has produced over fifty titles and his picture book series Jane And The Dragon has become a modern classic. Martin has also written for the stage, TV and radio. He co-founded Pukeko Pictures in Wellington and has created award winning kids’ TV shows that have been seen by millions of children around the world. They include the WotWots, The Kiddets, Jane And The Dragon and The Book Hungry Bears. His latest book, The Secret Of Safe Passage, is book one in a young adult fantasy trilogy called Taking Wonderland.