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Julia Donaldson
Julia Donaldson (born in 1948) is an English writer and playwright living in Scotland, best known as author of The Gruffalo and other children's books, many illustrated in cartoon style by German Axel Scheffler. Of the 79 books that she has written, 67 have been published: 29 are widely available in bookshops, and the remaining 38 are for schools. Her book The Snail and the Whale was named by Gordon Brown as one of his favourite books. She has also written a number of plays for school drama groups. She originally wrote songs for children's television, but has concentrated on writing books since one of her songs, A Squash and a Squeeze was published in 1993. Donaldson studied Drama and French at Bristol University, where she met her husband, Malcolm, who is a pediatrician. She has three sons and lives in Bearsden, Glasgow.

the gruffalo
A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood.
A fox saw the mouse, and the mouse looked goo... [read poem]
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