Norton Juster was born in New York State in 1929. His work includes The Dot and the Line, which was made into an animated film and The Phantom Tollbooth, his most famous book, which won the George C. Stone Center for Children's Books Award. Alan Garner was born in Congleton in Cheshire in October 1934. His first four books, The Wierdstone of Brisingamen, The Moon of Gomrath, Elidor and The Owl Service have become children's favourites. Terence Hanbury White was born in 1906 in India. The author of poems, books about hunting and other sports, and some detective stories, he found fame and success with 'The Sword in the Stone' (1939), the brilliantly imaginative retelling of King Arthur's early life.