Vivian June Isoult French
(born 1945) is a British writer of picture book texts, novels, plays, and non-fiction for children and young adults. She has written more than 250 books – including the picture book ''Oliver's Vegetables'' (1995) and The Tiara Club series of chapter books illustrated by Sarah Gibb (from 2005) – which have sold more than three million copies. Another series, Tales from the Five Kingdoms, has been described as "hilarious adventures with wicked witches, trolls, bats and fairy-tale magic" (Books for Keeps) and the ''Sunday Telegraph'' has called French "a sublime story-teller". Her picture book, The Most Wonderful Thing in the World (2015) illustrated by Angela Barrett, has received universal acclaim.
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