David Harmer is best known as a children’s writer. He began working in primary schools in 1973. For quite a while he was a class teacher and then a headteacher but he spent many happy years visiting schools, festivals, universities, front rooms and theatres all over the country, working with children and grown-ups too. Sometimes he was with his friend Paul Cookson in their popular performance duo Spill The Beans. During this time he has published ten poetry collections and his work has appeared in over 130 anthologies for children.