Beverley RandellBeverley Joan Randell Price (born 1931), known by the pen name Beverley Randell, is a New Zealand children's author, whose work has been published by 16 publishers in several languages. Born in Wellington, she studied English and History at Victoria University College before becoming a teacher. In 1955 her first story, ''John the Mouse who Learned to Read'', was published, and has sold around 267,000 copies.
Over the years Randell has written hundreds of books, many aimed at children with limited reading skills, but also books aimed at adults. She married Hugh Price, a publisher, in 1955. To date, over two million copies of her books have been sold.
In the 2004 Queen's Birthday Honours, Randell was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to children's literature and education. Provided by Wikipedia