The creator of the famous characters Biff, Chip, Kipper, Floppy and their friends, Roderick Hunt has brought more than 400 Oxford Reading Tree stories to life. His first published stories were those he told his two sons at bedtime. Hunt lives in Oxfordshire, in a house not unlike the house in the Magic Key adventures.
Together with Alex Brychta he won the prestigious Outstanding Achievement Award at the Education Resources Awards in 2009. He also received an MBE for services to education, particularly literacy, in 2008. In February 2015, he received the inaugural Outstanding Achievement Award from Renaissance Learning “What Kids are Reading” Annual Survey of 580,000 schoolchildren.