June Factor is a graduate of the University of Melbourne and the University of London and is currently Honorary Senior Fellow, School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, University of Melbourne, and an Honorary Associate, Museum Victoria. She is a well-known and highly-respected folklorist, social historian and writer, with a special interest in children's folklore and language. She is the compiler of the much loved children's books Far Out, Brussel Sprout!, All Right, Vegemite!, Unreal, Banana Peel!, Real Keen, Baked Bean! and Roll Over, Pavlova!. Her social history, Captain Cook Chased a Chook: Children's Folklore in Australia, was awarded the United States Opie Prize.