Famous for his 1956 children's novel The Silver Sword and for his Carnegie Medal-nominated work The Ivory Horn, this British writer penned mythology & legend-based works and poetry as well as children's fiction.
After studying at St. Edmund Hall, Oxford, he secured an English teaching position at Wycliffe College. He published his debut work of children's literature in 1946.
His Quaker faith led him to join the Peace Pledge Union during the World War II years.
He and his three younger siblings were born in London to Lucien Serraillier and Mary Rodger. He and his wife, Anne Margaret Rogers, later settled in Chichester, Sussex, England, with their four children.
He and fellow British children's novelist Monica Edwards were born just over a month apart in 1912.