Anna Lavatelli was born in Novara in 1953. She obtained a degree in Philosophy and is now a teacher. She started to write children’s books in 1986, always with great success (for Piemme: Paola is not mad; for Interlinea: Who set the library on fire?, Tales of the Magi and Frog nursery-rhymes. Frog tales with Emanuele Luzzati). She has been awarded many prizes, among which the Lazzarillo prize and the Andersen-Baia delle favole prize.
Antongionata Ferrara has published for many important publishing houses and for Interlinea he illustrated Santa Claus has come back, by Sebastiano Ruiz Mignone.