Anna Vivarelli was born in Turin and obtained a degree in Philosophy. She is a playwright and a fiction writer for Piemme, Feltrinelli and Einaudi Ragazzi. Together with Guido Quarzo she wrote Tales that are good to eat (Interlinea).
Cecco Mariniello was born in Siena in 1950 and is one of the most famous illustrators in Italy (among others he has illustrated many books by Roberto Piumini). He has been awarded the Andersen prize and published with Piemme (Jacopo and the abominable wild beast), Fatatrac, Giunti and others. For Interlinea he wrote How Caterina saved Santa Claus, which was awarded the Christmas Tale prize in 2001, and illustrated Peppino’s journey and Ciro and the clouds by Roberto Piumini, and Who set the library on fire? by Anna Lavatelli.