About the Author
Gianni Rodari (1920-1980) is widely considered to the most influential Italian children’s author of the 20th century. Despite winning the Hans Christian Anderson Award in 1970, Rodari has rarely been translated into English.
Valerio Vidali is an Italian illustrator of children's books. His book Jemmy Button (Templar/Candlewick, 2013), co-authored with Jennifer Uman, was a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of 2013. His book The Forest, co-illustrated with Violeta Lopíz was published by Enchanted Lion in 2018.
Antony Shugaar is a writer and translator, working out of Italian and French. He once interviewed the creator of Topo Gigio.