Svenja Herrmann was born in 1973 in Frankfurt am Main and grew up in the canton of Zug. Svenja studied German literature, legal history and constitutional law and today works as a writer. For many years she has worked in education, where she has been inspiring children and adolescents in literature. She lives in Zurich, Switzerland.
Józef Wilkon was born in Bogucice near Krakow, Poland. He studied painting and art history in Krakow. He is one of the best-known illustrators for children and adults. Józef Wilkon is inspired by a variety of sources, such as the folk art of his homeland or the ancient Greek painting. He lives with his son near Warsaw.
The magic of the story, though, is not in its modest action but in Herrmann's lovely lyrical language, which ambles along generously...there is an overall endearingly soothing and comfortable quality to this tale. A quiet interlude of innocence.
– Kirkus Reviews
With themes of self-discovery, testing limits, and the importance of family bonds, this short tale effectively evokes the excitement of new discoveries.