Murielle Szac was born in Lyons. She has worked as a political journalist, been editor-in-chief at various children's magazines and directed a number of documentaries for television. She has also written several books for children, including The Adventures of Theseus, and The Adventures of Hermes, and is currently the publisher of a children's imprint at the French publishing house Actes Sud Junior. Mika Provata-Carlone is an independent scholar, translator, editor, photographer and illustrator. She is passionate about good books, old and new, for the young and for the old; also about old-fashionedpresses, smelling of paper and ink. She has also translated Pockety for Pushkin Children's Books.