Meshack Asare (born 1945) is a popular African children's author. He was born in Ghana and currently resides in Degenfeld, Germany. On 15 July 2014, he was announced as a finalist for the prestigious international award, the 2015 NSK Neustadt Prize for Children's Literature, which he won on 24 October 2014, becoming the first African to receive the award. The Brassman's Secret was his work selected for consideration by the nominating jury.
Illustrator and author of numerous of kids’ books, Oksana Ignaschenko, was born on Septemper 5, 1960 in Kiev. In 1984 she graduated from National Academy of Visual Arts and Architecture. The member of the National Union of Artists and the participant of international exhibitions.