Slavko Pregl (1945) graduated from the Faculty of Economics in Ljubljana. He is a writer of youth literature, a teller of tales, a writer of fables, a publisher, and an editor. He has published some 50 books, mainly for children and youth; they have been translated into many languages. His creativity has earned him many awards – the Levstik, Večernica, Desetnica and Zupančič Awards in Slovenia, as well as the “Gran Prix Aleko” in Bulgaria and the “Premija Jugra” in Russia. His books have been selected three times in for the “Growing Up with a Book” project.