Wafa' Tarnowska was born in Lebanon, has lived in Australia, India, Cyprus and Poland, and is currently based in Dubai. In her work, Wafa' strives to create a valuable bridge between East and West, helping to break down the stereotypical images people have of one another. Wafa' is also the author of The Seven Wise Princesses, a retelling for children of the Sufi writer Nizami's medieval classic Haft Paykar. Carole Henaff studied theatrical literature in Paris, before moving to Barcelona to study graphic design and illustration. Carole has illustrated children's books in France and Spain, including Smara, which was awarded the Isaac DiazPardo prize for Best Illustrated Book, 2006.