Antje Szillat is a full time author who has written numerous books for chil-dren, teenagers and young readers. Her children’s book series Rick was a huge success. Szillat lives near Hanover with her husband and four children.
Jan Birck spent many years freelancing for vari-ous advertising agencies. Later, he took the world of animation by storm and went on to carve a niche for himself in the realm of children’s and young adults’ literature. The winner of the Troisdorf Picture Book Award, he is also well-known as the illustrator of the best-selling children’s book series The Wild Soc-cer Bunch. Jan Birk lives in Munich with his wife and two daughters.