About the Author
Najla Jraissaty Khoury was born in Beirut in 1949. Her work is marked by her interest education, children literature and folk tales. She worked in alphabetizing illetrate adults in the 1970s, and in training pre-school children teachers in the early 1980s. She created and directed a theater and puppet troupe in 1979, invented educational toys in 1984, and co-founded the first network of public libraries in 1997.
About the Illustrator
Sara Sukhun is an artist and designer with a BFA in Graphic Design from the American University of Beirut (AUB) and an MFA in Visual Communication Design from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has worked with the Palestinian Museum, Dar el-Nimer art gallery, and the Social Justice in the City program at the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy. She is the recipient of a New Artist Society Award from SAIC and the First Prize Areen Projects Award for Excellence in Graphic Design from AUB.
About the Publisher
Dar Onboz is an independent publishing house founded in 2006 with the mission of making beautiful books that celebrate the Arabic language. The publishing house has since produced a series of illustrated books, animations, films and songs for babies, children and sometimes even for adults, all of which are pedagogical, driven by aesthetic design and frequently published in colloquial Arabic. Although a publisher, Dar Onboz is really a platform for storytelling, using many forms of contemporary art to retell folklore and fables while also highlighting public service issues.