Traditional Fairy Tale modernised by Childs Play. Illustrator biography: Laura Barella was born in Italy in a countryside area near the Alpi mountains. After completing her Diploma at Artistic High School she attended the European Institute of Design in Turin. She started working as a naturalistic illustrator and for several years she has illustrated for children's books. She plays the piano and she likes to play early music for viola da gamba with her friends. She loves lakes and she likes, when she can, to take a rowing boat, a book, a camera and spend a beautiful afternoon on the lake.