Klaus Ensikat, born in 1937, is one of Germany’s most brilliant illustrators. He won numerous awards for his works. In 1996, he was honoured for all his contributions to children’s literature with the most important internationalmark of honour: the Hans-Christian-Andersen Award. Between 1995 and 2003, Klaus Ensikat held a professorship at the Hamburg Academy of Art. His illustrations already enriched numerous books in the series World Literature for Children and Poetry for Children.