Binette Schroeder (1939-2022) was born in Hamburg, Germany. After studying graphic design at a private school in Munich, Germany, she studied at the university for design in Basel, Switzerland. Flora’s Magic House, her debut, was an artistic breakthrough. Some of her other books include: Mr. Gray and Frieda Frolic, Binette Schroeder’s Well of Stories, and The Frog Prince. Her oeuvre was awarded the Special Prize of the German Youth Literature Prize in 1997, and in 2004 the Grand Prize of the Academy for Children and Adolescent Literature, Volkach, Germany. Binette Schroeder lived in Munich with her husband, Peter Nickl, a children’s book author and a lawyer.