JACOB and WILHELM GRIMM were born in Germany in the 1780s. They were scholars and are best known today for their captivating fairy tales. BINETTE SCHROEDER is a highly acclaimed illustrator, painter, and portrait photographer. Among her books for children are The Wonderful Adventure of Baron Munchhausen, which was named a New York Times Best Illustrated Book in 1978. Binette Schroeder lives in Munich, Germany, with her husband, Peter Nickl, a children's book author and a lawyer. NAOMI LEWIS is a writer, editor, critic, and distinguished historian of children's literature. She is well-known for her faithful translations of the stories of Andersen and Grimm. She lives in London.