FRANCESCA ROSSI graduated from the Scuola Internazionale di Comics (International School of Comics) in Florence. She publishes illustrated books for a number of Italian publishers, and designs book covers and posters. In addition to her work as an illustrator, she conducts workshops in schools and libraries, as well as making and decorating pottery. Francesca has illustrated many books for White Star, including Classic Fairy Tales by Charles Perrault, Fairy Tale Adventures, Classic Fairy Tales by the Brothers Grimm, and Around the World in Eighty Days. Francesca lives in Italy.