Severino Baraldi, born 1930 in sermide, italy, has illustrated throughout his life 220 books and created more than 7.500 illustrations. he is a very private man and not too much is known about his life. after working as a carpenter and a cartoonist for a local newspaper he worked for an advertising agency in milan while attending the artschool there. in the early sixties Baraldi produced two volumes of bible illustrations and adapted the ODYSSEY and PEER GYNT for children. within his seven year association with LOOK AND LEARN he created numerous large and colourful historical pieces. after illustrating the italian comic IL MISTRO in 1996 he concentrated on various fairy tale book collections like the ANDERSON and GRIMM fairy stories, as well as illustrations for tarot cards. following are a few of his children book illustrations.