Born in Prague in 1928, Pacovska is one of the greats of modern book illustration. Her unique style and unparalleled skill in creating books that fire the imagination and entice wonder in children of all ages has won her international acclaim. "The Sun is Yellow" is a masterpiece of the art of books for children. With plenty of windows to open and hidden characters to discover, it offers an enchanting adventure through the magical world of colour. In 1992, Pacovska won the Hans Christian Andersen Award, the highest and most prestigious international award for children's book authors and illustrators.