Aliki has written and illustrated sixty books of fiction and nonfiction, which are read throughout the world and reflect her many interests and her love of family, travel, and life. She has also illustrated more than 150 books by other authors, including those of her husband, Franz Brandenberg. Aliki grew up in Philadelphia in a warm and talented Greek family. Her path was set in kindergarten when her teacher said she would be an artist someday. Aliki and Franz, longtime residents of London, now live in New York.