Elena Feldman is a poet, writer, and literary translator of five European languages. She graduated from the Literature Institute named after Maxim Gorky as a literary translator from English, and was a student of the famous Viktor Golyshev. Elena has a Ph.D. in philology; her thesis was devoted to Mary Cicely Barker’s poems for children in the context of English literature of the first half of the twentieth century. She is a participant of diverse seminars and forums for writers and the winner of numerous awards.
Clever Publishing was founded in 2010 with the purpose of changing children's lives for the better. We create a world full of fascinating experiences for families through our books, games, sets, and series. Focusing on Pre-school and Edutainment, we've developed a wide range of innovative formats with modern teaching techniques. Kids love to read, touch, and play while learning, so our program includes products for all ages, including box sets; board books; puzzle books; learning flash cards; interactive coloring, activity, and word play formats; and boards games for the entire family. Our dream team - more than 100 employees worldwide - have a comprehensive understanding and knowledge of children's books. With this expertise, we present products that are fun, entertaining, and vibrant. We are modern and educational and strive to always emphasize the importance of first experiences. We connect to the needs of busy parents and aim to enrich the time spent with their children. Our goal is to make children - and their parents - happy!
Mary Koless is a children’s illustrator with a professional artistic education. She began her career teaching watercolor painting, oil painting, and the basics of drawing. Now she creates detailed illustrations for publishing houses, and she draws creative concepts for cartoons and vivid pictures for video books. She lives and works on the shores of beautiful Lake Baikal in Russia.