ANCICA KOPREK was born in 1924 in Varazdin, little baroque town of Croatia, from where she carries her memories of happy playful childhood spent wandering through the forests and blossomy fields. That part of her childhood was transformed into her verse and prose, which she wrote with heart full of love for children. Her work is imaginatively woven with fairies, elves, dwarfs and giants.
She lives in Zagreb now and writes for children magazines, and her stories are performed on Radio Zagreb in programs called “Good Night Children” and “Stories For Large And Small”.
Ancica also wrote many children plays which are nowadays performed in children theaters around Croatia as well as many lyrics for The Croatian Song Festivals. She has collaborated with some prominent names in popular Croatian music and received few first prizes for her lyrics.
Stowaway Peppy is just one of her many playful stories, and every child can fly on the wings of Ancica's imagination.