1. Ilse Ziegler, author/illustrator.
The quintessence of summer is the wonderful feeling of near weightlessness when floating stretched out on your back, supported by the water, eyes closed against the sun's fierce rays. During the gloomiest winter days, this memory sustains the hope that the season for swimming will come around again.
Ilse Ziegler was a student at the Staatlichen Akademie für Graphische Künste und Buchgewerbe in Leipzig. The book's colophon explains that she wrote, illustrated, and designed it for a school project.