Cecco Mariniello was born in Siena in 1950 and he is an illustrator.
He has worked for newspapers and magazines creating cartoons and illustrations in France and Italy (Le Monde, La Stampa, La Repubblica) becoming one of the most well-known italian illustrator for children books.
Concerning Italy he has worked for E.Elle, Einaudi ragazzi, Rizzoli, Mondatori, Giunti, Piemme, Salani, Nuove Edizioni Romane, Fatatrac,Franco Cosimo Panini,Jaca book,Interlinea, Edizioni Messaggero Padova, Istituto dell?Enciclopedia Italiana, De Agostini ecc. Abroad he has worked for Usborne (UK), Henry Holt (USA), Gallimard, Grasset (Francia),Grimm Press (Taiwan).
He has won two times the Andersen prize for two times, Il Mondo dell?infanzia (in 1985 and 1990) and the prize Citt? di Verbania-Il Battello a Vapore (1996).