Valery Slauk is a famous artist and illustrator, a professor of the Department of Graphic Arts at the Belarusian State Academy of Arts, a recipient of numerous awards and a participant of many art exhibitions. He is an unusual artist, first of all because he has created his own other world. This world is inhabited by hundreds of characters that mirror our dreams. Valery Slauk is a true booklover. During his poor post-war childhood, books were a rare thing in villages, and he has always felt love and admiration for them. He is deservedly considered to be one of the most interesting artists who illustrate books. In his art, Valery Slauk gives free rein to creativity, play and transformation. His style is recognizable and unique: precise and witty character description created by interweaving quivering features and masterly lines; compositional rhythm and genuine plot dynamics in which real and fantastic characters live peacefully.