Janusz Stanny is a legend of Polish illustration, poet, academic educator. He has worked in illustration, book graphics, posters, satirical drawing and animated film. He has illustrated more than 200 books. Creator of author’s books for children, in which the literary message forms a whole with the visual concept: “The Tale of the King of Dardanelles”, “About a painter red as a brick”, “The Horse and the Cat”. A master of the genre honored with many national and international awards, including. 1966 Second Prize in a competition in Buenos Aires for illustrations to “Don Quixote” by M. Cervantes, 1968 “Premio Grafico” at the ICC in Bologna for illustrations to “The Enchanted Tailor” by H. Januszewska, 1971 IBA Gold Medal in Leipzig for illustrations to “The Adventures of Sinbad the Sailor” by B. Lesmian, 1972 Silver Medal at the Moscow Fair for “The Tale of King Dardanel”, 1975 BIB Medal in Bratislava for “Lions” by H. Januszewska, 1976 “Premio Europeo” in Padua for “Lions” by H. Januszewska, 1977 BIB Medal in Bratislava for “Fairy Tales” by H. Ch. Andersen, 1998 Entry on the IBBY International Honor List for the illustrations to the book “Flea Chessie”. In 2003. He received the Polish Section of IBBY Medal for lifetime achievement for children and young people and in 2006. Gloria Artis Gold Medal.