Openness of his face, delicacy of his gestures and originality of his poetic talent – all this and more – is Ivan Malkovych born on Gutsul’shchyna in 1961.He graduated from Ivano-Frankivs’k music colledge and Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University (major in philology). First he has been incarnating his knowledge through the pedagogic practice and soon gained wider professional opportunities: worked as an editor at publishing house “Veselka” (1986-1987), “Molod’” (1987-1989), children’s magazine “Sonyashnyk” (1991-1992), editor-in-chief of TV programmes for kids on “Ukrtelefilm” (1993). At the same time Ivan Malkovych tries himself as a poet having published poetic collections “White Stone”, (1984), “The Key” (1988), “With an Angel on My Shoulder” (1997). A lot of his poems were set on music and the author himself became an organizer of the first song festival “Chervona Ruta”. Since 1992 Ivan Malkovych is a founder and successful director of the children’s publishing house “A-BA-BA-HA-LA-MA-HA”, well known among kids and grown ups all over the world.