Babas are the best! The love of a grandmother is something special. Whether she makes favourite meals, sings songs, plays games, or simply cuddles her grandchildren on her lap, she is always sharing her love.
Marion Mutala has a master’s degree in educational administration and taught for 30 years. With a passion for the arts, she loves to write, sing, play guitar, travel and read. Marion is the author of the bestselling award-winning children’s books, Baba’s Babushka: A Magical Ukrainian Christmas, Baba’s Babushka: A Magical Ukrainian Easter, Baba’s Babushka: A Magical Ukrainian Wedding, and Kohkum’s Babushka: A Magical Métis /Ukrainian Tale<.i>. She is also the author of Grateful, The Time for Peace is Now, Ukrainian Daughter’s Dance (a poetry collection), and More Babas Please! Visit her website at: www.babasbabushka.ca.
Artist and illustrator Olha Tkachenko was born in Ukraine, a country of rich
art traditions. Having grown up in a family of artists, she began drawing and painting at a very young age. She received formal education at a fine arts school and has worked in the visual arts all her life, showing her works at art events in Canada, Ukraine, and France. In 2014, Olha moved with her family to Canada and enjoys the opportunity to continue her art in this beautiful country; the Ukrainian-Canadian community, and its focus on national heritage, has inspired new art projects.