Łukasz Wierzbicki is author of children’s books and redactor of travel literature, living near Poznan, in Poland. In 2000 he rediscovered and published the long time forgotten letters of Kazimierz Nowak from his journey on bicycle through Colonial Africa. The book Across the Dark Continent by Bicycle and on Foot became a classic of Polish travel literature. In 2008 Wierzbicki published a children’s book about the African adventures of Kazimierz Nowak called Kazik’s Africa. He is also the author of books about Wojtek, the soldier bear from the Polish army in World War II, about Giovanni da Pian del Carpine and Benedictus Polonus, the first men from Europe who traveled to the heart of the Mongolian Empire in the thirteenth century and about Halina Korolec-Bujakowska, the girl who made a ride on a motorbike across Asia in the 1930’s. All the stories he tells in his books are based on true events.