For author A.W. Faber-Castell (Count Andreas von Faber-Castell), every pencil holds the promise of magic. From the time he was a young boy he has always regarded pencils as small magic wands that inspire creativity and make the imagination visible.
Known as Count Andy to his colleagues, he is the last surviving member of the 8th generation pencil dynasty to have been actively involved in the running of the famous company, which began in Germany in 1761.
His deep pride in the company's extraordinary and successful history, and his passion for the power of the pencil over the centuries, has inspired him to pick one up and write The Magic Pencil series of books for younger readers.