Ivo Kobas (son of Ilija and Anka Kobas) was born on 26 March 1954, in Grebnice, near Bosanski Samac. He went to primary school in his native village, then in Bosanski Samac and Domaljevac, and attended high school in Orasje before graduating from the University of Sarajevo. He is a professor of physical education, and has worked in Bosanski Samac and the Netherlands. Ivo Kobas now lives and works in the Netherlands and Sarajevo. He discovered the magic of writing for children in the fifth decade of his life.