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About the Author
Though many modern scholars dispute his existence, Aesop's life was chronicled by first century Greek historians who wrote that Aesop, or Aethiop, was born into Greek slavery in 620 B.C. Freed because of his wit and wisdom, Aesop supposedly traveled throughout Greece and was employed at various times by the governments of Athens and Corinth. Some of Aesop's most recognized fables are The Tortoise and the Hare, The Fox and the Grapes, and The Ant and the Grasshopper. His simple but effective morals are widely used and illustrated for children.
Eugen Sopko was born in the former Czechoslovakia, where he studied painting and graphic arts. He now lives in Munich. Germany. His books for North-South include The Falling Stars. Christmas with Grandfather, and Look Out, Cinder!.