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[Author Biography]

Jorg Steiner

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Jorg Steiner was born in Biel, Switzerland, in 1930. He originally trained to be a pharmacist, but before completion of the program, transferred to a five-year teacher's college. His experiences teaching in a juvenile corrections facility would later exert a great influence on his writing. Though he still teaches, every four or five years Steiner takes a year or two off to travel and pursue other interests, American jazz being one such special pursuit.

[Illustrator Biography]

Jorg Muller

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Jorg Muller received the Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration in 1994. He was born in Lausanne, Switzerland. Environmental issues are frequently a focal point in Muller works. He says he unconsciously promotes the ideal of returning to nature. He wants to show a realistic world to guide the reader to contemplate his environment. Muller also reminds us not to let our subjective mind obstruct children's ability to judge for themselves. Children should be allowed freedom to explore and discover the illustrations they see. The works of Jorg Muller not only contain a kind of imaginative power; they are a projection of conscience by a profoundly contem-plative artist.

 

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