Sofia Zarabouka is an author and illustrator of children books. Born in Athens she studied painting and theatre in Greece, and graphic arts and illustration in the United States. She is particularly known for her adaptations for children of the Greek Mythology, Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, and ancient Greek dramas like Aristophanes' comedies and Aeschylus's Orestia. Sofia's illustrations have been exhibited in many countries and feature in museum collections. She has received various awards both in Greece and abroad and in 1982 she won the highly prestigious Academy of Athens Ouranis Award.