Christos Boulotis The Old Toys’ Revolution
picture book | 6+
The book | A delightful adventure fi lled with games that hold a message: on teamwork, companionship, standing up for one another, being competitive, asserting one’s rights, decisiveness, fulfilling one’s dreams, freedom -and above all the creative power of the imagination.
The author | Christos Boulotis was born at Myrina on the island of Limnos. An archaeologist, he is a member of the Athens Academy. Having previously taught at the Ionian University he now teaches both in the postgraduate departments of the Philosophy School of the University of Athens and at the School of Fine Arts. He has conducted excavations on Crete and Santorini, at Elis and on Limnos. Since 1987 he has also been a prolific author of children’s books, with more than seventy titles published. His first published work, «The Strange Love of the White Horse and the Poplar Tree» was awarded the Pier Paolo Vergerio prize in 1989. «The Water-Melon Thief» and «The Statue Who Was Always Cold» won the annual prize awarded by the Greek Section of IBBY in 2003 and 2000 respectively.
Included in the 2014 White Ravens list
Candidate for the 2013 Greek Children’s Book Prize, IBBY
Candidate for the 2013 State Prize
«The Old Toys’ Revolution», based on various kinds of children’s games, discusses subjects of vital importance in a way
that is strongly reminiscent of Hans Christian Andersen yet presented in an unforced, gentle way.
Each in their own delightful way, Christos Boulotis and Photini Stephanidi show how «I» gains strength without losing
its individuality when it becomes a part of «we».
ISBN: 978-960-219-288-7 • Price: 15,02€ [VAT is not included] • 21x29 cm. • Pages: 48