Eleni Gika Araseli’s Melodies
picture book | 6+
The book | An allegorical tale about the magic of life and its quests that emphasizes the uniquely personal nature of feelings and dreams.
Skilfully blending prose with poetry, the author employs the broad range of her style to reveal the poetic essence of folk tales while emphasizing the importance of accepting uniqueness, the core of every human existence.
A story about music, about life itself, with all its journeys and adventures. A never-ending quest that all of us go on to discover where we belong and what our lives are destined for.
ISBN: 978-960-594-001-0 • Price: 13,21€ • 21x29 cm. • Pages: 32
Eleni Gika The Travelling Picture
picture book | 4+
The book | How the problem of being different can be solved by the power of love and imaginative thinking.
The author | Eleni Gika was born at Koropi, a country town near Athens. A journalist and book reviewer for national newspapers and magazines since 1983, she has written novels, short stories, poetry and fairy tales, has had her work included in anthologies and has edited book series. Thirty-one of her books have been published, many of them collections of poetry but also books for children. Her novels «The Woman from the Northern Kitchen» (candidate for the 2012 Readers’ Prize), «Bolero
Wasn’t by Ravel» and «Lilith - From Letter to Letter» as well as the collected poems entitled «The Architecture of Existence» have all appeared under the Kalentis imprint.
In polished and sensitive language rich in brilliantly-coloured images, Eleni Gika has given us a serious portrait of a
lovable heroine, while without using cutting or showy words she speaks of one of our fellow-beings who is diff erent.
Eleni Gika’s story is sensitive and tender. [...] In illustrating her book, Effi e Lada at times follows the text and at others
unobtrusively allows the pictures to tell their own story.
An appealing modern folk tale which uses polished and rich language to send essential messages to children.
Αsimina Xerogianni, poet
Sensitive, and with appeal to readers of all ages, Eleni Gika’s fairytale-like story speaks of being diff erent and the power
each one of us has to win respect for being unlike others..
Αrgyro Mountaki, author
ISBN: 978-960-219-295-5 • Price: 13,15€ • 21x29 cm. • Pages: 32