Iphigenia Mastrogianni The Prince with the Lilies
young reader | 9+
The book | The Prince with the lilies, the Cretans’ most sacred and symbolic image, has been lost and the shadow of Midas, who loved nothing more than gold, has now spread over the whole of Pasiphae’s island. Two children, Pelias from Crete and Titi from Egypt, both with the same love for Nature and a deep faith in life, will fight the dark powers, face dangers and live through exciting adventures until they finally make a miraculous discovery.
This short novel, which can be read with pleasure by both children and adults, gives us many insights into both ancient Crete and its civilization as well as Egypt of the pharaohs.
Εleni Sarantiti, author
ISBN: 978-960-219-297-9 • 14x21 cm. • Price: 9,39€ • Pages: 128
Iphigenia Mastrogianni A Paper Embrace
young reader | 12+
The book | Thalia comes face to face with life’s big real problems from a very early age. Drawing strength from an old book which conceals the wisdom of the world within its pages, she confronts her situation with courage and optimism. This strange book of hers enchants the children that she’s friendly with in an age when everything around them is in crisis and confusion. In the little club they form, each one of them will come to realize the value of the person next to them - The Other - and when Thalia, at a critical juncture in her life, faces danger to save her book they will stumble upon a deeper meaning of life that will colour their dreams.
The author | Iphigenia Mastrogianni studied Greek language and literature at Athens University. She has had short stories and articles on educational subjects published
in newspapers and magazines. In 1997 her volume of collected poems entitled «The Temple of Summer» won the Ipektsi first prize, while her book for both children and adults, «The Tale with Forgotten Words» was included in the White Ravens list.Her novels for young people are distinguished by their high standard of writing, the wealth of messages they hold for the reader and their concern with social problems.
• Candidate for the Best Novel for Adolescents Prize, PUBLIC 2015
In its 248 pages this book gives us a vivid picture of life in a senior high school, including amongst other things the pupils’ relationships with their teachers. Major social problems with immigrants, the problem of unemployment, the anti-social behaviour displayed by some young people, families with nowhere leﬅ to turn to and other evidence of crisis such as children going hungry or either neglected or treated harshly by their parents are all examined with a critical eye.The author shows deep knowledge of the major role that adolescence plays in the formation of a person’s character.
ISBN: 978-960-219-313-6 • 14x21 cm. • Price: 10,33€ • Pages: 248
Iphigenia Mastrogianni Τhe Tale with Forgotten Words
picture book | 8+
The book | Grandma Philanthi lives in a village on the Zalongos mountain with her cat Kervos, the neighbours and the scenery to keep her company. An unexpected visit by her grand-daughter Anthi brings joy into her life but she soon comes to realize that sadness clouds the face of the girl she loves so much. And it is then that she will search for the tale with forgotten words, so she can tell her the story that all of us know but have forgotten in the noisy rush of modern life.
The author | Iphigenia Mastrogianni studied Greek Language and Literature at the University of Athens. She has had stories and articles on educational subjects published in newspapers and magazines. In 1997 she was awarded first prize in the Ipektsi competition for her collected poems «The Temple of Summer», while her book for both children and adults «The Tale with Forgotten Words» was included in the White Ravens list. Her stories for young people are distinguished by their high standard of writing, the wealth of messages they hold for the reader and their awareness of social problems.
Included in the 2013 White Ravens list
A sensitive, youthful book, written with sweetness and delicacy, that not only gives us a vivid impression of the tender yet respectful relationship between an old lady and her granddaughter but brings back images and feelings from a dear but long-forgotten past. Photini Stephanidi’s illustrations are an added miracle. Every page is a discovery and every picture a revelation.
Εleni Sarantiti, diastixo.gr
ISBN: 978-960-219-269-6 • Price: 12,68€ • 14x21cm. • Pages: 80