Iphigenia Mastrogianni The poet and the seal of freedom

Iphigenia Mastrogianni   The poet and the seal of freedom 

young reader | 9+
ISBN: 978-960-594-077-5 • Price: 9,50€  • 13x18 cm. • Pages: 112

Iphigenia Mastrogianni The poet and the seal of freedom
Illustrated by Filippos Fotiadis

The book | The book is referred to a great poet, Kostas Krystallis. The hero, Odysseus, is a boy of nowadays who discovers the seal of freedom through an oral story. This story is short but refers to the emotions of the poet and his dream to escape slavery and return to his birthplace.

A literary book with high meanings that deals with the poet who praised freedom. Even though he died young, he left significant work for future generations.

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.

Filippos Fotiadis studied Architecture and Fine Arts at the Rhode Island School of Design and the Harvard Graduate School of Design.
Along with architecture, he is engaged in painting and illustrates children’s books.

Iphigenia Mastrogianni: The Most Precious Dream

Iphigenia Mastrogianni  The Most Precious Dream

young reader | 9+
ISBN: 978-960-594-042-3 • Price: 10,00€ [VAT is not included] • 14x21 cm. • Pages: 160

Iphigenia Mastrogianni The Most Precious Dream

The book | Dioklis and Nikias live happily in their little homeland where they share dreams and games. Suddenly the shadow of war spreads everywhere and their lives change. Far from home they will live their own odyssey, knowing the cruelty of people who are lost in the storm of destruction. But they will always keep in their heart the most precious dream, the dream of a life without war…

The story of two boys in Ancient Greece who dreamed a life without war and fought for a better world.

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.

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Iphigenia Mastrogianni The Prince with the Lilies

Iphigenia Mastrogianni The Prince with the Lilies

Iphigenia Mastrogianni The Prince with the Lilies

young reader | 9+

Iphigenia Mastrogianni The Prince with the LiliesThe 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

Iphigenia Mastrogianni A Paper Embrace

Iphigenia Mastrogianni A Paper Embrace

young reader | 12+

Iphigenia Mastrogianni A Paper EmbraceThe 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.
kosvoice.gr

ISBN: 978-960-219-313-6 • 14x21 cm. • Price: 10,33€ • Pages: 248

Iphigenia Mastrogianni: Τhe Tale with Forgotten Words

Iphigenia Mastrogianni Τhe Tale with Forgotten Words

Iphigenia Mastrogianni Τhe Tale with Forgotten Words

picture book | 8+

Tale with forgotten words

Illustrated by Photini Stephanidi

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