Εvi Tsitiridou-Christoforidou Evita’s Treasure
picture book | 6+
The book | In the end, what is the greatest treasure in the world? What is it that wherever on this earth we live, whatever language we speak, whatever tribe or nation we belong to, makes us happy when we have it? Are you still searching for it? Evita, however, has just found it, and now she feels a diff erent person. But it meant travelling beneath the earth, encountering strange and wonderful creatures and listening to a host of important things that opened the doors of her mind and heart like magic keys. Evita’s incredible adventure helps children to come to terms with the diffi culties they face in everyday life and to cope with their anxieties.
The author | Evi Tsitiridou-Christoforidou was born in Athens but has roots in Crete and Pontus on the Black Sea. Aﬅer teacher training college she took a postgraduate degree in Cultural Centre Administration at the Athens Open University. She has worked in both the private and public sectors and in NGOs on educating and promoting awareness in cultural and environmental fields. Since 2003 she has been a teacher in state schools, at the same time working with publishers, cultural organizations and foundations on productions intended for purposes of education, entertainment or professional training concerning children and those who work with them.
ISBN: 978-960-594-005-8 • Price: 15,00€ • 21x29 cm. • Pages: 40
Marivita Grammatikaki Τhe Magic Violin
picture book | 6+
The book | The story of Amir, a musician who managed with the notes of his violin to change everything in Greytown and give warmth, peace and happiness to all. A tale which brings us closer to people’s souls and their need to feel joy.
The author | Marivita Grammatikaki was born in Chania on the island of Crete. She won a scholarship to study the viola at the Athens Conservatory and has worked with the orchestras of both the Greek Third Programme and the National Opera. In parallel with her musical career she has researched and written scripts for children’s television programmes and has written several tales for young readers, amongst them «The Magic Violin», which was staged at the National Opera as a musical for children with great success in May 2011. In 2010 she set up a folk tale workshop focussing on personal experiences, where she teaches both primary school children and their teachers the arts of folk tales and music as means of therapy, communication and developing creativity.
Candidate for the 2013 Greek State Prize
Both author and composer emphasize the immense and benefi cial power of music, inviting children to join them on a delightful musical journey.
A hymn to the enchanting power of music.
ISBN: 978-960-219-285-6 • Price: 15,02€ • 22x31 cm. • Pages: 48