Marivita Grammatikaki Τhe Island of Delights

Marivita Grammatikaki Τhe Island of Delights

picture book | 6+ 

Marivita Grammatikaki Τhe Island of Delights
Illustrated by Katerina Veroutsou
with music by Nikos Xanthoulis

The book | Τhe Island of Delights was created for children. There, tears turn into laughter and unhappiness to joy. Even the flowers have all changed colours. The roses are deep purple, the daisies green and the poppies blue. But most magical of all, on the Island of Delights springtime never ends! But why does some unknown power want to destroy the island, and with it the children’s happiness? Only Asilamba Delasi will be able to find the answer!

A lyrically written story about those dreams that oſt en come in the dark, bringing fear, uneasiness, tears and sleepless nights.
cretalive.gr

The verses have rhythm and the music will appeal to the young and old. This enables the children who read the book to
enjoy it both in a theatrical and musical way.
elpinex.com

ISBN: 978-960-219-324-2 • Price: 15,02€ • 22x31 cm. • Pages: 40

Marivita Grammatikaki Τhe Giant’s Star

Marivita Grammatikaki Τhe Giant’s Star

picture book | 6+ 

Marivita Grammatikaki Τhe Giant’s Star
Illustrated by Katerina Veroutsou
with music by Nikos Xanthoulis

The book | A tale about being diff erent, about being isolated, about prejudice, rejection, loneliness and fear, but also of dreams and hope. It is a story fi lled with power and images that awaken our emotions. In the series «The Adventures of Asilamba Delasi» the hero is a very special giant, the kindhearted and simple Asilamba, who has never said no to anyone. The CDs that accompany the books in this series feature songs and narrations of the tales.

The appealing, rhythmical verses are pleasing to the ear and are ideally suited to young readers, who will be able to learn them by heart with the help of Nikos Xanthoulis’s exceptionally beautiful music.
diastixo.gr

One of the loveliest tales I have read in recent years.
Αpostolos Pappos, elpinex.com

ISBN: 978-960-219-257-3 • Price: 15,02€ • 22x31 cm. • Pages: 32

Marivita Grammatikaki Τhe Blue Shell

Marivita Grammatikaki Τhe Blue Shell

picture book | 6+ 

Marivita Grammatikaki Τhe Blue Shell
Illustrated by Katerina Veroutsou with music by Giorgos Peristeris

The book | Trisevyeni’s journey along the road of joys and sorrows leads fi nally to a world of freedom. A tale rich in symbolism and moral messages, set off splendidly by Katerina Veroutsou’s illustrations.

 

In «Τhe Blue Shell» by Marivita Grammatikaki we stumble unexpectedly into delightful worlds of the imagination where nature is ruled over by noble lords and ladies. Trisevyeni, the book’s heroine, has been blessed with three virtues worth their weight in gold: kind-heartedness, generosity and patience. And with them she wins the battle over those powers that try to deny her all life’s joys.
elpinex.com

The lovely word pictures created by the author give the illustrator the opportunity to paint dreamlike images that enchant the reader. Through these pictures this book can also well be read to children of pre-school age.
diavasame.gr

ISBN: 978-960-219-228-3 • Price: 13,33€ • 21x29 cm. • Pages: 48

Marivita Grammatikaki Τhe Magic Violin

Marivita Grammatikaki Τhe Magic Violin

picture book | 6+ 

Marivita Grammatikaki Τhe Magic Violin
Illustrated by Iris Samartzi
with music by Nikos Xanthoulis

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.
diastixo.gr

A hymn to the enchanting power of music.
elpinex.com

ISBN: 978-960-219-285-6 • Price: 15,02€ • 22x31 cm. • Pages: 48

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