Christos Boulotis The Old Toys’ Revolution

Christos Boulotis The Old Toys’ Revolution

picture book | 6+ 

Christos Boulotis The Old Toys’ Revolution
Illustrated by Photini Stephanidi

The book | A delightful adventure fi lled with games that hold a message: on teamwork, companionship, standing up for one another, being competitive, asserting one’s rights, decisiveness, fulfilling one’s dreams, freedom -and above all the creative power of the imagination.

The author | Christos Boulotis was born at Myrina on the island of Limnos. An archaeologist, he is a member of the Athens Academy. Having previously taught at the Ionian University he now teaches both in the postgraduate departments of the Philosophy School of the University of Athens and at the School of Fine Arts. He has conducted excavations on Crete and Santorini, at Elis and on Limnos. Since 1987 he has also been a prolific author of children’s books, with more than seventy titles published. His first published work, «The Strange Love of the White Horse and the Poplar Tree» was awarded the Pier Paolo Vergerio prize in 1989. «The Water-Melon Thief» and «The Statue Who Was Always Cold» won the annual prize awarded by the Greek Section of IBBY in 2003 and 2000 respectively.

Included in the 2014 White Ravens list
Candidate for the 2013 Greek Children’s Book Prize, IBBY
Candidate for the 2013 State Prize

«The Old Toys’ Revolution», based on various kinds of children’s games, discusses subjects of vital importance in a way
that is strongly reminiscent of Hans Christian Andersen yet presented in an unforced, gentle way.
diastixo.gr

Each in their own delightful way, Christos Boulotis and Photini Stephanidi show how «I» gains strength without losing
its individuality when it becomes a part of «we».
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ISBN: 978-960-219-288-7 • Price: 15,02€ [VAT is not included] • 21x29 cm. • Pages: 48

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. Iphigenia Mastrogianni Τhe Tale with Forgotten Words Included in the White Ravens list 2013 Candidate for the 2012 Greek Children’s Book Prize, IBBY 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.

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.

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

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