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