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!

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.

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

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.

Katerina Veroutsou is a professional illustrator currently working in Greece, and has publishedover 65 titles in children’s picture books, fiction and nonfiction, for prominent publishinghouses in Greece। She has studied Fine Arts at the Concordia University of Montreal in Canadaand has also worked as a professional paint artist for television and theatre productions. She hasreceived the Greek National Award for Illustration for the year 2010.

Nikos Xanthoulis is a composer, a scientific associate of the Academy of Athens and a professor and advisor at the Greek Open University. He served as leading trumpeter in the National Opera’s orchestra and was in charge of its educational programmes. He is currently artistic director of the Greek National Radio and Television’s musical ensembles. As a composer he has specialized in opera for children and music for the ancient Greek theatre.

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