Marianna Koumarianou Yiannnoulis Halepas – A tale made of marble

Yiannnoulis Halepas – A tale made of marble

Marianna Koumarianou   Yiannnoulis Halepas – A tale made of marble  

young reader | 9+
ISBN: 978-960-594-082-9 • Price: 09,50€  • 13x18 cm. • Pages: 104

Marianna Koumarianou Yiannnoulis Halepas – A tale made of marble
Illustrated by Filippos Fotiadis

The book | Yiannnoulis Halepas was a remarkable, world-renowned artist. The great Greek sculptor was born in 1851 on the Greek island of Tinos. From his early years he took to shaping white marble and it was on it that he carved his dreams and let his imagination craft wonders. During his lifetime he experienced beautiful moments of creativity, but also went through grueling trials brought on by mental health issues. This book retells his life as an inspiring fairytale about a passionate artist.

This book is part of the series Short Stories about Historical Events.

The author | Marianna Koumarianou was born in Cardiff, Whales (1980) and lives in Athens. She works as an educator and writes articles and book reviews in both printed and digital magazines. She is also a poet and a children’s storyteller, winner of the 2014 Debut Writer Award of the Greek Section of IBBY.

Filippos Fotiadis studied Architecture and Fine Arts at the Rhode Island School of Design and the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Along with architecture, he is engaged in painting and illustrates children’s books.

Maria Andrikopoulou Ioannis Kapodistrias, the first governor, on the island of Aegina

Maria Andrikopoulou   Ioannis Kapodistrias, the first governor, on the island of Aegina  

young reader | 9+
ISBN: 978-960-594-079-0 • Price: 10,00€  • 13x18 cm. • Pages: 10

Illustrated by Filippos Fotiadis

The book | In January 1828 the people of Aegina, full of enthusiasm and hope, welcomed the first governor and great politician of Greece, Ioannis Kapodistrias. He remained there approximately for two years working tirelessly for the future of our Nation.

His immense efforts bore fruit and the misery of the people found refuge in his face. The narrative is in first person because the author wanted to make this story more vivid via the voice and thoughts of Kapodistrias.

The author | Maria Andrikopoulou was born in Athens and for many years has held administrative posts in tertiary education. She read classical literature at university and holds a postgraduate degree in cultural policy, administration and communications. She is a member of the Women’s Literary Society. She has had articles on ancient drama published in «Topos Epikoinos» the periodical of the Panteios University’s Centre for Drama and Spectacle. «Myths Set to Music» is her fiſt h book for children, joining «The Birthday Party» (2008), «The Little Blue Fish»(2008), «Paschali’s Easter» (2010) and «An Easter Love Story» (2010) already in circulation. Illustrated by Nicolas Andricopoulos Well-known and less familiar myths of ancient Greece meet up with music! In a book for children that approaches Greek mythology in a charming and humorous way, ten lovely and completely authentic myths are enhanced with a wealth of music, entertaining games and activities for young people. Woven into this string of fascinating myths as it unwinds, there is a precious unifying thread: music. Every narrative is rounded off with brief notes giving additional information about the mythical creatures, heroes and gods fashioned from the imagination and the rich traditions of the ancient Greeks. The book also contains a selective bibliography intended for parents and educators.

Filippos Fotiadis studied Architecture and Fine Arts at the Rhode Island School of Design and the Harvard Graduate School of Design.
Along with architecture, he is engaged in painting and illustrates children’s books.

Iphigenia Mastrogianni The poet and the seal of freedom

Iphigenia Mastrogianni   The poet and the seal of freedom 

young reader | 9+
ISBN: 978-960-594-077-5 • Price: 9,50€  • 13x18 cm. • Pages: 112

Iphigenia Mastrogianni The poet and the seal of freedom
Illustrated by Filippos Fotiadis

The book | The book is referred to a great poet, Kostas Krystallis. The hero, Odysseus, is a boy of nowadays who discovers the seal of freedom through an oral story. This story is short but refers to the emotions of the poet and his dream to escape slavery and return to his birthplace.

A literary book with high meanings that deals with the poet who praised freedom. Even though he died young, he left significant work for future generations.

The author | Iphigenia Mastrogianni studied Greek language and literature at Athens University. She has had short stories and articles on educational subjects published
in newspapers and magazines. In 1997 her volume of collected poems entitled «The Temple of Summer» won the Ipektsi first prize, while her book for both children and adults, «The Tale with Forgotten Words» was included in the White Ravens list.Her novels for young people are distinguished by their high standard of writing, the wealth of messages they hold for the reader and their concern with social problems.

Filippos Fotiadis studied Architecture and Fine Arts at the Rhode Island School of Design and the Harvard Graduate School of Design.
Along with architecture, he is engaged in painting and illustrates children’s books.

Melina Iliopoulou An imaginary trip to London

Melina Iliopoulou   An imaginary trip to London

Melina Iliopoulou  An imaginary trip to London

young reader | 6+
ISBN: 978-960-594-073-7 • Price: 10,00€  • 13,5x19 cm. • Pages: 72

Melina Iliopoulou An imaginary trip to London
Illustrated by Filippos Fotiadis

The book | The book titled An imaginary trip to London is a book of knowledge, a friendly guide or else a reading experience concerning one of the most popular destinations, London.
The writer motivates the young readers to open their wings along with their horizons in order to dream , imagine and expand their knowledge for the world.The illustrator puts the finishing touches in this beautiful and innovative book.

The author | Melina Iliopoulou completed her MBA at the University of London and teaches Sociology .At the same time, she works as a guide,after having travelled to many countries.

Filippos Fotiadis studied Architecture and Fine Arts at the Rhode Island School of Design and the Harvard Graduate School of Design.
Along with architecture, he is engaged in painting and illustrates children’s books.

Eleni Svoronou Lord Byron and Lord Elgin

Eleni Svoronou   Lord Byron and Lord Elgin

young reader | 9+
ISBN: 978-960-594-072-0 • Price: 9,50€  • 14x21 cm. • Pages: 128

Christos Boulotis Mrs Orthography and her family
Illustrated by Filippos Fotiadis

The book | This intriguing story refers to the contradictory personalities of Lord Byron and Thomas Bruce, better known as the 7th Earl of Elgin. The former was one of the most aspiring British romantic poets in history who became an active figure in the Greek Independence movement in 1821. The latter was responsible for the grand larceny of the Parthenon marbles in 1806.

“Lord Byron and Lord Elgin” is the first book of the Short Stories about Historical Events. A collection of thought-provoking stories which encourage young adults to acquire valuable knowledge and develop their critical thinking.

The author | Eleni Svoronou is a well-known author of children's and youth literature. She has written a lot of books which have been awarded several times with important prizes such as the Circle of the Greek Children’s Book Award (IBBY) and the State Literary Award. In addition, one of her books has been included in the White Ravens’ 2016 list. She works for WWF Greece organizing educational programs about natural heritage and culture.

Filippos Fotiadis studied architecture and fine arts at the Rhode Island School of Design and the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Along with architecture, he is engaged in painting and children’s book illustration.