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
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.