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What I give as a mark in my books, is the possibility of individual choice, of personal responsibility, of handling. Everyone, realizing the limits and the consequences of their actions, may do so accordingly. And this awareness is, in my opinion, the first form of redemption and hope.

Kathimerini

Don’t Tell Me You’re Afraid!

Publisher: Kastaniotis Editions

ISBN: 978-960-03-6814-7

Pages: 32, hardcover

Illustr.: Petros Christoulias

Year of Publication: 2020

 

Brrr…
Are you one of those people whose blood runs cold when they hear the words ghost, Bogeyman, monster?
Come on, don’t tell me you’re afraid!
Because there’s a way to laugh at them and make yourself stop shaking.
What way is that?
Well, you’ll have to read a little to find out.

Don’t Tell Me You’re Afraid is a hilarious book for young children that will make them laugh at their fears and never be afraid again!

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There is Always Something Grating on Me!

The Book of Whining 2

Publisher: Kastaniotis Editions

ISBN: 978-960-03-6704-1

Pages: 112, softcover

Illustr.: TASMAR (Tassos Maragos)

Year of Publication: 2020
 

If you’re one of those people who just enjoy spoiling the joy of others, as well as your own, by nagging and whi­ning, this is your book. Three years after the publication of “But Why Does Everything Bug Me?!”, (The Book of Whining), the sequel is here. “There is Always Something Grating on Me”, (The Book of Whining 2), may have been created as mi­serably as the first one of the series, and it may wipe out any hint of excitement you possibly have, but, in the end, it will surely leave you with a smile.

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Scarlett, the Cat of the Big Fire

Publisher: Kastaniotis Editions

ISBN: 978-960-03-6701-0

Pages: 32, softcover

Year of Publication: 2020

 

New York, 1996: A fire breaks out in a warehouse in Brooklyn. A cat who has found refuge there with her five babies fights the flames to rescue them. Even though Scarlett is badly injured and in a miserable condition, she calms down only after she is sure about all her babies being well, safe and sound. A moving story which proves that the love of a mother knows no boundaries.

The series “Unexpected Friends” is aimed at preschool and early-grade school children. The stories are based on actual feats of heroism, faith and devotion on the part of animals. Each book contains an addendum descri­bing events as they happened, as well as basic knowledge with regard to each story.

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Babu, the Tsunami Dog

Publisher: Kastaniotis Editions

ISBN: 978-960-03-6702-7

Pages: 32, softcover

Year of Publication: 2020

 

Miyako, Japan, 2011: Just before a big tsunami hits the city, a female dog persistently pulls her elderly lady owner out of the house. Her owner thinks she wants to go for a walk, but Babu leads her to the nearby hill. When she finally reaches the top of the hill and sees the flooded area behind her back, she realizes that her loyal friend has saved her life.

The series “Unexpected Friends” is aimed at preschool and early-grade school children. The stories are based on actual feats of heroism, faith and devotion on the part of animals. Each book contains an addendum descri­bing events as they happened, as well as basic knowledge with regard to each story.

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Lobo, the Wolf of the Wild West

Publisher: Kastaniotis Editions

ISBN: 978-960-03-6640-2

Illustr.: Lila Kalogeri

Pages: 32, hardcover

Year of Publication: 2019

 

America, 1893. The compelling story of Lobo the wolf and his persecutor. A hunt that lasted months, a wild animal that sparked fear and terror in the farmers of that era; a wild animal that refused to be captured. Until the she-wolf Blanca was captured. Then Lobo allowed himself to be caught because he couldn’t live without her.

The story that changed the way an entire country viewed wildlife.

The series “Unexpected Friends” is aimed at preschool and early-grade school children. The stories are based on actual feats of heroism, faith and devotion on the part of animals. Each book contains an addendum describing events as they happened, as well as basic knowledge with regard to each story.

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Kwibi, the Sensitive Gorilla

Publisher: Kastaniotis Editions

ISBN: 978-960-03-6641-9

Illustr.: Lila Kalogeri

Pages: 32, hardcover

Year of Publication: 2019

 

A boy. A young gorilla growing up in a wildlife park and then being released into the wild. A powerful story of friendship and love. Years later, Tom visits Africa with his parents in hopes of finding his childhood friend. Will Kwibi recognize him? Or will he have turned wild and dangerous? Their encounter will become known worldwide and touch millions of people.

The series “Unexpected Friends” is aimed at preschool and early-grade school children. The stories are based on actual feats of heroism, faith and devotion on the part of animals. Each book contains an addendum describing events as they happened, as well as basic knowledge with regard to each story.

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Yvonne, the Indomitable Alpine Cow

Publisher: Kastaniotis Editions

ISBN: 978-960-03-6559-7

Illustr.: Lila Kalogeri

Pages: 32, hardcover

Year of Publication: 2019

 

What happens when a cow, who had every reason to spend her days happily grazing, realizes that her end is near? She jumps over the fence, runs around the meadows, turns the village upside down, hides in the woods and refuses to emerge. The incredible story of Yvonne, a cow from Bavaria, who upset the entire region in 2011 for months until she was left in peace.

The series “Unexpected Friends” is aimed at preschool and early-grade school children. The stories are based on actual feats of heroism, faith and devotion on the part of animals. Each book contains an addendum describing events as they happened, as well as basic knowledge with regard to each story.

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The Night the Stars Went Out

Publisher: Kastaniotis Editions

ISBN: 978-960-03-6464-4

Pages: 240, softcover

Year of Publication: 2018

 

Awards:

  • O Anagnostis Literary Magazine Award 2019
  • White Raven 2019

 

On the night of January 20th, Lena Manies, a twelfth-grade high school student, disappears. No one knows why, no one suspected anything, Lena gave no indication that something was wrong. During the following days, her disappearance will act as a catalyst for the relationships between her relatives, her friends and her acquaintances, as they all begin to wonder about their own role in Lena’s disappearance, but above all about the role of others. Nine people, nine narrators try to justify, to conceal, to blame. And as time passes, their relationships are put to the test and either adapt or collapse.

The Night the Stars Went Out is a book filled with suspense and humor, but also a mirror held up to the things we live through yet dare not admit.

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Cher Ami, the Dove of War

Publisher: Kastaniotis Editions

ISBN: 978-960-03-6408-8

Illustr.: Lila Kalogeri

Pages: 40, hardcover

Year of Publication: 2018

 

A story of self-sacrifice and a deep sense of duty that took place in 1918, during World War I, on a battlefield in France. A homing pigeon crosses over enemy lines, is seriously injured by gunfire, but manages to convey the message of despair of the stranded soldiers to their headquarters, thus saving them.

Cher Ami (“dear friend”) was later honored with a medal for her heroic deed.

The series “Unexpected Friends” is aimed at preschool and early-grade school children. The stories are based on actual feats of heroism, faith and devotion on the part of animals. Each book contains an addendum describing events as they happened, as well as basic knowledge with regard to each story.

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Avra, the Horse that Won the Olympic Games

Publisher: Kastaniotis Editions

ISBN: 978-960-03-6308-1

Illustr.: Lila Kalogeri

Pages: 32, hardcover

Year of Publication: 2018

 

An incredible story of perseverance and courage that happened during the 67th Olympic Games of antiquity, in 512 BC. Avra, a horse who, together with her owner, participated in the horse race representing Corinth, managed to complete the race without her rider. The townspeople honored this heroic animal and talked about it for many generations to come.

The series “Unexpected Friends” is aimed at preschool and early-grade school children. The stories are based on actual feats of heroism, faith and devotion on the part of animals. Each book contains an addendum describing events as they happened, as well as basic knowledge with regard to each story.

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Togo, the Dog of the Glaciers

Publisher: Kastaniotis Editions

ISBN: 978-960-03-6293-0

Illustr.: Lila Kalogeri

Pages: 32, hardcover

Year of Publication: 2017

 

A story of incredible heroism under adverse conditions. An unusual relay race with medicine instead of a baton takes place in early 20th century Alaska to save an isolated village from an epidemic. The accomplishment of lead sled dog Togo went down in history as an example of perseverance, strength and bravery, and is still talked about today across Alaska’s frozen expanses.

The series “Unexpected Friends” is aimed at preschool and early-grade school children. The stories are based on actual feats of heroism, faith and devotion on the part of animals. Each book contains an addendum describing events as they happened, as well as basic knowledge with regard to each story.

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But why does everything bug me?

The book of whining

Publisher: Kastaniotis Editions

ISBN: 978-960-03-6210-7

Illustr.: TASMAR (Tassos Maragos)

Pages: 112, softcover

Year of Publication: 2017

Awards:

Greek Comics Awards 2018- Reader’s Award
 

For all those who believe that everyone else is to blame; for all those who sit stewing in their discontent; for all those who are never happy with anything; for all those who are known as grouches and grumps… this is your book! If you are one of those people who are always open to finding something wrong in everything and ruining your mood, you might very well see yourself in this book. And though you may like it a little bit, it’ll definitely bug the heck out of you!

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Karl, Fritz and the Egg of Happiness

Publisher: Kastaniotis Editions

ISBN: 978-960-03-6030-1

Illustr.: Lila Kalogeri

Pages: 144, softcover

Year of Publication: 2016

 

A garden and a strange tree adorned with eggs all year round, through winter and summer, spring and autumn. A grandfather and his grandson who take care of the tree and tend to it. And next to them a bunch of people arriving from every corner of the earth to admire the ornate tree. But what happens when one of the thousands of eggs falls off its branch to the ground and mysteriously and magically begins to roll without breaking? Why is everyone chasing after it? How is it possible for one person to think it’s a ball, another person to mistake it for a pearl, another to see it as a comet and yet another as a moon?

Karl, Fritz and the Egg of Happiness is inspired by a similar “egg tree” that exists in Germany and tells us about the pursuit of happiness and what it’s all about in the end. A novel filled with humor, action and a multitude of protagonists running behind a rolling egg that may eventually stop at the reader’s feet, inviting her or him to wonder where happiness lies.

The book has an appendix with the novel suitably adapted into a play for schools. The scenes included give the teacher the flexibility to adapt them to the needs of each classroom.

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Unworthy Idol

Publisher: Nomiki Bibliothiki

ISBN: 978-960-562-386-9

Illustr.: Thanassis Petrou

Pages: 112, softcover

Year of Publication: 2015

For two youngsters, nineteen- year- old Manthos, the pride of the soccer team, and his brother thirteen-year-old Elias, a high school student, soccer is their life, and they try hard to make their dreams come true in a small rural town. Along the way, they gain a lot of negative experiences and encounter the dark side of soccer, such as violence on the soccer field, manipulated soccer games, doping substances, racism, and prejudice. In a world they had no idea that it ever existed,  they gradually lose their innocence. And, besides their innocence, friendships, acquaintances and relationships get destroyed, as well.

The novel “Unworthy Idol” sheds light on the dark side of soccer and deals openly and frankly with this issue. It is about that side of soccer that may start with dreams but can end up in despair, and that must get abolished forever. Because, above all, soccer is an exciting and thrilling game. It is a festival that should bring nothing but joy to everyone. Furthermore, soccer is a team sport where fair play and obedience of rules are also very important.

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Diary of a Coward

Publisher: Kastaniotis Editions

ISBN: ISBN: 978-960-03-5835-3

Illustr.: Petros Bouloubasis

Pages: 272, softcover

Year of Publication: 2014

Awards:

Public Book Award 2015 for Teen & YA Literature

 

Nikos and Thodoris. The perpetrator and the victim. Yesterday and today. Against the backdrop of a private school, we follow two personal narratives of victory and defeat, and joy and despair as they cross paths daily in a brutal tale of abuse and the constant torment of bullying. Classmates and friends, families and teachers sooner or later come to witness extreme behaviors. Who will react? When? And how? Is there a way out of this situation? And who is ultimately responsible for its perpetuation?

Diary of a Coward vividly illustrates everyday situations that more and more children experience. The young adult fiction novel is a dive into the psychology of adolescents, an exploration of the darker aspects of their minds and behaviors. Written with humor and bitterness, describing dreams and betrayals, friendships and abandonment, acceptance and marginalization. A book that talks about what we have all felt and thought, but are ashamed to admit.

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When Pink Flamingos Go on Strike

Publisher: Kastaniotis Editions

ISBN: ISBN: 978-960-03-5110-1

Illustr.: Petros Bouloubasis

Pages: 192, softcover

Year of Publication: 2014

Awards:

IBBY Cyprus 2nd award 2012 for Children’s Literature

 

What’s going on in the Camargue?
Why are the residents of this beautiful area of the Rhône Delta upset?
What do the dazzling flamingos that live in this wetland have to do with it?

Lindsay and Paul, the two researcher/colleagues whom we met in The Long Journey of the Chinese Duck, take on a new mission: to investigate a series of puzzling environmental phenomena and to discover the cause of a major ecological disaster that has befallen the Camargue, home to rare species of animals and perhaps the largest flamingo breeding ground in Europe.  For centuries, people and nature have coexisted peacefully in this region. But the closure of the local salt marshes  precipitates the migration of the gorgeous birds, which in turn sparks an unprecedented reversal in the food chain of the wetlands. The workers go on strike and the flamingos show their support by striking in their own way.  The two researchers will go on an exciting, suspenseful adventure with many twists and unexpected developments. At the same time, they will find themselves in the midst of conflicting interests and they will come face to face with the greed and hostility of the locals. Meanwhile, the balance of the region’s natural environment risks being irreversibly upset.

An ecological/social thriller based on true events that occurred in France in 2007. A book that highlights the interdependence between man and nature and one which will fascinate young readers.

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Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus!

Publisher: Kastaniotis Editions

ISBN: 978-960-03-5673-1

Illustr.: Lila Kalogeri

Pages: 110, softcover

Year of Publication: 2013

Awards:

  • Greek IBBY awards for Children’s Literature 2014
  • O Anagnostis Literary Magazine Award 2014
  • White Raven 2014

 

This book is based on Virginia O’Hanlon’s true story and the most widely read newspaper article in the world which inspired a multitude of books, radio and television shows, and plays. This is a tender Christmas story that unfolds from the late 19th century to the early 1970s. It all started in 1897, when the eight-year-old girl sent a letter to a local newspaper, the New York Sun, asking whether Santa existed. After much thought, the paper’s editorial team decided to answer the question that torments all children. Virginia’s letter, as well as the newspaper’s response, through its editor-in-chief, Francis Church, become a hymn to the carefree and childlike spirit of Christmas.

Young readers will read about important moments in the life of the heroine, share her faith in the spirit and meaning of the holidays, and discover how such a letter can change our world forever. A heart-warming book that proves to children that Santa Claus exists not only during Christmas but throughout the year.

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The Lords of the Garbage

Publisher: Kastaniotis Editions

ISBN: 978-960-03-5457-7

Pages: 336, softcover

Year of Publication: 2012

Awards:

  • White Raven 2013
  • O Anagnostis literary magazine award 2013

 

In a world that is vanishing and in a society that is falling apart, there is unemployment, economic crisis, and crime everywhere. The environment is being destroyed. Politicians are getting mocked. People are eating out of trash containers, and lots of homeless are all around… But then, the Zero Hour finally strikes, and a very big explosion occurs while the clock of history starts to run backwards. One girl, three contract killers, one team of scientists, and one politician with his family travel through the country, and all ages, on a merciless manhunt for over a year. In an environment that changes from day to day, and in which some people try to stay true to themselves while others do everything they can to reveal who they are.

“The Lords of the Dump” is a juvenile novel that is written like an action film full of sudden turns. A contemporary book that shows us all that the line separating imagination from reality, humanity from brutality, dignity from submission is ultimately very thin.

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Santa Claus on the Radar

Publisher: Kastaniotis Editions

ISBN: 978-960-03-5381-5

Pages: 112, softcover

Year of Publication: 2011

 

When, on December 24, 1955, at NORAD Air Force Base in the United States, Major Harvey Soup picked up the secret military emergency telephone, he could never have imagined that at the other end of the line there would be a little boy asking to speak to Santa Claus. Nor could he ever have believed that a typographical error could start the strangest custom: since then, every year on the same day, in the city of Colorado Springs, officers at the air force base respond to kids’ phone calls, giving information on the journey of their most beloved saint. In fact, if you visit www.noradsanta.org, you can follow Santa Claus as he flies around the world.

The short story “Santa Claus on the Radar” is based on this fact and, along with the other three Christmas stories included in the book, proves that Christmas is really a celebration of dreams and magic, a celebration where everything and anything can happen…

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Flying Pages

Publisher: Kastaniotis Editions

ISBN: 978-960-03-5307-5

Illustr.: Petros Bouloubasis

Pages: 160, softcover

Year of Publication: 2011

Awards:

IBBY Cyprus 2nd award for Children’s Literature 2011

 

None of the inhabitants of Panwestia (North and South) could ever have imagined that the torn pages of a book, swept up by the wind, would end up sweeping up the fortunes of many of them. Pages that blew into the lives of children and grownups and, in a magical way, talked about their lives and made them see the future. But not everyone was ready to acknowledge the truth that these sheets of paper revealed to them; a truth which would lead them to a new reality. Most ignored it, while others fought it tooth and nail. And yet it was so simple to just follow it… as long as one surrendered to the charm of that particular page that the wind blew into his or her hands. And that truth would answer all of that person’s questions.

A novel bursting with action and suspense, proving that reading is an exciting journey, a great adventure we all must experience.

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A Funny Epidemic

Publisher: Kastaniotis Editions

ISBN: 978-960-03-5163-7

Illustr.: Petros Bouloubasis

Pages: 136, softcover

Year of Publication: 2010

 

In the remote Principality of Surland, a strange epidemic is beginning to spread… a laughter epidemic. The Surlandians can’t stop laughing for no reason at all, to the great irritation of the evil Prince Oratius. The Palace does its best to stop them because it feels it is in danger. But it forgets that helpless laughter can sometimes be followed by rage.

This hilarious children’s novel is inspired by a real event that took place in Tanzania in 1962.

A novel that will make you laugh until you cry!

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Full Blast

Publisher: Kastaniotis Editions

ISBN: 978-960-03-4944-3

Pages: 256, softcover

Year of Publication: 2009

Awards:

  • Greek State Award 2010
  • Diavazo literary magazine award 2010
  • Womensliteraryteam 3rd prize 2008

 

Thanassis loves hatred. He’s also crazy about music. However, he can’t stand his teachers, the foreigners, and his siblings. He bullies and thrashes classmates, argues with his abusive stepfather, runs away from his dysfunctional home, and gets involved in racist organizations. He likes violence and justifies every action he takes. He sticks out his tongue at life; he disregards and mocks it. But what happens when life decides to stick out its tongue at him, as well? And what are the consequences when he finally realizes that what he hates the most is his reflection?

“Full Blast” is a novel for young adults, which is as melodic as music and as hard as puberty. It refers to those youngsters who feel that they are winners while all the others believe that they are losers, and to those who consider themselves as losers but intend to become winners after all. This novel ultimately affects all those who realize one day that the things that make them sick are the same things that can also cure them. But, above all, it is a novel for young people, who believe that life is not only that what songs describe but something

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The Long Journey of the Chinese Duck

Publisher: Kastaniotis Editions

ISBN: 978-960-03-4692-3

Illustr.: Petros Bouloubasis

Pages: 160, softcover

Year of Publication: 2008

Awards:

  • Greek IBBY awards for Children’s Literature 2009
  • White Raven 2009

 

The Long Journey of the Chinese Duck is a book full of adventure, mystery, suspense, humanity and environmental concerns, and it’s based on an actual event: In 1992 in the stormy seas off China, the cargo of a merchant ship consisting of 28,000 small, yellow rubber duckies was swept away by the waves and scattered across the ocean. Fifteen years later, the duckies, faded by the sun and having travelled round the world on the sea currents, appeared off the coast of England. From day one, their voyage was continually observed by institutes and scientists in an effort to reveal the secrets of ocean currents. In this book we discover the secrets of an imaginary duck that accompanied the duckies. The heroes and events may seem fictional but are nonetheless true, in an unpredictable story aimed at human readers and duckies of all ages.

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Who Kidnapped Santa Claus?

Publisher: Kastaniotis Editions

ISBN: 978-960-03-5973-2

Illustr.: Christos Dimos

Pages: 112, softcover

Year of Publication: 2015

Year of 1st Publication: 2007 (Kastaniotis Editions, hardcover)

 

It’s almost New Year’s Eve and Santa Claus is happily getting presents ready for all the children, when a gang of villains bursts into his home and grabs him. Who are these unknown men and why are they threatening to ruin children’s biggest holiday? Where are they taking Santa and why are they carrying out various experiments on the jolly old man? Will they manage to pass unnoticed by children all over the world waiting for their gifts? Will their plan succeed? The evil general, the scientist and his young son, Johnny, along with Santa Claus, his elves and reindeer, all take part in this Christmas adventure. A riveting plot, lots of suspense and mystery, but above all humor and hilarious situations make up a story full of nostalgia and tenderness meant for children, but also for adults who are still kids deep down inside.

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Breath on the Window Pane

Publisher: Kedros

ISBN: 978-960-04-3427-9

Pages: 280, softcover

Year of Publication: 2007

Awards:

  • Greek State Award 2008
  • Diavazo literary magazine award 2008
  • Greek IBBY awards for Children’s Literature 2nd prize 2008

 

In a panicked city that lives and moves with the fear of terror threats, where the Authorities monitor everyone and everything with cameras, and where the reality is too often not that what it seems, Alec, a nineteen-year-old student, records unwittingly a video of the authorities killing one of his fellow students. Simone, his enigmatic fellow student, who is with him at the time, disappears without a trace. With this video, Alec exposes the authorities, who are now searching for him. Alec’s father, who works in the city’s telecoms company, finds out by accident what is going on. For the first time in his life, he wonders what to do. What does the truth look like? Who is the “enemy”? Who is behind all of these criminal actions that spread terror? Is Rosa’s attitude, who is the younger sister of Alec, the only thing that can give hope?

“Breath on the Window Pane” is a novel for young adults, which is more relevant to the contemporary spirit than ever. Together with the hero, the reader tries to find out the truth through exciting situations and constant twists. And, although he feels like being watched all the time and lives in fear, he may still find the truth in the end…

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The Nine Caesars

Publisher: Kastaniotis Editions

ISBN: 978-960-03-3697-9

Pages: 256, softcover

Year of Publication: 2004

 

When two competing neighbouring schools decide to cooperate so that they participate in an International Internet Based-Competition no one could have ever imagined that the strange and mysterious incidents which occur and aim at the students are anything but a pure coincidence. Incidents that only one student notices, Michael, who sees it as his duty to shed light on this dubious matter. With the help of two classmates, Andreas and Nikki, Michael tries to uncover who is behind these actions and whether his fears will be confirmed, or not. The three classmates get involved in a “game” where the suspects constantly change, while they keep trying to protect themselves and become credible, as well.

“The Nine Caesars” is an exciting and mysterious book about the use of the internet. A story which reveals that all things have two sides: a light one and a dark one – there, where the nine Caesars may lurk.

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The Message

Publisher: Kastaniotis Editions

ISBN: 978-960-03-3031-1

Illustr.: Spiros Gousis

Pages: 152, softcover

Year of Publication: 2001

 

One day in the year 2073, Cosmo, a seventeen-year-old boy who is totally dependent on his computer in his day-to-day life (as are all other people living on Earth at the time), receives a message from an unknown girl who is in danger. Cosmo is afraid of the impact this messaging will have on his computer and, knowing that there is no other way to stop his programs from being destroyed, he decides together with a friend to make the long journey to the unknown girl’s house. During their journey they learn all about life and nature. But when they reach the girl’s small village, they realize that they are at the center of a plot designed by the Global Government and that they are the only ones who know the big secret. Can they save the Earth?

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Three Days That Made a Difference

Publisher: Kastaniotis Editions

ISBN: 978-960-03-4990-0

Pages: 144, softcover

Year of Publication: 2009

Year of 1st Publication: 2001 (Fytrakis)

Awards:

Womensliteraryteam Award 1998

 

After the tumultuous march on November 17th, Alexis and his friends are locked up, together with hundreds of other young people, in the Technical University of Athens. During the three days that he will stay there, Alexis will be exposed to lies and betrayal. But, in the end, he will also find out what hope is. Reality will become his nightmare and his nightmares will turn into his dreams. Alexis will eventually learn to love himself and life.

 “Alpha” is a juvenile novel full of intensity. The imagination alternates with reality and the scenes of violence with those of meditation. But, above all, it is full of symbolism and optimism, a book that proves that three days can be enough for someone to change from the inside out forever.

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School Play

Publisher: Kastaniotis Editions

ISBN: 978-960-03-5583-3

Pages: 128, softcover

Year of Publication: 2013

Year of 1st Publication: 2000 (Hestia Publishers)

Awards:

Womensliteraryteam 2nd Award 1996

 

Against the backdrop of a school play in a German school, George, a second grade student, will find himself center stage, as the protagonist and victim of a rash of racist incidents within a deeply divided society. In this climate, he will strive to maintain his power and dignity. With allies Jaffer and Andreas, his Turkish and German classmates, but also with the help of Professor Michael, he will realize that friendship doesn’t care about countries or nationalities, nor does it take into account religions and social inequalities. The action will escalate alongside the rehearsals for the school play – a play about the Passion of Christ.

Violence and prejudice alternate with compassion and solidarity in this topical and socially relevant novel.

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