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Eleni Svoronou , Mark Weinstein

Short City Guides [Μικροί Οδηγοί Πόλεων (Mikroi Odigoi Poleon)] (Series): Shall we go to Athens? [Πάμε στην Αθήνα; (Pame stin Athina?)]

The book’s purpose is to offer young children an overview of Athens’ history and monuments. The author and the illustrator invite children to walk through Athens, to observe sights and architecture, and to think logically and creatively via the book’s exercises. The front cover depicts the Parthenon and the New Acropolis Museum. These two buildings appear on more pages of the book. Readers will likely form an impression, and with good reason, that this guide is mostly abou(...)

literary

YEAR: 2010

COUNTRY: Greece


Kalliope Kyrdi, Evi Pini

Short Museum Guides [Μικροί Οδηγοί Μουσείων (Mikroi Odigoi Mouseion)] (Series): Glafki at the Athenian Agora [Με τη Γλαύκη στην Αρχαία Αγορά της Αθήνας (Me ti Glafki stin Archaia Agora tis Athinas)]

The opening page, entitled “instead of a preface,” explains that the book is about an explorative journey to the past, for which teachers and parents can prepare children before visiting the Agora. A talking bird will guide children throughout the book. Appropriately for Athens, the bird is an owl called “Glafki”, and we are given information about an owl’s symbolism in ancient Greece and about owls nesting in the Acropolis today. An illustration with a reconstructe(...)

literary

YEAR: 2008

COUNTRY: Greece