tha grapsei gia to skylo mas?"
(Who Will Write about our Dog?)
Patakis, 1999 - 8th edition 2012. 144 pp.
Olga, 10-year-old, tries to find a way to console
her friend Apellis for the death of Kevis, their beloved dog, who
had got too old. But how can she? Should she try to find
a dog-decendant of Kevis? Or ask a children's writer to
revive Kevis in a book? And which writer of all, since
a "bookworm" friend of hers proposes in name
more than a hundred and sixty of them? Olga gets confused.
And until she makes up her mind, a lot of unexpected,
tragic-comic events will take place.
"The authoress is well-known and multi prize-winning
- one of the strongest pillars of our Children's Literature,
well-established even outside the Greek borders. She
has become well known for her rational writing that
gives firmness and weight to her texts. Here, we have
got one more typical sample of a well set-up story.
Pages 99-111 are appropriate not only for game but for
teachers who can research the "subject" of
Children's Literature too. A well-written book that
also serves the notion of friendship towards animals
Ant. Delonis, NOUMAS newspaper - February-March 2000
"...I enjoyed the spontaneous and resourceful
way of writing? A particularly unusual presentation
of Children's Literature authors, something which I
believe will arouse children's interest for further
Mihalakis I. Maratheftis, Philologist-Pedagogue fmr
Principal of Teachers' Training
College of Cyprus - 15 March 2000
"...A well-written book that its story will keep
your interest unabated up to the end? Read it!"
Maria Pyliotou, O FILELEFTHEROS newspaper - Nicosia,
6 Apr 2000
"Loty Petrovits instills, through
the pages of her book, the love for animals, books,
the man, the life itself. The reading of this book is
multilevel: the circle of life being the warp - the
flowers that grew at Kevis's burial place were transplanted
in small pots and deluged gardens, verandas and balconies
of relatives and authors- and a book for Kevis being
the woof. Loty Petrovits traces the two
routes that lead to "Immortality" and raise
"Oblivion". A book-lesson of Life and Art."
Maria Tzaferopoulou, DIADROMES magazine - no 57, Spring