(At That Time)
Patakis, 1991. 5th edition 2004. 40 pp.
Illustrator: by the author
with collages, according to the Byzantine tradition
Distinction: Greek Society of Christian Letters
Broadcast in Athens (Greek Church Radio)
Four parables from the Gospel according to St.
Luke (The Unwise Rich man, The Prodigal Son, The Good
Samaritan, The Publican and the Pharisee) retold in
the form of tales for young children. Birds, trees,
and animals are included in the narration. Nature is
present either as an example or as an observer. Thus,
apart from the eternal meanings of the parables, some
ecological messages can be drawn from the Gospel's endless
wealth of wisdom and love.
"The authoress, with her substantial presence
in the field of Children and Youth's Literature, chose
four of the parables and narrates them as tales, adding
elements from the Greek folklore tale literature. In
the plastic composition of the illustration she made
herself there are Byzantine elements deriving from hagiographies
and photographs from churches or monasteries. Another
asset of the edition is the offer of the excerpts juxtaposition
from the Gospel according to St. Luke. It is in this
way that young readers' familiarity with the roots of
our language is succeeded, something that our educational
system does its best so as not to achieve..."
Eleni Papasotiriou, MESIMVRINI newspaper - 3.5.1991
"An attractive book of large shape illustrated
with beautiful pictures made of the authoress using
the collage technique. One more valuable offer by the
distinguished litterateur to children. It is about 4
Christ parables written in such a simple, but also fascinating
way. The texts are suffused by poeticalness and the
beauty of the word given in simple style and plain language".
Maria Pyliotou, PEDIKI HARA magazine - no 8 (239) Vol.12
Nicosia, May-June 1991