zavolies tou zavolinou"
Patakis 2002 - 2nd edition 2004 (out of print)
Illustrator: Nicholas Andrikopoulos
Distinction: Illustration Award, Circle of the
Greek Children's Book
Once upon a time, all the dwarfs lived together
in a land of their own. Each dwarf had his own little
house surrounded by a big orchard, where he would grow
flowers and vegetables among the trees. The dwarfs lived
in harmony and never quarreled. Only one, named Mischivino,
was always getting into mischief. In the contest for
the best garden, Mischivino used his tricks to win the
award for the best apple-tree, best rosebush and tallest
cypress-tree. However, his tricks will eventually be
revealed, and Mischivino will have to decide whether
to admit that he cheated or to leave the land of the
"...You will get pleasure from an enjoyable
fantasy written by the well-known authoress, Loty Petrovits-Andrutsopulou.
Do not forget to pay attention to its great illustrations!"
UNICEF and KOSMOS (UNICEF and the WORLD), no. 50, Autumn
"...In a world that mischief and tricks are acceptable
and almost nobody pays attention to illegal actions,
this tender fairy tale, illustrated by Nicholas Andrikopoulos,
reminds us that we can always find effective ways to
deal with injustice. The authoress, prolific and the
winner of many prizes as she is, knows children's psychological
world as well as the way she can get close to her young
readers and make them love books. Her narration reminds
us of those old fairy tales grandmas used to say as
well as Andersen's classic tales. She shapes characters
while, at the same time, she conveys messages both to
children who like playing tricks to others and those
who become the objects of such tricks."
ELEFTHEROS TYPOS newspaper, 15 December 2002
"...One more book by the authoress whose distinguished
writing manages to make the reader 'take off'... A story
that touches upon love, which makes people able to forgive
and leads to the redemptory power of repentance. Nicholas
Anrikopoulos' fascinating illustrations highlight the
whole fairy tale atmosphere the authoress has created
for the sake of her narration."
Tasoula Tsilimeni, Lecturer in the University of Thessaly
THESSALIA newspaper, 20.1.2003
"...Mischivino's Mischief, also having a great
typographical appearance, is a book read with great
interest. It is also an excellent sample of the unique
mission that children's literature has undertaken so
as to both charm and implicitly teach the children."
Zoe Genakou, Professor in the University of Crete, January