gitonia tou iliou"
(In the Neighbourhood of Sun)
Kastaniotis, 1980 - 8th edition 2003. Psichogios, 2010 - 11th edition 2017. 80 pp.
Distinction: Women's Literary Association Award
960-03-0547-1 (Kastaniotis), 978-960-453-696-2 (Psihogios)
Broadcast in Greece (ERT -1)
Some stories have appeared in Yia Hara! magazine for children
Ten short stories as many as the children who play
together in a neighbourhood. Each child experiences his/her
own joys and worries: Difficulties at school, parents'
divorce, jealousy for siblings, an unemployed father,
or a tonsillitis operation to be suffered - and many other
to be faced, which is done with courage and humour.
"...a joyful book, written with enthusiasm.
Ten little children, each one with its character, its
joys, its worries, but their secret communication codes
as well, the unprecedented friendship and companionship
TO VIMA newspaper - 20 Dec.1980
"Written with enthusiasm, but also with insight
into children's soul, this engaging book consists of
ten stories. Having the square of Sun as the link -
the reference point of the children's company - the
authoress unfolds, with love and humour, the personal
story of each child, outlining, on the other hand, friendship,
companionship and the bond that binds the ten little
MESIMVRINI newspaper - 13 Jan. 1981
"When man feels sad at heart because of the misery
of everyday life, the best thing to do is to read a
book for children, like that lively, fresh and illuminated
one that the multi prize-winning and competent author
gave to our children, but to adults as well..."
EFTHINI magazine - no 118 - October 1981
"...Ten short stories with the kids of a neighborhood
being the heroes of them. Written in amusing style,
they give, through the tales and games, simple and useful
knowledge or touch on minor and major problems in a
natural way - the fear in darkness, the fear of hospitals,
poverty, the parents' divorce - problems that have great
impact on little kids' souls and their parents often
leave them unanswered."
DIALEGOUME VIVLIA GIA PEDIA - no 7, 1982