(Seven Red Threads)
Ekdoseis ton Epta, 1978. 2nd edition Vasdekis, 1984. 3rd
edition Patakis, 1993 - 24rd edition Patakis, 2020. 80 pp.
Illustrator: Vangelis Eleftheriou
One of these stories has been translated into English
and published in Cricket, the American magazine for children,
and in Thinking about Reading - Focus on story Comprehension-level
D, Modern Curriculum Press, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Broadcast in Greece (EIR)
Seven fairy-tales written in traditional style.
The background is mostly rural and the heroes are grown-ups,
animals, or trees. Yet, the tales deal with ever-lasting
truths, thus creating a link between today's children
"Seven original tales, even one more valuable
offer by Loty Petrovits-Andrutsopulou to Greek Children's
Literature. Written in the same beautiful way, with
unfailing imagination and lyricism, both of which distinguish
her previous works as well... Children of the age of
kindergarten and above will be enthusiastic about them".
IKOGENIA KAI SCHOLIO magazine, Cyprus, January-February
"...The power of mutual help among the creatures
of nature, the need to share our sorrows and joys with
our fellowmen, kindness, courage, optimism and a number
of other constructive messages pass through those plain
DIALEGOUME VIVLIA GIA PEDIA magazine, no 3-4, 1979
"...Seven short tales written plainly, with closely-knit
and vivid word. Every single tale offers a different
message, gives a moral that comes out of the story plotting
with no didacticism, exactly as it happens in the folk
tales by which, of course, the authoress is fairly influenced".
Vito Angelopoulou, E KATHIMERINI newspaper - 31.5.1979
"...The narration flows and the style is plain,
with a childish air and a sense of humour being diffused".
ODIGOS PEDIKOU VIVLIOU - 1986
"...A prize-winning authoress includes seven short
stories on various themes explaining some aspect of
nature or human behavior. Good for reading aloud".
BOOKLIST - USA, 15.4.1989
"A collection of tales that manage to combine
the folktale elements with the problems and needs of
today. In this way, we can realize how the folktale
- such a narrative pattern - can maintain, even in our
days, the place which has always belonged to it".
Manos Kontoleon, UNICEF and the World magazine - Spring