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"Ston iskio tou paramythodendrou ”   ((In the shade of the story-teller tree)
2nd edition Patakis, 2019 130 pp.
Illustrator: Nicholas Andrikopoulos
ISBN: : 978-960-16-3951-2

This book includes 12 of the most popular phantasies and fairy-tales written or re-told by Loty Petrovits. They are tales that manage to combine folktale elements with concerns and needs of today. They speak of marvels and common things, mischief and tricks, good will and evil, animals and birds, witches and dwarfs, lords and beauties; they speak of ordinary people facing hardships but never losing their courage, never stop dreaming, hoping and trying for a better future.

Reviews for this book’s stories:

I zavolies tou zavolinou (Mischivino's Mischief)
"...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!"
Yiannis Papadatos
UNICEF and KOSMOS (UNICEF and the WORLD), no. 50, Autumn 2002

"...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 2003

I foni ton zoon (The voice of the animals)
"... Despite the wise owl's objection, some animals made up an elaborate voice for the horse, because they thought it needed it. Children will enjoy this story, as they can add more animals to the catalogue of those who want to offer a voice to the horse. And surely children will join the owl, in its effort to make the animals change their mind."
Yiannis Papadatos, UNICEF kai KOSMOS magazine - No 48, Spring 2002

" ... a wonderful humorous story, evolving through the gradual addition of another animal and another voice. Children will enjoy it and, at the same time, they will have the opportunity to think what the owl, the wise bird, has said: Nature has given every creature what it really needs."
Eleni Sarantiti, ELEFTHEROTYPIA newspaper - 12 July 2002

To dikroko avgo (The double yolk egg)
"...What really impresses and subverts what actually happens in our everyday lives is the fact that none of the animals thinks of itself worth receiving such an honour (could there have been a more theological question?). And independently of what each of the animals thinks of being important for it - beauty, utility, power, intelligence etc - in the end, it realizes that all these characteristics only constitute details of a whole that is life itself. A truly smart answer! The most important thing, though, is that children are presented with such great truths in an exceptionally simple way. A lesson to be taught to anyone who wants to be called 'author'..."
Zoe Kanava, Athens, 5.4.2003

"...The well-known authoress offers us one more sample of the quality of her work. A story written in high spirits with rich illustrations that will make children enjoy it. A story that will also make young children feel more self-confident about their abilities, whatever these are."
DIADROMES magazine, No. 13 - Spring 2004

To helidoni kai i petalouda (The swallow and the butterfly)
"... a piece of fantasy that stresses the value of friendship and the courage we need in life."
PEDI KAI NEOI GONEIS (Children and New Parents) Magazine - April 2002

"... In this book a butterfly helps a scared swallow to fly for the first time... Through a successful, indirect way, the story refers to the continuous effort needed to achieve a goal, and stresses the value of mutual assistance".
Yiannis Papadatos, DIAVAZO magazine, No 430, June 2002

"...It is the authoress' enjoyable and succinct writing style as well as the presentation of the story through aesthetically high illustrations that lead children to a nice trip in the world of imagination giving them the opportunity to learn about the power and worth of friendship and how to effectively deal with their fears."
ETHNOS newspaper - Sunday, 18 August 2002

Paramythia tis agapis (Love fairy tales)
" ...Delightful stories! They reminded me of the best folk tales, as they have their simplicity and aphoristic wisdom".
Heraklis Kallergis, Professor Emeritus, Patras University Patras, 13 December 2005

"... Τhese three stories are linked together not only because they speak about the value and the strength of love, kindness and courage, but because they are narrated in a "folk tale" way and language, which the author wields skilfully".
Tasoula Tsilimeni, Lecturer at the University of Thessaly
IMERISIOS KIRIKAS newspaper (Larissa), 29 December 2005

Ena kouki kai dyo revithia kanoun tria paramythia (One bean and two chickpeas make three fairy tales)
“Someone admires how a talented authoress can make old stories narrated by old storytellers appear new as well as give them a breath of creation. You can read these stories and forget all about your problems, as a little child would do; you can even dream about them…A writing style that flows and captures the reader that will surely enjoy it. Coloured illustration that successfully embellishes the text”.
Galatia Grigoriadou-Soureli
DIADROMES magazine, issue 85 – Spring 2007

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