The King Who Had Too Much of Everything

Author: Maria Papayanni
Illustrated by Effie Lada

 

A once strong and beloved king is overwhelmed by distrust and fear
after having nightmares of losing his possessions and his people’s love forever. Ruled by his delusion, he isolates himself from his people and the people from each other. Joy, smiling, even eye contact are no longer permitted. The king carries all that he owns and all that makes life worth living around with him in a giant sack, until one day he dies of misery. The people then open the sack to finally share their happiness with each other. In this fairytale-like story, critically acclaimed author Maria Papayanni promotes values such as freedom and fulfilled communal living that stand opposed to materialism and the fear of life. She does so by drawing on allegorical elements in a vivid and inspired way. The illustrations of Effie Lada – who also has received multiple awards and international acclaim – are delicate and at the same time expressive; they emphasize the affective dimensions of the text through shape and colour. (5+)

 

 

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Μια περιπετεια για τον Ρωμαιο

Μια περιπετεια για τον Ρωμαιο

Ως την ακρη του κοσμου

Ως την ακρη του κοσμου

Πες το μ΄ ενα παραμυθι – Τα ασημένια πατίνια

Πες το μ΄ ενα παραμυθι  – Τα ασημένια πατίνια

The King Who Had Too Much of Everything

Ειχε απ’ ολα και ειχε πολλα

Shoes with Wings

Παπουτσια με φτερα

The Moonling

Τουλαχιστον δυο

“Say it with a story”, - The Adventures of Nils

Πες το μ΄ ενα παραμυθι  – Οι περιπετειες του Νιλς

The Lonesome Tree

Το Δεντρο το Μοναχο

The Dream Thief

Η κλεφτρα των ονειρων

I Want To Win!

Μια αλλη μερα θα νικησεις εσυ!

Christmas Topsy-Turvy

Εκεινα τα Χριστουγεννα ηρθαν τα κατω πανω!

Says One, Says the Other

Λέγε ο ένας, λέγε ο άλλος

Christmas: Time for Miracles

Χριστουγεννα, καιρος για θαυματα

The Accidental Bookworm!

Βιβλιοφαγος κατα… λαθος!

Go to the Blackboard!

Στον πινακα!

Back to School

Επιστροφη στο σχολειο

Around the World on a Bicycle

Ο γυρος του κοσμου με το ποδηλατο

Top of The Class

Πρωτος!

How Long is ‘Always’?

Παντα;

Who’s in Charge?

Ποιος ειναι ο αρχηγος;

Tomorrow the Earth Will Grow

Τρεις παλαμες ολη η Γη

Ellie on the Moon

Η Ελλη στο φεγγαρι

Goodnight, Mom

Καληνυχτα, μαμα

An Adventure for Romeo

Μια περιπετεια για το Ρωμαιο

Will you Do Me a Favour, Santa?

Αγιε Βασιλη, θα μου κανεις μια χαρη;

My Name is Maya

Με λενε Μαγια

Catch them!

Πιαστε τους!

As If By Magic

Ως δια μαγειας

Around the World on a Bicycle

Ο γυρος του κοσμου με το ποδηλατο

Εκει και παντα αλλου

Εκει και παντα αλλου

Ellie’s Secret Recipe

Η μυστικη συνταγη της Ελλης

Petros’ Stories

Οι μικρες ιστοριες του Πετρου