Christmas Topsy-Turvy

Author: Maria Papayanni
Illustrated by Petros Christoulias

 

It’s not that important from where you see the sun and the moon. What is important is wanting to understand the world. Under the earth lives a little boy, ever so different from all the other boys on earth. An imp, ever so different from the other imps, as well. He likes books, songs, stories, drawing, but he doesn’t like mischief making one bit. He doesn’t cuss, spit, push and shove or holler. Why, what about the other thing? He just loves water! He likes being clean and, so, when he goes out in the neighborhood, nobody wants to play with him because he stinks of soap and toothpaste.

Worst of all, the day is coming near when all the underworld imps will go up on the earth, like they do on this day every year. Nathan really wants to meet humans, despite the scary stories he’s heard about them from grownups. Like, for instance, that they stole from them the ancient, sacred stones. Nathan does want to go to High Earth, though not uninvited. He will end up going, whether he wants to or not, and, after an unexpected turn of events, he will even be forced to spend an entire year with humans.

Then, he will come to realize that no truth is absolute.

He will discover that not all humans are bad, just like not all imps are good.

There are a great many humans of many different kinds.

 

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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