A book is not everything

Still, it is so many things.

A book can help you grow fly

Walk sure-footed

Look far dive deep

Travel to distant, unexplored, imaginary lands

And if you are reckless and end up shipwrecked, it can help you return.

A book is not everything

But it is definitely a whole wide world.

Maria Papayanni – Greek author

nominee for the H.C. Andersen Award 2020

Me in titles

I am quick to laugh

Even quicker to shed tears

I never stop dreaming

I am ashamed of all the misery in the world

I forgive easily, but never those who torture people or animals.