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Paidika oneira = Children’s dreams

Michaēlidu-Kadē, Marina (Michaelidou-Kadi, Marina) (text)
Stamatiadē, Ntaniela (Stamatiadi, Daniela) (illus.)
Athēna: Patakēs (Patakis), 2016. – [32] p.
ISBN 978-960-16-6643-3
Text Greek and English

Dream  | Fantasy  | Game  | Picture book  | Bilingual book

Reading age: 3+

White Ravens issue: 2017


A boy dreams of flying. A girl builds a sand castle that should never collapse in on itself. Another girl wants to spend her life among animals. Dreams are more than mere impulsive wishes, they are bridges to goals and visions, which allow children to look confidently into the future. All too often, they are countered with sceptical cynicism from adults. But for a child no dream is unthinkable or too bizarre, and sometimes they do come true. What goes on inside children when they focus on a game, and what this means for their growth, is expressively and sensitively captured by Daniela Stamatiadi’s illustrations, which form the book’s second plane of storytelling. This is the second bilingual title of the award-winning Cyprian author Marina Michailidou-Kadi, who received the 2016 IBBY Sweden Peter Pan Award for “To kokkino phorema tēs Sabel” (Chavel’s red dress) (White Ravens 2014).