My published work

 

 

Books by Pavlos Valassakis translated from Greek into English, and Angela Wilkes translated from English into Greek. Published by Turtle Publications in Athens:

What’s the fastest way to get to the other end of the world? For Bellerophon it was to ride a horse with wings. This book tells the adventures of Pegasus, the horse that could fly, and Bellerophon, its brave rider.

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Daedalus and Icarus were the first men to fly. But Icarus was careless. This book tells what happened to him, when he flew too close to the sun.

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“My son, you must find another country to rule. Greece is too small for you.” This is what his father told him, and Alexander never forgot it. He captured Egypt and then went as far east as the Ganges River ruling over many countries. This is his story.

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Would you like to become invisible? Think of the things you could do! Perseus not only became invisible but he could also fly by wearing Hermes’ special sandals. I wish I could do this, too!

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This is an account of Gulliver’s travels in Lilliput, where people were only as big as his hand. The illustrations by Peter Dennis capture with humor his adventures in this curious land.

Ages 6-7.

Based on a true incident, the story of Robinson Crusoe is the most famous survival story read by millions around the world. Ages 6-7.

Sailing to Treasure Island to find Captain Flint’s treasure is full of danger. Young Jim Hawkins comes back wiser and richer from this adventure.

Ages 6-7.

The Peloponnesian War, 431-404 BC – Althea’s memoir.

Crinkles, July/August 2004

www.crinkles.com/

Greece.

Kid Zone, March/April 2005.

http://scottpublications.com/kz/

An olive grove at last!

The Mediterranean Garden, October 2004.

http://www.mediterraneangardensociety.org/

journal.html

Olive tree growers? Yes by Athena!

Fruit Gardener, September/October 2004.

http://www.crfg.org/fg/

The caretta caretta: what kind of name is that? Saplings Magazine, October 2004. Online.

What are all those ruins up there? This and other questions are answered in this e-book that makes a visit on the Acropolis an interesting experience for kids. Here they can read all they need to know about the myths and history of the site, with images to color and activities for each chapter.

It includes a timeline, Who’s who, and a short bibliography. Ages 9-12. In English and Greek.

 

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King Arthur

 

and the

 

Knights of the Round Table.

 

The adventures of King Arthur and his knights are presented here in a short version for young readers.

Ages 6-7.

Articles and stories published in the following magazines:

Workbook Guides about Greece sold online from NostosBooks in PDF form:

The anger of Aeolus, meeting with Circe the witch, and the monsters of Scylla and Charybdis were just a few of the dangers Odysseus faced after the sack of Troy. Read them all here.

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Do you speak Greek? This version of the Acropolis guide is for you.

 

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            NostosBooks             Stories and workbooks for children coming to Greece

Delphi was the center of religious and political power for several centuries. Through their prophesies, the priests in Apollo’s sanctuary influenced state decisions about many issues, from waging war, to starting a new colony. Individuals would travel for days to ask the oracle for advice about marriage, business ventures, you name it.

This workbook guide to Delphi gives information about the ancient site, and explains the workings of the Oracle. It includes a timeline, Who’s who, and a short bibliography. Ages 10-13. In English.

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An overview of the historical periods of Greece that helps a young student understand the sequence of events and the changes that took place in the Greek peninsula from the time of cavemen till today. Each page-long chapter is followed by an activity: puzzle, maze, hidden words, and more. It includes a timeline, and a short bibliography. Good for kids who travel in Greece, as well as the classroom. Ages 11-13. In English.

 

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In this book you can learn:

¿How to use encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, CD-ROMs, the Internet and more, to research a topic for a school report or a hobby

¿How the Dewey Decimal system works

¿How to keep notes and evaluate your sources

¿How to write correct bibliographies

 

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Every four years Greeks from the entire ancient world traveled to the sanctuary of Zeus in Olympia to participate in the festival dedicated to Zeus, and watch the Olympic Games. The travel was expensive, long, tiring, and dangerous. But the fame of the Games made people want to go all the same.

This workbook guide takes the visitor through the ancient site and includes information about the ancient Olympic Games. 12 and up. In English.

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