Του Ουρανού τα Παραμύθια (Αγγλική γλώσσα)
When a child in Ancient Greece gazed up at the sky, he would be awestruck by the magnificence of the night and captivated by the mystery which the glow of the stars held.
It is not at all strange then, that the planets and the shapes of the stars were connected to Greek mythology. They became stories with dragons, gods and heroes that take the reader on a fascinating journey to starry skies with the overwhelming beauty of the tales for a guide.
There is no better way for modern-day children to discover the secrets that the clear night sky hides. It is now time to find out how Orion was turned into a constellation, how Perseus saved Andromeda from the claws of a fearsome dragon, how Hera turned Callisto into a wild bear…
And much more, how our galaxy was formed, what a red giant really is, how a black hole was created…
Truly enchanting is this voyage to the depths of the starry skies. And even more enchanting are the Sky tales…
A few words about the author and the illustrator
(Σύντομο Βιογραφικό Σημείωμα συγγραφέα και εικονογράφου)
Dimokritos Tsoukapas was born in Serres and has three daughters. He studied Economics in the school of Higher Industrial Studies of Thessaloniki (nowadays known as The University of Macedonia).
He has been an author for fifteen years.
In addition to writing historical and satirical novels, he is also involved in the theatre. In 2012 he received the first Panhellenic prize for theatrical work with his satirical drama ‘Yunan’ that was successfully performed by the experimental team of the Municipal District Theatre of the Northen Aegean. He has written the one-act plays ‘The Elderly Women’, ‘The Handcuffs’, ‘The Jellyfish’ and ‘The Coquette’ as well as the satirical drama ‘Karyon’ that was performed by an amateur cast. He adapted two works; Molière’s ‘Doctor in Spite of Himself’ and Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’. His book ‘Forty Essays and One Letter’ has been published by Ziti publications.
A keen devotee of the starry sky, he has contributed articles to various astronomy journals and papers.
His work ‘Sky Tales’ is his first experience of writing children’s literature.
He lives permanently in Perea, Thessaloniki.
‘I was born in Piraeus on the 13th July, 1992. The world accepted me generously… I accepted the world in turn… in this way I really came into the world’.
Nikos Polychronopoulos attended the 1st Vocational School of Piraeus. Now he is a fourth-year university student in the Department of Visual and Applied Arts at Florina, a beautiful, colourful town in Northern Greece.
In addition to drawing, he is also involved in the creation of comics and the writing of their content as well as graphic art and three-dimensional computer graphics.
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