Tales for children

The series "Tales for children", which is gradually being enriched with new publications, functions as additional material that supports the "Educational packs" and is addressed essentially at young children. The "Tales for chlidren", now also available to the general public as independent volumes, are based on folk tales and stories, as well as on traditional society's economic aspects and processes that relate directly to the PIOP Museums' themes. In other words, it concerns products such as olives and olive oil, materials such as marble and leather, their uses and their elaboration with respect to social needs. Consequently, the retelling of folk tales and their adaptation to contemporary situations is aimed at offering an insight into the pre-industrial production methods and traditional technology, such as waterpower, marble carving, etc.
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Alexandra, Pavlos and the mystery of Lake Stymphalia

Sophia Kalantzakou
Illustrated by: Spiros Goussis
Athens 2015, 48 p.
ISBN 978-960-244-168-8
€ 14.50

Sophia Kalantzakou's inspiration for the new adventure of Alexandra, Pavlos and their friends comes from the well-known myth relating to the region of Lake Stymphalia ...

A girl hovers in Kerameikos. An anti-war story in the Athens of Classical times

Christos Boulotis
Drawings: Vassilis Papatsarouchas
Athens 2011, 56 p.
ISBN 978-960-244-153-4
€ 21.90

Inspired by the excavation of a mass grave in the vicinity of the ancient Kerameikos cemetery and the reconstruction of ...

The tiny book that wanted to be read

Maria Klini
The tiny book that wanted to be read
Illustrated by: Konstantina Mprinia
Athens 2016, 28 p. (digital edition)
ISBN 978-960-244-184-8
€ 2

The book in this story is tiny, so tiny that in order to see it you need a microscope...

The stone ship

Aliki Balaska – Dimitris Foussekis
Athens 2009, 36 p.
ISBN 978-960-244-137-4
€ 12.72

The story of young Petros unfolds in a village on theisland of Tinos, where daily life is dominated by the processing ...

The Olive's Tears. A folktale from Samos

Illustration: Diatsenta Parissi
Athens 2006, 29 p.
ISBN 960-244-092-9
€ 12.72

The story of the young boy with the peculiar name of Olive’s Tears is based on a popular folktale from theisland of Samos, which ...

The Silk Mansion (To Archontiko tou Metaxiou - available in Greek only)

Matoula Karayianni-Tolka
Illustration: Eleni Kotsoni
Athens 2017, 64p.
ISBN 978-960-244-188-6
€ 14.50

Built in the late 19th century, the Brikas Mansion overlooking Soufli’s “Mesochori” square still stands tall. It was the largest “koukoulospito” (literally a cocoonery, as the large houses centred on sericulture were then called) in terms of silkworm rearing, and its owner the biggest producer of silkworm seed (eggs)...