Comings and GoingsAuthor Anna Kontoleon & Manso Kontoleon Illustrated by Fotini Tikkou ISBN 9781595729217 Binding Trade Paper Publisher Star Bright Books Inc. Publication Date June 15, 2021 Size 203 x 254 mm
Phevos is traveling all by himself to meet his grandparents and cousins who live far away! He wakes up early each day, stuffing his suitcase with all it can hold and draws postcards when he feels a bit anxious to calm himself. Meanwhile, Grandpa Leander, Grandma Phoebe, Aunt Sophie, Uncle Mike, and twins Sam and Tina eagerly prepare for Phevos's arrival with creative and fun projects, building tree houses and more. What will happen when Phevos and his family members finally see each other?
Travel has never been so exciting in this heartwarming story of finding independence and strengthening family ties. Through a mix of colored pencil, collage, charcoal, and photographs, bold illustrations capture Phevos's anxiety, excitement, and self—confidence, and the joy of family union. Told in a dual—narrative, Comings and Goings will guide youngsters through the chaos and anticipation of Phevos and his family's new adventures.
Anna Kontoleon is a children's book writer and translator. She won the Greek IBBY award for The Seven Lives of Kombos in 2012 and the Award for Translation of a Book for Children by the Greek Society of Translators in 2015. Anna lives in Athens, Greece.
Manso Kontoleon is one of the most popular Greek children's authors and has won many Greek IBBY and Society of Greek Writers awards. Comings and Goings is the first book Manso co—authored with his daughter, Anna. He lives in Athens, Greece.
Fotini Tikkou is a freelance illustrator of children's books, patterns, and handmade ceramics. She studied at the Athens School of Fine Arts. Fotini lives in Copenhagen, Denmark, with her partner and daughter.