We'd like to discuss why books are worth reading. This's our opinion about this problem. Would you like to complete our point of view, please? We also like to know your own (Greek, Cyprus) VIPs who are book lovers. We hope our project encourage others to read too.
In our common film you can see some of the famous Greeks who were (and are) avid readers. The nobel prize poets Giorgos Seferis and Odysseas Elytis, the poets Kostis Palamas, Manolis Anagnostakis and Kiki Dimoula, the great author Nikos Kazantzakis, the childrens books' author Penelope Delta, the philosopher Cornelios Kastoriadis, the primeminister Eleftherios Venizelos and many presidents of the Greek Republic.
Four school libraries joined forces to make a tribute to the ancient Greek dramatist Sophocles, who is part of the European culture and whose plays we all have in our libraries.
When a book like Romeo and Juliet opens in the library, there is no saying what can happen in the month of Magia Biblioteki. This time Romeo spoke in Polish, Juliet in Greek, but they understood each other perfectly. The paper heroes were drawn after the students in Lublin and Elefsina who lent their voices to them.
Τον μήνα της Μαγείας της Βιβλιοθήκης, ο Ρωμαίος συναντά την Ιουλιέτα του πάνω στο μπαλκόνι της μέσα σε ένα ανοιχτό βιβλίο. Μιλάνε άλλη γλώσσα, ο Ρωμαίος Πολωνικά, η Ιουλιέτα Ελληνικά, αλλά καταλαβαίνονται απόλυτα! Οι χάρτινοι ήρωες έχουν τα χαρακτηριστικά των μαθητών που τους δάνεισαν τη φωνή τους στο Λούμπλιν και στην Ελευσίνα.
Click here to read the balcony scene, pages 42-49. More at OPEN LIBRARY!
A sea pebble brought in Elefsina library by Natalie was named after Yorick, sinse it looks like a skull. The Bookraft team photographed the library though its eyes (I mean holes!). Vanitas!
Part 3. The Lublin team.
On the day we celebrated etwinning's fifth anniversary, the English class of Ms Dretaki in Elefsina presented their work on Shakespeare. On the left, instances an ordinary day in the Elefsina library, on the right, Bogatynia library's dramatisation of Shakespeare's poems. The Bard unites!!
So, allow yourself to dream all through the summer with book suggestions by your librarians and library members.
Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
Pride and Predjudice by Jane Austen
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
The Red and the Black by Stendhal
A tale of two Cities by Charles Dickens
The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevski
Demian by Herman Hesse
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
The curious case of Benjamin Button by F.S. Fidzgerald
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
Animal Farm by George Orwell
The little prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
East of Eden by John Steinbeck
The Old man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
The Life and Times of Alexis Zorbas by Nikos Kazantzakis
The Perfum by Patrick Suskindt
Ken Follet, The Pillars of the EarthKen Follet, World without end
Marek Edelman, I was love in the ghetto
Sue Townsend, Adrian Mole series of
Jodi Picoult, without my consent (and her other books)
Khaled Hosseini, A boy with a kite
Bernhard Schlink, Lector
Judith Fathallah, Chuda
Elizabeth Zoller, Ajednak shoot
Gloria Whelan, Homeless Bird
Irving Stone, the vastness of fame
Janusz Wisniewski, scenes from the life behind the wall
Paulho Coelho, Bride
John Burnham Schwartz, Reservation Road
1. J.K.Rowling, Books of Harry Potter,
2. S.Meyer, Twilight Saga,
3. A.Brashares, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
4. Christiane F., We, children from ZOO railway station,
5. S.Meyer, The Host,
6. H.Sienkiewicz, Quo vadis,
7. L.Snicket, A Series of Unfortunate Events,
8. C.Funke, The Ink Blood; The Ink Heart; The Ink Death
9. M.Fox, Mgda.doc
10. W.Dirie, Desert flower,
11. E.Bronte, Wuthering Heights,
12.U.Eco, The Name of Rose,
13. D.Setterfield, The thirteenth tale
14. R.Kosik, Books about adventures of Felix, Net and Nika,
15. R.Gordon, B.Williams, Tunnels; Deeper; Freefall
16. F.Flagg, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
17. J.Flanagan, Rangers Apprentice
Making our own comics based on our favourite books!
Fruitopia by Eugenios Trivizas
The five-lock case by Eugenios Trivizas
Operation Lightning by Kika Poulheriou
The Tomb of Treasure by Terry Deary
Secret Seven by Enid Blyton