O Spanos tji’ oi saranda dratjioi [Spanos and the forty dragons]

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Description

Country: Cyprus


Title: Kypriakon paramythin: O Spanos tji’ oi saranda dratjioi [A folk tale from Cyprus: Spanos and the forty dragons]


Language: Multilingual edition: Cypriot Dialect, Standard Greek, English


Bibliographic Information: Tsangaris, Hambis. Kypriakon paramythin: O Spanos tji’ oi saranda dratjioi [A folk tale from Cyprus: Spanos and the forty dragons]. Trans. Elli Peonidou & Elena Pulcheriou. 2nd ed. Nicosia: PRINTCO, 1991.


ISBN: 9963-7590-5-X

Summary:
Once upon a time, there was a man called Spanos. Through his bravery and shrewdness, he managed to defeat the forty dragons that had cut off the water supply to his village.

 

Reason for choosing the book:
Even though this is not a recent picture book, it is considered a masterpiece within the genre of picture books by Cypriot illustrators. The artistic quality of the engravings is irrefutable, as is the artist’s ability to tell a captivating story, providing at the same instance a glimpse into the Cypriot culture and tradition.

 

Proposed Learning Activities:

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Links to relevant sites:
http://www.neoskosmos.com/news/en/Print-making-Cyprus-Arts-Hambis
Article on Hambi’s work

http://www.hambisprintmakingcenter.org.cy/
Homepage of Hambis Printmaking School and Museum

http://www.petersgallery.com.cy/Peters_Gallery_2/Artists_A-Z_thumb_view/ Pages/Hambis_Tsangaris.html
A gallery showcasing Hambis’ work