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Children’s dreams
Patakis Publications
Illustrated by Daniela Stamatiadi
Once there was a girl who dreamed of touching the stars that shone in the sky. And a boy who dreamed of flying like a bird, over the rooftops and over the sea and the clouds. Some dreams seem so impossible, that no one believes they might ever come true…

A book about what it means to have dreams and never giving up on them, even in the most difficult circumstances.

  • White Ravens 2017.
  • Shortlisted for the Greek national children’s books awards in the picture book category (2017).


“The author with simple but inspired form creates one of the most beautiful, optimistic tales.” Eleni Artzanidou, “THINK FREE Opinion Magazine”

“I don’t know if this book should first be read by children or adults, parents, teachers, each one of us. Because ‘Children’s dreams’ [. . .] do not simply bring you back to the distant past of your own childhood, but make you ponder its relevance with the truth of your present.” Eleni Georgostathi, “Once upon a time young Eleni” blog

“A book about self-esteem and having confidence in ourselves, our ideas, dreams, and beliefs. A book that speaks against all the ‘shoulds’ imposed by grownups and makes the dreams of children a reality. A book that is not only for children, but also for those adults who have lived through the years and forgot their path, their dreams.” Eleni Mpeteinaki, “Looking for readers” blog

“The author’s stories indirectly and effortlessly suggest how important it is to acquaint children with nature, active play, and the observation of the natural world, to help them develop their personalities, unleash their talents, and find their dream … The illustrations of Daniella Stamatiadi reveal the wonderful, bright, and warm world of the children’s souls, which is in stark contrast to the strict silhouettes of adults, who stand in the gray shadow of rejection, devaluation, and compromise.” Angeliki, “Beloved children’s books” blog