Raising the Profile of Today’s Greek Children’s Literature

Yiannis S. Papadatos, Dimitris Politis


The main scope of this article is to raise a concise profile of today’s Greek Literature for Children, which has been shaped during last years. After a short report on the reasons that contributed to the configuration of such a profile, some representative books written for children are presented, divided into three categories according to their main theme. There is also a reference to the various genres of literature address children as well as to the translations into Greek, to the illustrations made and the criticism of this literature. By the end of this article becomes apparent that, while Greek Literature for Children presents an intention of qualitative rise referring to the themes presented in the books, and follows European and international standards, it needs to become "bolder" regarding the narrative ways authors employ to meet their readers.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5539/res.v4n4p23

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