Each month, members of VBT - Writers on the Move posts about another writer in the group. This month, I'm a day late due to those pesky life problems, but my visitor is Liana Metal.
Liana lives in Greece, on the small island of Corfu. She's an artist, teacher (MA Applied Linguistics) and freelance journalist, writing articles about travel, lifestyle, and food.
Her books focus on nature and on children's problems, such as low self-esteem and friendship issues.
The book I want to discuss is The White Snail, a bilingual book for youngsters, also illustrated by her.
The book is paperback and 34 pages. It can be found on Lulu, or through her website: Liana Metal.
The White Snail
Written and illustrated by Iliana Metallinou aka Liana Metal.
The White Snail includes an exciting story and educational material appropriate for young readers. It is the first of a series of books that aims to encourage children to read stories, while at the same time learn about nature. At the end of each book there are educational activities.
The White Snail’s basic theme is self-esteem that develops from early childhood. The hero of this story believes that he is not equal to the other snails just because he is different. This story is about the differences among people or peoples generally. It caters not only to young kids but also to adults, parents and teachers.
This series also aims to highlight some of the small miracles of nature that we usually take for granted. The White Snail encourages the reader to notice snails closely and learn some facts about them via the educational activity at the end of the book.
BILINGUAL ΤΕΧΤ: GREEK/ENGLISH:
This book can be read both in Greek and English. Thus, it caters to Foreign Language education as well as to readers all over the world.
Liana seems such an interesting person and writer. I hope people will visit her website and discover more about her and her books.