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Pikku Vintage: Papas


32 Pages, 8.5 x 11

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $16.99 (US $16.99) (CA $21.99)

Publication Date: July 2017

ISBN 9780993488443

Rights: US, CA & NZ

Pikku Publishing (Jul 2017)

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Set in the Greek Islands, and originally published in 1966, Tasso is a timeless fable for children whose theme is wonderfully familiar

Can Tasso and his bouzouki be replaced by a Rock-a-Rola machine at the village café? What place do people have in a world where innovation can make them feel worthless? This heartwarming tale has never been more relevant. Papa's illustrations evoke the simple life of the islanders which though hard, reminds us of the value of a common life lived out together.


"Brilliant water-colors full of Greek humor and zesty line. . . . More than a slice, a generous helping of life by the Aegean for an older audience than most picture books." —Kirkus Reviews

"A lively and nostalgic look at Greek island life." —School Library Journal 

 "I loved this book, and recommend it to everyone, especially Greeks."  —Greek Kid's Reading Guide 2017

Author Biography

William Papas (1927-2000) was a political cartoonist, author, illustrator and watercolorist. He created cartoons for the Guardian, Sunday Times and Punch magazine, and wrote and illustrated successful books for children and adults. He was a commended runner up for the 1964, 1967, and 1968 Kate Greenaway medals.