The Adventures of Hope & Trusty, Book One: Sky Cloud City
Softcover ISBN: 978-0-9776396-8-7
Made in Massachusetts, USA.
OUT OF PRINT
Sky Cloud City is the story of two young friends, a boy named Trusty and a girl named Hope. They seize an opportunity to go on an adventure to the bird kingdom and help the oppressed birds restore their status among men and the Gods. The Adventures of Hope & Trusty: Sky Cloud City is an award winning book inspired by the classical Greek comedy, The Birds, by the ancient Greek playwright Aristophanes. It extols the virtues of friendship, cooperation, peace, and respect for the environment.
Illustrated in pastel by New England artist Aspasia Tsihlakis Arvanitis.
The Adventures of Hope & Trusty: Sky Cloud City ACTIVITY BOOK
Softcover ISBN: 978-1-7324758-1-6
Printed in Greece.
Young readers can continue the Hope and Trusty adventure with an award winning activity book that accompanies Sky Cloud City. It includes information on Aristophanes and his play The Birds, discussion questions for the enthusiastic reader, an ongoing illustration contest, a crossword puzzle based on Sky Cloud City, a maze, facts about birds, cut-out masks to enact the roles in the book, coloring pages, and decorative calligraphy tracing.
Originally published in 2016 by Pierce Press. Currently available by LITTLE CENTAUR PRESS.
The Adventures of Hope & Trusty, Book Two: Rescuing Irene
Available in 2020
Our two heroes, Hope and Trusty, embark on a second adventure soon after returning home from Sky Cloud City. In their absence, a terrible war has begun. After months of hardship and sorrow, they decide to take matters into their own hands. Why do they travel to Mount Olympus, where the mighty Zeus resides? Who is Irene and why does she need to be rescued? Can two children stand up to War and restore peace and prosperity in their land? In this new adventure, Hope and Trusty take initiatives and make brave decisions that will change their lives. Inspired by another masterpiece of classical Greek literature, the comedy Peace by the ancient Greek playwright, Aristophanes.
ARTHUR the Fly-Slayer & the Forty Dragons