Coming Soon: January Release
It is a typical morning on Sri Lanka’s coast, but within seconds, something resembling a huge mythical beast emerges from the depths of the ocean. With its enormous hands spread high into the sky and its huge ferocious mouth open wide, it engulfs everything in its path. Hanseni, Nishian and their friends must now fight to survive against the cruellest of natural disasters.
The Blue Dragon describes the complete terror of the catastrophic tsunami that hit Sri Lanka in December 2004. Written by award winning children’s and teen book author Yiola Damianou-Papadopoulou, this fictional story is suitable for 10+ readers.
About the Author
Yiola Damianou-Papadopoulou was born in Nicosia and spent her childhood in the Congo and Nigeria. She studied journalism in Athens and has worked with a number of radio stations, magazines and newspapers in Cyprus.
She has published short stories for adults, Batoure and African Moments, as well as novels: The Forest’s Whisper, which won the Cyprus State Award 1992; Our Heart’s Journeys; A Life’ s Destiny; My other Half; Hold on Through Your Dreams, This is how I want to remember; and The Slow Dance.
She has also written children’s and young adult fiction, including: All the Children of the World, which won the Cyprus State Award for Children’ s Literature 2005; Through the Moonlight, The Blue Dragon; Walk with the Moon; and Gaby’ s Kidnapping, which won the Cyprus State Award for Children’ s Literature 2012.
Her books have won various distinctions such as: First Prize in the European Contest of the Eleven Municipalities of Val di Nievole, Italy; third Prize in the Noumas Contest; and a distinction in the Pan-hellenic Contest of the Municipality of Petroupolis.