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Zei Alki - Author

Alki Zei contributed to the Greek Resistance against the German occupation during World War II then during the Civil War that followed, she fled with her husband to the Soviet Union as a political refugee. Soon after her return, she had to leave again at the time of the military junta in 1967, due to her opposition to the regime. She returned to Greece in 1974 after the restoration of democracy.

She is an award-winning Greek author of over a dozen books for children including: Wildcat under Glass, Peter’s War, The Purple Umbrella, Alice In Marble Land and The Sound of the Dragon’s Feet.

In 1992, she won the National Award for Children's Literature (Greece) and has been nominated for the Hans Christian Andersen Award and the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award for Literature.

Her books have been translated into many languages.

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Tina's Web
Zei Alki
Shortlisted for the 2009 Marsh Award for Children's Literature in Translation. If you read Junk by Malcolm Burgess, you were probably gripped by it but you didn't necessarily enjoy it. Tina's Web, however, is different in many ways but similar...
Lovereading Price: £6.39 - Saving £1.60 (20%) Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 28/06/2007
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