The Adventures of Hope & Trusty, Book One: Sky Cloud City
Softcover ISBN: 978-0-9776396-8-7
Made in Massachusetts, USA.
Two young friends, a boy named Trusty and a girl named Hope, travel to the bird kingdom aided by a pair of talking crows. After having a rough start with the bird assembly, the two friends persuade the oppressed birds to re-negotiate their status with mankind and Zeus. Their plan involves building a city in the clouds...
The Adventures of Hope & Trusty: Sky Cloud City is inspired by an ancient Greek play, "The Birds", by the playwright Aristophanes. It extols the virtues of friendship, cooperation and peace.
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.
ARTHUR the Fly-Slayer & the Forty Dragons
The Adventures of Hope & Trusty, Book Two: On a daring mission
Available in 2021
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. 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.