The Colourful Balloons - Bilingual Edition


Being in a long distance family challenges your resilience. There are many emotions to manage and one finds himself in two cultures and two or more languages. However, there are always smart ways to improve communication. A grandma has found one to help herself and her grandkid keep track of their love, language and moments.
What did Jason and his grandma come up with? How is he going to count the months until they meet again? The feelings and the thoughts of a young boy who lives with his parents in Dubai. His grandma helps him enjoy his days there but also remind him of his roots.

About the Author

Kalliopi Raikou was born in Athens in 1971. She studied Literature with Humanities, has a Diploma in Classical Studies and Education, and trained in Art Therapy in Special Education. Kalliopi is also a qualified teacher of Greek as a Foreign Language and now teaches Greek to students from all over the world. In 1997, Kalliopi was awarded the European Label "Stimulating Language Learning" from the European Union and the Greek Ministry of Education. She has also contributed to a book for kids of the Greek diaspora in Australia. Her two children - Orestes and Electra - help her carry on and observe life.


  • Title: The Colourful Balloons - Bilingual Edition
  • Designer or Shop Name: Kalliopi Raikou
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