Taki and Toula Time Travelers - Elena Paige
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Follow the exciting adventures of Taki and Toula, a couple of Greek kids that find a pair of magical shoes!

When Taki and Toula put on an old Greek pair of shoes called tsarouhia they end up traveling back in time to when the Greek gods lived. But they don't just meet some of the Greek gods - they help make history!

 

HERCULES FINDS HIS COURAGE

Two modern-day children. A pair of old shoes. And a time-traveling adventure.

Join Taki and Toula as they’re launched back to the days of Ancient Greece. When an angry bull shows up and threatens to ruin their experience, Taki and Toula panic. Coming face-to-face with an angry bull was not part of their plan. They're so relieved when Hercules the Great shows up. 

But it turns out he is more scared than they are. How will Taki and Toula help Hercules find his courage and tame the Cretan Bull?

Laugh along as Taki and Toula create history. Greek mythology has never been this much fun!

A full-color Easy Reader book ideal for children aged 6-8 years old. Or a great read-aloud book for younger children.

The message conveyed to young readers is excellent and relevant, and encourages children to be brave and have faith in themselves.

The illustrations are lively and bright and they give a good pace and movement to the scenes and story. The book is appealing not only for its message, but also the educational content that will tell young readers about the Greek god, Hercules.

Stories like this are engaging and entertaining and can be used for bedtime story-telling and read aloud sessions in classrooms. I cannot wait to go with Taki and Toula on their next adventurous trip! What about you, kids?

Mamta Madhavan

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ATHENA FINDS HER CONFIDENCE

Join Taki and Toula as they’re launched back to the days of Ancient Greece.

In their second adventure, Taki and Toula find themselves in a crowded ancient stadium. A competition is taking place between the Greek gods Athena and Poseidon. The gods must each share a gift with the city, and King Cecrops will decide who the winner is.

But it turns out Athena doesn’t believe she can win.

How will Taki and Toula help Athena find her confidence and defeat Poseidon?

Laugh along as Taki and Toula create history. Greek mythology has never been this much fun!

I have never read a children’s tale filled with so much wonder and joy. Elena Paige’s tale of two gods embarking on a talent contest of sorts is indeed one which piqued my interest.

Confidence is something easily shaken, and with Athena throwing in the towel before the contest even begins, the twins did a great job in boosting the goddess emotionally, making Athena discover that she has far more to offer than she could ever realize.

The feel-good factor of the story is what makes it so wonderful; the story rings true in real life as well, with people of all ages and all walks of life simply needing to believe in themselves in order to achieve their dreams.

Elena Paige has certainly produced a book filled with spark, spirit, love and friendship, and I applaud her talent. I wholeheartedly recommend Athena Finds Her Confidence to readers aged 6-12, so that they can also discover how self-belief is the key to any victory.

Rosie Malezer

 

ZEUS TAMES HIS TEMPER

Join Taki and Toula as they’re launched back to the days of Ancient Greece.

In this adventure Taki and Toula arrive at Mount Olympus. Zeus is having an argument with his brothers, Hades and Poseidon, over who should be the ruler of the gods. Zeus wants to win so badly he’s willing to bully his brothers.

It turns out Zeus has a terrible temper!

How will Taki and Toula help Zeus tame his temper and become the ruler of Olympus fairly?

Laugh along as Taki and Toula create history. Greek mythology has never been this much fun!

Zeus Tames His Temper: Taki & Toula Time Travelers - Book 3 by Elena Paige is a children’s book I particularly enjoyed for it encompasses two different stories.

It's a fairy tale with two very lively, likable and adventurous kids who could be any of our children, and who want to learn about the Greek gods and actually help them. It is also a mythology story which teaches them lessons in ethics as well as the power of benevolence, love and caring for others, instead of rejecting them because of their bad temper (for instance).

This book is a gem which any parent will be happy to have their children read in order to grow personally and intellectually. That is why I highly recommend it! 

Marie-Hélène Fasquel

 

HADES LEARNS TO BE FAIR

Join Taki and Toula as they’re launched back to the days of Ancient Greece.

The magical shoes take Taki and Toula to the Underworld in their most exciting adventure yet. They meet Cerberus, the three-headed dog; Hermes, the messenger god; Persephone, the goddess of spring; and Hades, the god of the Underworld.

Hades has stolen Persephone and refuses to let her return to Earth.

How will Taki and Toula convince Hades to be fair and set Persephone free?

Laugh along as Taki and Toula create history. Greek mythology has never been this much fun!

Without fail, each story from the Taki & Toula: Time Travelers series teaches me something new and fun. Hades Learns To Be Fair is not only well-written and entertaining, but the illustrations are beautifully drawn, carving out a vivid imagery of the time and place each page portrays.

Elena Paige truly has the knack of capturing the imaginations of her readers, while highlighting the importance of each of the Greek gods – not only by their names but also by their well-travelled stories. If only Taki and Toula’s time-travelling shoes (tsarouhia) were real; it would be wonderful to be able to enter their fantasy world and see everything up close and three-dimensional.

I quite liked how Hades Learns To Be Fair teaches the difference between being weak and being fair – something that too many people around the world do not seem to understand. A person can be quite strict and firm, yet also be fair at the same time. I thoroughly enjoyed Hades Learns To Be Fair and recommend it to readers aged 7-12, as well as to all readers who are interested in learning about Greek mythology.

Rosie Malezer

 

APHRODITE FINDS HER INNER BEAUTY

Join Taki and Toula as they’re launched back to the days of Ancient Greece.

In their fifth adventure, Taki and Toula time travel to the Temple of Aphrodite. She is just as beautiful as the stories say. That is until Taki does something to make her old and wrinkled.

When Aphrodite loses her youthful beauty, she thinks she is ugly.

How will Taki and Toula help Aphrodite discover that inner beauty is far more important than external beauty?

Laugh along as Taki and Toula create history. Greek mythology has never been this much fun!

One of the most wonderful things I have learned in reading the many books of Elena Paige is that each has a positive moral to the story. Children around the world are encouraged to see themselves and the world around them as beautiful, both inside and out, while also learning about each of the Greek gods in turn.

I especially loved the item of trivia at the end of the story about the ancient sculptor Pygmalion, whose sculpture of a beautiful woman, Galatea, had been brought to life by Aphrodite so that he would no longer be alone. It is so rare to come across educational books which do not just fuel a child’s hunger for knowledge, but are also bright, colorful and entertaining at the same time.

Few writers can capture audiences from all ages, but Elena Paige always seems to be able to do so, and my knowledge base has also expanded at the same time – something for which I am grateful. I wholeheartedly recommend Aphrodite Finds Her Inner Beauty to readers aged from 8 years through to 108, as the moral of the tale is, indeed, an important one.

Rosie Malezer