2020 Elniplex Gold List (GREECE)
Shortlisted for the 2020 Greek IBBY Award (GREECE)
Shortlisted for the 2021 State Prize for Children’s Literature (GREECE)
Icarus is a ten-year-old boy living with his aunt and a parrot called “Boy”. His father was a pilot killed during a test flight, and his mother disappeared after the tragedy. He often feels that he came out of nowhere and wishes that Jo Nesbo were his father – everyone says how much he looks like him. His relationship with his aunt is not the best and on top of that, he often gets bullied at school.
When the new school year starts, something happens that will change things: A group of parents are protesting against children refugees enrolling at the school. Icarus doesn’t understand why, but his aunt does… Can they mend their relationship while fighting for this cause? Can the world be made better?
Published in 2019, this is Alki’s last children’s novel. With an ever-fresh voice that understands children and their problems today, this is a powerful story about the adventure of growing up.
Also available in a collector’s limited edition, issued on the occasion of the Literary Year of Alki Zei.