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Corfu, Greece
Liana Metal lives in Greece, on the island of Corfu. She is an EFL teacher(MAEd -Applied Linguistics), book reviewer and freelance writer. Liana is also an artist. Her drawings/paintings can be found both online at www.aggelia-online.gr and at several shops in Corfu town. To contact the artist visit http://LianaMetal.tripod.com or her blog at http://LianasKerkyra.blogspot.com Η Ηλιάνα Μεταλληνού διδάσκει Αγγλικά στην Κέρκυρα, γράφει άρθρα και ιστορίες για έντυπες και ηλεκτρονικές εκδόσεις σε όλο τον κόσμο και ζωγραφίζει. Μπορείτε να την επισκεφθείτε στην ηλεκτρονική διεύθυνση http://toasprosaligari.blogspot.com και http://www.coffeetimecorfu.com


A book for kids/ 3 stories in English

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Purchase the book online...

The White Snail is now online at the following sites:


Just use the link below:


You can also use another site here:


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Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The White Snail in Britain...



Click on this link to visit The Vegan Family site.

'The White Snail' by Iliana Metallinou. A charming book about a small snail who learns to celebrate his difference. The book also has factual information about snails in the form of a quiz and has the added educational value of being in both English and Greek. A unique and much recommended title which should encourage children to feel kindly towards our small, shelled garden friends!

Available from the author - see her blog here

Sunday, March 8, 2009

A new review for The White Snail...

The White Snail

Iliana Metallinou


Publisher: Vasilis Savvanis 2008, Corfu, Greece.

Rating: 5 – stars

The White Snail is a delightful read for a parent, or any young child interested in following the story line through the simplistic but colorful illustrations. Iliana Metallinou delicately and sensitively tackles a major issue of our time through the rudimentary tale of a white snail. It just happens that the snail too doesn’t realize anything is different until he sees his reflection in a raindrop on a leaf.

Trying to fit in, and be like all the other brown snails, the white snail paints his little home brown. That serves him well for awhile and gives him peace of mind until a rainstorm comes along and washes away his disguise. After he receives a nice compliment from a female snail, the white snail learns that he too is beautiful and can deal with the fact he’s a little different looking from all the rest. The story ends happily with the little brown snail and the white snail having a family.

Written in both Greek and English, I highly recommend this book for small children, ages 2-6.

Reviewer: Gary Maccagnone, author of For The Love of St. Nick
2008, ISBN: 9781439210123