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From Athens to Athens
  • Author: Ewald Scharffenberger
  • Illustrated by: Gerald Espinoza
  • Graphic Design: Elena Terife, Natalie Flores
  • Category: Informative, Literature
  • Sub-category: Social Sciences, Sports

This title addresses a topic of ongoing interest to young readers: The Olympic Games, in which the world’s best athletes meet every four years under the attentive look of millions of people. The author, a sports journalist, narrates with an agile, dynamic style the history and bits and pieces of these games, considered as the major event in the world. The main focus of this work is Athens 2004, when the games were held in that city once more after 108 years, amidst considerable fears and expectations, yet with the spirit that has always characterized them: to participate and win. It comes with a teacher’s guide with ideas for classroom activities.

Keeping an eye out for the interest of youth in sports and competition, this series brings us closer to the most outstanding athletes and the most popular sports throughout the world.

  • Front cover: 
  • Cardboard 2mm
  • Lined with coated paper
  • Grammage: 150 gsm
  • Ink: 4×0
  • Finish: mate laminate
  • Format: vertical
  • Spine: square


  • Body:
  • Paper: glossy mate
  • Basis weight / Grammage: 150 gsm
  • Ink: 4×4
  • Number of pages: 32 with folio
  • Interior size (W x H): 7.48 x 9.45 in (19 x 24 cm)
  • Total number of pages: 34
  • Page spread: 2 center pages
  • Binding: Hardcover. Thread-sewn
  • Other specifications: No dust jacket. No flap


  • ISBN 9806573145
  • High-flier Series
  • Free rights for all countries and languages