A Yellow Leaf

It is autumn. A small yellow leaf leaves its branch and starts its slow soft descent towards the ground. During its brief journey it meets a sparrow and an ant, it admires up close the beautiful tree trunk it has known all its life, while a bit further down it faces the scary void of the tree hollow. How does the leaf face these challenges and what happens when it reaches the ground?

Α Yellow Leaf hopes to charm and delight children while introducing them to the ideas of life and rebirth, the subjective nature of reality and the balance between opposing forces in an interconnected and ultimately unified universe.


Rights available: World


Author: Michalis Moulakis
Illustrator: Philipos Photiadis
Publisher: Ikaros Publishing
Year: 2017
Genre: Picture Book
Format: Hardcover, 22 x 22 cm
Pages: 32
Ages: 4+


Awards: Winner of the 2017 Best Illustration for Illustrated Book for Children and Young Adults (excluding Picture Books) Award by Greek IBBY


Michalis Moulakis is an award-winning creative director whose commercial work has reached audiences in over 40 countries. He is also something of a bookworm, a film buff, world traveler, and coffee mug collector. He is the proud father of two sons and Α Yellow Leaf is his first children’s story.

Philipos Photiadis (1970) studied architecture in the USA and is a founding member of the creative firm we design which is based in Athens. Along with architecture he also works as a painter and illustrator. He has participated in collective and personal art exhibitions and has done illustrations for the stage, shop windows and children’s books. Α Yellow Leaf is the first book about leaves he illustrates.