Last modified: 01/03/2014



Irene Kamaratou– Giallousi was born in Karpathos and grew up in Pireas -Greece.

She is married to the doctor V. Giallousis and is the mother of two children. She taught English and she studied Italian while living in Italy.

She is currently in charge of  MENSA’s Gifted Children sector and she writes articles for a local newspaper. She is a full member of Hellenic Society for the  Educational provision for the Creative / Gifted / Talented Children and Adolescents (Δη. Χα. Τα. Π.Ε.)

Through her books, she tries to simplify each difficult concept that a child may come across by making use of fable.

Beyond children’s books, in 1999 she entered a different literary genre for adults, with her novel “OPENINGS”.

Several fairy tales of hers have been staged by many schools, and they have also been adapted for dance performances.

The books of Irene Kamaratou – Giallousi have been honored with numerous distinctions.

The writer herself often lectures in schools, specifically on subjects concerning child education. She has taken part in broadcast panel discussions regarding children’s books and the way in which these should be approached by children, as well as their parents.

The internationally renowned Greek painter Alekos Fasianos has graced her books with his wonderful illustrations. 

Her book "The tree of happiness" (illustration by A. Fasianos) became a part of the collection in the library of the  KLINGSPOR - museum of modern books in Germany.

Her last book ,"Animals' Races",  was published (2002) for the Olympic Games and it is an official  "Athens 2004"  product. Through the allegory of the fable, concepts such as "antagonism" and "keen competion" are clarified for the children.

Since then, she has written 41 books. Her last book is  "Stubborn Rose" published  by psichogios.