Stephanie Timotheou releases second book in ‘Ikoyenia’ series – Gardening with Pappou


Greek-Cypriot mother and now children’s author Stephanie Timotheou has just launched her second bilingual children’s book, Gardening with Pappou.

The rhyming story follows the incredible success of her first book, Cooking with Yiayia, which has been sold across the globe since its release in May.

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“I truly can’t believe how supportive the Greek community has been with my first book and I have no doubt everyone will love the second just as much,” Mrs Timotheou, 29, of Adelaide, says.

“Gardening with Pappou is a sweet little tribute to the wonderful pappoudes in our lives and of course my own Pappou, The Very Reverend Father Stratos, who the character’s appearance is based on.”

Mrs Timotheou used to love wandering through her Pappou’s garden as a child, so it was only fitting she recreated his fruit-filled haven for the book.

“His garden really was a special place,” she says.

“Sadly when he passed away, his home was sold and the garden no longer exists, but his garden and his memory live on through this book.

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“It’s a very special and heart-warming story which I’m sure everyone can relate to.”

Gardening with Pappou, part of the Ikoyenia series, is now available for pre-order at and is expected to arrive next week.

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