The Sky Cloud City Activity Book has proven wildly popular with kids!

CHANDLER, AZ (June, 2017) – The judges of the Purple Dragonfly Book Awards contest, which recognizes excellence in children’s literature, have spoken, and The Adventures of Hope & Trusty: Sky Cloud City Activity Book by Maria Kamoulakou-Marangoudakis, won 1st PLACE in the Activity Book category.

“Winning any place in the Purple Dragonfly Contest is a huge honor because in order to maintain the integrity of the Dragonfly Book Awards, a minimum score is required before a First or Second place or Honorable Mention will be awarded to the entrant – even if it is the sole entry in a category,” explained Linda F. Radke, president of Story Monsters LLC, the sponsor of the Dragonfly Book Awards. “Competition is steep, too, because there is no publication date limit as long as the book is still in print.”

“This is a great honor,” said author Maria Kamoulakou-Marangoudakis, “and it rewards all the effort we have put in. I’m glad the kids like it, too!”

The Adventures of Hope & Trusty: Sky Cloud City Activity Book continues the inspirational Hope & Trusty adventure by providing young readers with fun and educational activities to accompany Sky Cloud City. It retails for $10.00 and can be purchased on the author’s website, and in select stores in Massachusetts and New Hampshire (see website for a complete list of stores and book events).

For a complete list of the Purple Dragonfly winners, visit

Entries for the Royal Dragonfly Book Awards Contest, which recognizes outstanding literature in all genres, after they pass the first round of judging by industry experts, are sent to a panel of youth judges who must also endorse the books or products before they can receive the official seal of approval. Kid-tested and judge-certified! Books are sent for judging as they are received. 

Sky Cloud City author and archaeologist, Maria Kamoulakou-Marangoudakis.

To learn more about Story Monsters LLC, celebrating over 30 years of business in Chandler, Arizona, visit, email or call 480-940-8182.

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Sky Cloud City Activity Book Wins Purple Dragonfly Award!

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