Welcome here! I'm Barbara.
Author of adventure stories with a hint of learning
Barbara Pinke’s books support children as they follow their ideas, teach them about the power of believing in themselves and show them that they can accomplish great things together.
“No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.”
- Robin Williams -
Ardiola AlikajArchaeologist & Chairwoman of National Association of Tourist Guides in Albania (NATGA)
“The Magilicious Journeys” is a book that fires the imagination of the reader just like a firework. It feels like being in an imagination rollercoaster that recharges you with curiosity and positive energy. In addition introduces the destination’s local tradition, attractions and values in a very natural way and easily absorbed by children’s fantasy.”
Edvin LamceConsultant Butrint Heritage Centre
Butrint is magical and with this beautifully written history brings you to another time and makes you enjoy it as a child… a very great combination of situations and speed of events. Such a book was missing and perhaps it is the first of its kind, written for Butrint and any site in Albania.
How MAJESTIC! Simon and Olivia are having exciting new adventures in London while they try to help a new friend in trouble… the Magilicious Journeys continue! We really enjoyed reading about their – unfortunately – short, but memorable trip, and we can only recommend it to everyone who has always been enchanted by this marvellous city! We will definitely try also Nonna Viola’s famous Apple Pie!
Oliver J. GilkesConsultant Archaeologist - Andante Travels/The Butrint Foundation
The past is always an adventure and when you combine travel to exotic places and the past it becomes a thrilling adventure. Barbara Pinke has created an adventure for younger travellers. Our heroes Oliva and Simon relieve the boredom of a house move by discovering a book and a key which wafts them away to adventures in time and space. I first took this journey myself twenty-two years ago when as an archaeologist I went to Albania to work at an extraordinary place to which I have continually returned to both excavate and guide visitors to its past...