Aurora and Caterina live with their grandfather Osvaldo and their parents in a grey, dreary condominium and have always hated eating vegetables. One day, though, a little bird drops a seed in a pot left forgotten on the balcony, from which a little plant sprouts. With the help of their grandfather, the girls make it grow and become beautiful and luxuriant...
Authoress Anna Lavatelli is one of Italy’s best known children’s writers. She has won a number of prizes, including the “Battello a Vapore” in 1993 and the Andersen award in 2005 as best Italian author with Bimbambel (Interlinea). Her books have been published in Argentina, Brazil, China, Colombia, South Korea, Ecuador, Mexico, and Peru.
Illustrator Alessandra Cimatoribus lives and works in Italy. She attended the International School of Graphics in Venice. Her works have been present in many exhibitions, as the International Children’s Bookfair in Bologna, the Biennale of Bratislava, the Biennale of Barreiro (Portugal) the American Illustrators Society’s Exhibition, New York. She published many books for italian publishers as for american, german, spanish and french ones. She has also worked for a theatre company in Italy, projecting and painting the costumes for a spectacle. In 2008 she was invited by the Italian Embassy in Tehran to lead an illustration workshop.
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