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My granddaughter has a part Italian heritage and I was interested to see a newsfeed from the family village of Arpino on 6th January showing the enactment of what was a very strange (to me) traditional story. I looked for a book that might explain and this is the one I found. It is a beautiful, gently told and tremendously affecting story of Befana who looks for the Christ child, or the good, in every child on January 6th - Epiphany. I am not a Christian of any sort, but found this lovely story both delightful and a revelation. Good to see a story that is positive about an old woman too!
Not Strega Nona this time, for whom Tomie dePaola is famous, but a tale of old Grandma Befana in the days of yore just before the Nativity. Interesting reminder that no one need ever be too busy with the daily grind to raise up their eyes and look at the big picture and think about the big issues.
This is beautifully illustrated in rich colours. The double-page centrepiece, the procession of the Magi, is just stunning.
An old, wise tale that will appeal to both parent and child at storytime.