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- DescriptionWeeks before Christmas, little Stefa sits down with his grandfather Non and they put together their nativity scene, or presepio, one figure a day. Non tells Stefa the amazing story of each of the miniature people and about the wondrous miracles that happen when they visit the Baby Jesus. This is a story for grandparents, parents, children -- and everyone else!
- Author BiographyPaul Salsini is a veteran journalist and novelist who teaches writing courses at Marquette University. He was on the staff of The Milwaukee Journal for many years and was the Wisconsin correspondent for The New York Times for twenty years. His travel essays have appeared in The Times and elsewhere. He is the author of three historical novels that make up A Tuscan Trilogy. The Cielo: A Novel of Wartime Tuscany is the story of a group of villagers trapped in a farmhouse during WWII. The book received First Place in Fiction from the Council for Wisconsin Writers and from the Midwest Independent Publishers Association. Sparrow's Revenge: A Novel of Postwar Tuscany describes a partisan's relentless search for a collaborator of a Nazi massacre, and the just-published Dino's Story: A Novel of 1960s Tuscany is about a boy who comes of age helping the poor and destitute during the devastating flood in Florence in 1966. In 2012, he published a collection of short stories, The Temptation of Father Lorenzo, which brought the characters in the trilogy into the 1970s. He received the Sons of Italy 2011 Leonardo da Vinci Award for Excellence in Literature. He and his wife Barbara have three children and four grandchildren and live in Milwaukee with their cat Bella.
- Author(s)Paul Salsini
- Date of Publication11/10/2012
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectChildren's Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight177 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine7 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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