A Gift for the Contessa


Charming children`s picture book illustrated by Ron Paolillo.

How do you carry a gift of glass flowers to a contessa? Very carefully-and with a group, if you’re Maybellinda.

Maybellinda’s father has just told her and her family that he may not be able to feed them this winter. Dejected, Maybellinda is nevertheless polite to an old woman who visits her flower stall. When the gray-haired woman requests “a bright yellow flower to match my golden hair,” Maybellinda kindly complies…

The characters and setting all emanate from our location in Tuscany.