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Fracesca Sanna (The Children's Book Podcast #461)

September 11, 2018

ME AND MY FEAR    

 

Francesca Sanna (@Frenci_San) is the author and illustrator of ME AND MY FEAR, a new picture book about how fear manifests in us, takes root, and, if we’re not careful, can form us in its likeness. I'm first became aware of Francesca's work from THE JOURNEY, her debut picture book universalizing the refugee experience and inviting readers to look, to ask questions, to feel, to understand that there are people in this world (and perhaps even in their lives) who have lived similar experiences. How many of us know intimately the experience of being pushed and pulled by hope?

 

  

ABOUT THE BOOK: 

Introducing a companion picture book to the award-winning picture book, The Journey, from rising star Francesca Sanna.

 

When a young immigrant girl has to travel to a new country and start at a new school, she is accompanied by her Fear who tells her to be alone and afraid, growing bigger and bigger every day with questions like "how can you hope to make new friends if you don't understand their language?" But this little girl is stronger than her Fear. A heart-warming and timely tale from the bestselling author and illustrator of The Journey, this book shows us the importance of sharing your Fear with others--after all, everyone carries a Fear with them, even if it's small enough to fit into their pocket!

 

  

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR ILLUSTRATOR:

Francesca Sanna is an illustrator and a children’s book author.

 

She grew up in Italy and is currently based in Zurich, Switzerland, where she works on several areas as publishing, children books and editorial illustration.

 

Learn more about Francesca Sanna at francescasanna.com

 

And purchase any one of Francesca's books for you, your readers, a friend, or a library HERE.

 

 

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