While being chased by bullies, Elisa takes refuge in Padua’s Botanical Garden, a place where her grandfather, the gardener, knows just as well how to take care of the plants as he does in raising his granddaughter. Immersed in the rhythms of nature, Elisa sits amidst the joys and sorrows of her new friendship with Jasmine. Recognizing her vital force and will, Elisa is ready to blossom with an energy so powerful that it unleashes the elements of nature itself. Author Luigi Dal Cin’s brilliance and David Pintor’s lively illustrations as they explore the unexpected furrows of Padua’s inner garden.
Flowers and lightning (Fiori e fulmini), written by Luigi Dal Cin and illustrated by David Pintor
Editoriale Scienza, 2021
Recommended for ages 8 and up