The Thread of Life: Twelve Old Italian Tales
. Running Press Kids, $15.95 (80pp) ISBN 978-0-7624-1669-1
Beautifully illustrated with new artwork by Mary GrandPr , artist for the Harry Potter series, The Thread of Life: Twelve Old Italian Tales retold by Domenico Vittorini eloquently captures stories of humor, adventure and romance, often with surprise endings. From the foolish adventurer who exchanges his riches for a pair of kittens to an Italian spin on Cinderella, ""Cenerentola,"" this collection was first published in 1958 as Old Italian Tales.
Reviewed on: 08/01/2003