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There was once a tiny seed. It was so tiny, in the huge world, it felt lost. The Sky, the Water and the Earth saw it and found it endearing. “Don’t worry. I’ll take care of you” they told him… The tiny seed became a tree, big and strong. A lost bird was looking for a place to nest. And the tree took care of her. Until one day the bird collected one of the seeds of the tree, which had fallen among the stones: she took care of it, entrusting it to the Earth…

Maria Loretta Giraldo is a children’s writer with over 100 books published and translated all over the world. She works for publishers such as Giunti, Rizzoli, De Agostini, San Paolo and many more. She is a long-term artistic partner of Nicoletta Bertelle.