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A little girl, her grandmother’s house by the lake, a big old tree that will have to be cut down because it is too sick. A little brother in the hospital, because he, too, is very sick.A cloud that has been hanging over the little girl’s head for some time, like bad thoughts that she can’t get rid of.In the space of one night, something magical will happen: the old tree has a testimony of wisdom and hope to pass on to her.


Chiara Valentina Segré was born in 1982 and lives in Milan. PhD in molecular oncology, she works in science communication. She published several picture books and novels for children.