Where do sisters come from? And why do they sometimes decide to leave before they've even taken their first steps in the world?
When things don’t make sense to Silvia, she starts asking, but answers aren’t always enough. So as soon as she discovers she is waiting for a sister, she begins to fantasize and idealize her arrival at home, giving a personal interpretation of reality. When on a November morning something tragically unexpected – a meteorite, an explosion – bursts into her fantasies, confusing them, she feels very small. But, thanks to the love of her family, she also finds herself big for the first time. This story deals with the theme of mourning from children’s point of view, giving voice to feelings and imaginations of a 7-year-old girl who is facing the pain of loss. The story was written by Laura Bononi in collaboration with the clinical pedagogist Chiara Mancarella, and is completed with her final intervention full of useful suggestions for parents and children to stimulate dialogue at home.
Pola is the second volume of children’s fiction series Dritto&Rovescio.