Love
by Lowell A. Siff, Gian Berto Vanni

December 17, 2000
Hardcover, 80 pages
9.1 x 5.1 x 0.8 inches

ISBN-13: 978-0807614266
$20.00 (Can $23.00)


This charming book will delight—and touch—all readers.

Its sweet, heartbreaking story is told on pages of vibrant colors and uneven widths, pages with cut-outs and strip-ins, pages with peepholes—pages of all shapes and colorful varieties. This story is a simple one about a little girl. She has parents, naturally, but they went away when she was nine. And as she has no relatives to care for her, she is taken in by an orphanage. Lonely and a bit unusual, she stares at people with her big eyes. She often does things that aren't very nice, and people aren't very nice to her. In fact, they want to send her away. Until, one day...

Part story, part visual play, Love will surprise and enchant all who turn its pages.

Illustrated throughout.


A painter and illustrator, Gian Berto Vanni is Professor of Art at The Cooper Union School of Art. His work has been exhibited in New York, Rome, Paris, and Tokyo, and he has published several children's books. Born in Rome, Vanni has also lived in Holland, Paris, and New York. He now divides his time between New York and Greece.