Hopping to America: A Rabbit’s Tale of La Befana

Gold Mom’s Choice Award
Book of the Year Award Creative Child Magazine
Hollywood Book Festival Honorable Mention

London Book Festival Honorable Mention
New York Book Festival Honorable Mention

Second in the Hopping to America series, LaBefana tells of the bunnies’ Italian Christmas traditions and how they intertwine with their new American culture. Joby also has an encounter with a fox that explores the meaning of forgiveness and demonstrates compassion for others.

 

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Gold Mom’s Choice Award
Book of the Year Creative Child Magazine
Hollywood Book Festival Honorable Mention

London Book Festival Honorable Mention
New York Book Festival Honorable Mention

Ms. Pishner’s words have captured the essence of a loving Italian family at Christmas – bunny rabbit style! I highly recommend that you buy and read this wonderful book to your child! And GRAZIE Maria Rabbit for admiring Cristina, the NY Italian Opera Singer!—Cristina Fontanelli, New York Italian Opera Singer 

Hopping to America: A Rabbit’s Tale of La Befana illustrates one of many instances in which Italian immigrants adopted American traditions while continuing to preserve their own. The book also provides a glimpse of an Italian-American household at Christmastime and anyone with a nonna will appreciate the protection and hospitality of the family’s matriarch.—Leisa M. Muto, CPA, Assistant Professor of Accounting, Fairmont State University/ Adjunct instructor of Italian

The Hopping to America series creatively and succinctly shares the struggles and the joys that our Italian ancestors experienced not only in immigrating to America, but also in the preservation of their heritage. Diana Pishner Walker has given us a gift that parents can share with their children for generations to come, thus insuring these meaningful and important stories continue to be told. —Jason A. Young, The Vintage Theatre Company, Clarksburg, WV

Author

Diana Pishner Walker

Year Published

2018

ISBN

9781946664112

Cover

Hardcover

Size

8.5 x 8.5

Other Details

Illustrated by Ashley Teets

Pages

32

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About the Author

Diana Pishner Walker was born in Clarksburg, WV and is the daughter of the late Louis and Anna Allessio Pishner. She attended Notre Dame High School in Clarksburg, WV and graduated in 1977. She attended Fairmont State College, Fairmont WV and was a “Fast ForWord” computer aide at East Dale Elementary School. Currently, Diana is part of the Headline Kids School Show program and visits schools, libraries, and speaks to groups across the United States.

Diana resides in Fairmont, WV with her husband Mark and their three children Curt, Courtney, Chris and his wife Ashley. They have two grandsons Ashton Louis and Austin Maddox.

Diana’s Italian roots run deep. Her maternal grandparents were from San Giovani in Fiore, Province of Cosenza, Italy. Her paternal grandparents were from Caulonia, Reggio Calabria Italy.

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