Italian boys, Benny and Turner, learn to fish from their fathers, but both fall ill before Christmas, so the boys go out to sea to bring fish home for the celebrations. A raging storm besieges them and a light from above appears to aid them in their quest. This beautiful story by award-winning author, Diana Pishner Walker, tells the story behind the traditional Italian Feast of the Seven Fishes celebrated on Christmas Eve by Italian families around the world. Included are a few traditional fish recipes for the celebration!
The Christmas Feast: A Fishy Tale
Diana Pishner Walker
7 x 10
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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. They have three children: Curt (son) and wife Allyson, Chris (son) and wife Ashley, Courtney (daughter) and husband Phil, three grandsons, Ashton Louis, Austin Maddox, and Ace Ervin
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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