Published: 2021 by Lake Press
Level: Early Years (R-2)
2022 CBCA Shortlist. Early each morning, Carina and her father climb the sleeping volcano to tend to their garden. Why do the wonders of the garden exist? she asks. ‘For Love,’ is always his mysterious reply. Written from the heart, Cristina Neri tells a tender story of a father who teaches his daughter that just as beauty is an expression of love, even the most painful occasions invite us to experience the full power love has to offer. Set on the volcanic island of Salina, Sicily, this book conjures a magical world filled with bees, caper bushes, peaches and prickly pears. Superbly illustrated in a unique style using etching techniques and a limited palette, For Love will capture the imagination of all young readers and adults alike.