Before We Sleep

Before We Sleep

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★ "Visual beauty plus the beauty of closeness in sad times. Cuddle close for this one." Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews

A red fox and a gray dormouse joyfully play in their forest home as the season begins to change from fall to winter. Soon, the dormouse must hibernate, and the friends will part. As the time for sleep nears, the fox tries to keep the dormouse awake. Sleep indeed must come, but not before the two friends have shared one last story, knowing they will be together again in the spring.This gentle friendship story is the perfect allegory for the bedtime ritual. And the reassuring message is clear: "I will be there for you when you wake."

Author: Giorgio Volpe
Publisher: Red Comet Press
Published: 09/07/2021
Pages: 28
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.85lbs
Size: 11.60h x 8.40w x 0.40d
ISBN: 9781636550046
Audience: Ages 9-12

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 08/15/2021

About the Author
Giorgio Volpe was born in, Germany, but grew up in the Calabria region of Italy. He has lived in Barcelona, Paris, and now Rome, which has been his home for more than a decade.

Giorgio Volpe has a degree in literature and philosophy from the University of Rome where his thesis focused on children's theater experiences in Italy and France. In 2014 he founded the theater company Giù di Sù per Giù which has produced several plays he has written including Martina 3 Nocciolino (2014), Standby - l'attesa (2018), Anfotero (2018) and Cercasi befana (2020). To his credits as an actor and playwright, he adds children's book author. He has written a several titles. Before We Sleep is his first book to be published in English. Giorgio Volpe also loves art, traveling, eating cakes, the cold of winter and reading a lot.