Text by Laura Simeoni Illustrations by Svjetlan Junaković Language Chinese English Italian Pages 48 Age 4-8 8-12 Published The Magic Elephant Books 2016 Sold All rights available.
One day, Venice was bathed in morning of fog. The Duke went out of the door of his Palace. A gondolier greeted to him:” Good morning Serenissimo!” In accordance with practice, the Duke only needed to give a nod, but the Duke replied to the gondolier unexpectedly:”S-ciávo!”, breaking a widespread rule throughout the Venetian dominion. The gondolier appreciated the greeting so much to repeat “S-ciávo! S-ciávo! ” to everyone he met. The gondolier discovered over time that this little word had a secret: It was magic. It brought back the smiles on sad faces, dissolving fears and uncertainties. Soon it spread around the world.
· Restore the true moments in history and plant the seeds of goodwill in everyone’s heart.
· CIAO is not only a word, but an element that the artists use, as well as a common emotion of human beings.
· Follow the art master to go through time, travel around the world, and say hello to every stranger you meet.
About the author
Laura Simeoni was born in Treviso in 1962. He graduated from the University of Padova in Italy. He is specializing at sociology in the Institute of social sciences “Nicolò Rezzara” in Vicenza.
Laura Simeoni 于1962年出生于特雷维索。他毕业于义大利帕多瓦大学。他在维琴察的社会科学研究所“Nicolò Rezzara”专攻社会学。