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Mara Cerri

Biography

Mara Cerri

Mara Cerri was born in Pesaro Itally in 1978 and graduated from the Istituto Statale d’Arte – Scuola del Libro – of Urbino. In 2003 she started working as an illustrator. Since then, her drawings have been published by many magazines and exhibited at the Biennials in Bologna, Bratislava and Lisbon. In 2008 she was awarded the Premio “Lo Straniero” as one the outstanding artists in Italy. 

Mara Cerri

Books by Mara Cerri

Written by Elena Ferrante, illustrated by Mara Cerri, and translated by Ann Goldstein - Children's 10+, Fiction, Friendship

 

Elena Ferrante returns to a story that animated the novel she considers to be a turning point in her development as a a writer: The Lost Daughter. But this time the tale takes the form of a children's fable told from the point of view of the lost (stolen!) doll, Celina. Celina is having a terrible night, one full of jealousy for the new kitten, Minù, feelings of abandonment and sadness, misadventures at the hands of the beach attendant, and dark dreams. But she will be happily found by Mati, her child, once the sun rises.