Grandparent’s Hill, by Maria Gianola

Maria Gianola
Maria Gianola
Children Books
Italian publisher
Rights sold

Tim and Myriam love spending weekends and vacations at their grandparents’, in their little house nestled atop a spectacular hill. Together they have great little adventures that mark the passage of the seasons and reveal the wonder of nature and the marvel of life.

Autumn. A disappearing turtle, the fear of loss, the natural rhythm of life slowing down in anticipation of frost.

Winter. The surprise of snow, the discovery of the uniqueness of each person, who is special just the way they are.

Spring. Nature awakening, the birth of tadpoles, the miracle of life.

Summer. The excitement of a shooting star, the joy of sharing the beauty around us with those we love.


MARIA GIANOLA is an author and illustrator. She was born and lives in Venice, where she studied visual arts. She won the first prize for illustrations at the age of 8, since then she has never stopped drawing. In 2016 she won the prestigious Arpino prize for A scary friend written by Tiziano Scarpa (Gallucci). She has been published by the most important international publishers in Italy and abroad. She was selected in 2022 for the prestigious Italian prize “Nati per leggere”.