A Portrait of Pia

By Marisabina Russo
(Harcourt Children's Books, Hardcover, 9780152055776, 240pp.)

Publication Date: June 2007

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Thirteen-year-old Pia doesn't know her father, but she desperately wants to meet him. So she sends a letter to his home in far-off Italy. After she mails that one little letter, Pia's world turns upside down. But as she explores art, poetry, and New York City--and even makes her way to Italy to meet her mysterious papà--her world starts to right itself.    In this powerful and heartfelt story, Pia tries hard to forgive and love her imperfect family, and along the way she blossoms into a wise and worldly young woman.

About the Author

MARISABINA RUSSO has written and illustrated many picture books for children. A Portrait of Pia is her second novel for young readers. She lives in the Hudson Valley.

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