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The Secret of Mother Nature in the Land of the Condor

The book is a fantasy fairy tale, entirely hand-illustrated and painted in watercolor. Won over by the Peruvian culture, the author dedicates this project of hers to the children of the Nassae school in Lima, Perù, the wonderful country which inspired her, by donating 20% of the book’s cover price.

Francesca Del Santo

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A NOTE ABOUT THE AUTHOR

This project, "The Secret of Mother Nature in the Land of the Condor”, is born from the love of storytelling and travelling. A recent trip to Perù enchanted the author, Francesca Del Santo, so completely as to have found the inspiration for her second fairy tale. Last year she published her first book, “Missione a Venezia per Anita e Carlotta” (“Mission in Venice for Anita and Charlotte, currently available only in Italian) with a Genoese publishing house.

While working on "The Secret of Mother Nature in the Land of the Condor”, she considered how great it would be to dedicate the book to the poor children of the Nassae school in Lima, the capital city of the wonderful country which inspired her last story.

There’s nothing more gratifying than being part of a little Big Dream!

THE BOOK

A fantasy tale, completely hand-illustrated and painted in watercolors.

BOOK CHARACTERISTICS

The book is complete with ISBN code, with closed dimensions of 21x21 (cm), on glossy coated paper, cardboard cover disk and cotton thread stitched binding.
Available in 3 languages (Italian, Spanish and English).

The book is double-paged and entirely illustrated in watercolors: what is technically called a PICTURE BOOK. 

The story has been conceived for an age range starting with 7- to 8-year-olds throughout adulthood, for those who can appreciate this type of story. Even adults that are willing to lose themselves in a fairy tale can come out of it having learned something new. 

The 29 illustrated plates are the result of 8 months of work.

CALENDAR

If we obtain the necessary funds, by the end of November the book will go into print and will be in your homes before CHRISTMAS!!! 

Within 8 december 2013.
Delivery within 15 december 2013.

HOW THE PROJECT BEGAN AND WHERE YOUR CONTRIBUTION WILL BE DEVOLVED

Francesca loves travelling around the world to generate, through her fairy tales, curiosity for diversity in all of its forms as well as love and respect for the multitudes of different cultures.

THE PERUVIAN EXPERIENCE

In Perù, Francesca had the opportunity to discover a new world, made of music and colors, smells and tastes, but also poverty and degradation. Her younger sister, overseas for a volunteer experience, lived as a guest for 6 months in a Peruvian family in Lima, in a small house in the suburbs.
There, together with Lucy and Luis Palomino Barrientos inside their home, her days were filled with schooling 30 poor children who didn’t have the possibility to attend public school.

The kitchen and the old classroom in Lucy and Luis’s home

Luis and Lucy and Luis  (husband and wife) have dedicated their lives for more than 20 years to promoting schooling even for those less fortunate, in order to guarantee them a more decent future. They, too, were once children workers.

THE BEGINNING OF A GREAT DREAM

Upon her return to Italy, a solidarity process was born, animated by Francesca’s family, involving numerous Italian families in order to finance the construction of the new school, Nassae. This school, located on the outskirts of the Peruvian capital, in the degraded district of San Juan de Lurigancho, in the Jicamarca quarter..

Workers children in Jicamarca


A real brick school with a capacity of 90 children (60 more than before!)

Three years later since the beginning of the project the numerous italian families hardly guarantee teaching materials and daily meals for the children because of the growth of the school and of the current number of the children
… but Nassae guarantees (and paid) medical check-ups and personal cleanliness and hygiene thanks to running water.

The school is an example of a life of dignity and a positive stimulus for the childrens’ families, involved by the teachers in following their own children throughout the learning process.
These people’s very existence has changed and has been fortified by hope,

** The ONG Nassae** manages the didactical/educative project of the namesake school, taking care of the 90 children to whom education was negated.

The non-profit organization’s reference in Italy is:
“JARDIN DE LOS NIŇOS” in Padua (PD) 
www.jardin.it**

All of us, embroilled in this small/big peruvian dream, want just it doesn't end, and that it could develop, but for Nassae today the antecedenty is to continue to exist.
HELP US with VERKAMI!

Everyone who buys the book, help to reinforce this actuality.

THE COLLECTED AMOUNT WILL BE DISTRIBUTED AS FOLLOWS:

3,000€  are necessary to print the book in 3 languages
500€ for the distribution in Italy and Verkami’s commission

TOTAL 3,500 Euro

For every sold copy of the book, the author commits herself to devolve 20% of the book’s cover price to the Nassae school.

YOU MAY CONTACT THE AUTHOR (Francesca Del Santo) DIRECTLY AT THE FOLLOWING EMAIL ADDRESS:

f75delsanto@hotmail.com

AND VISIT THE NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION’S SITE AT:

www.jardin.it

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  • Massimo

    Massimo

    about 6 years

    Ciao Francesca, ho conosciuto il tuo progetto tramite Jardin de los Niños, di cui sono sostenitore/volontario. Mi piace lo scopo del tuo progetto perchè ho conosciuto Lucy e la scuola Nassae e so chi sono i NATs. Spero proprio che vada in porto. Mass

  • Josep Berenguer

    Josep Berenguer

    about 6 years

    thanks for your reply and attention
    we would like to serve you again in the future
    thank you very much again
    Josep

  • Francesca Del Santo

    Francesca Del Santo
    Author

    about 6 years

    Grazie di cuore Massimo,
    mi sono segnata la tua richiesta che sarà esaudita e il tuo indirizzo!
    Posso chiederti come sei venuto a conoscenza del mio progetto? Così capisco meglio quali canali di comunicazione funzionano. Grazie ancora
    Francesca

  • Massimo Galeazzo

    Massimo Galeazzo

    about 6 years

    Ciao Francesca, faccio seguito alla tua risposta per dirti che ho contribuito per 60 € per 4 copie in ITA e 2 in SPA tutte de "Il segreto..". Il mio indirizzò è: Massimo Galeazzo, via Vigonovese 264 - 35020 SAONARA (PD). Attendo tua conferma. Massimo

  • Francesca Del Santo

    Francesca Del Santo
    Author

    about 6 years

    Ciao Massimo,
    tranquillo clicca pure su CONTRIBUISCI 60euro, poi io già mi segno che tu le vuoi tutte de "Il Segreto di M.....". Mano a mano che le persone contribuiscono io le contatto per aver conferma della lingua e dell'indirizzo. Se vuoi già indicarmi dove abiti, scrivimi il tuo indirizzo in risposta. Grazie mille.
    Francesca

  • Massimo

    Massimo

    about 6 years

    Ciao, vorrei contribuire al progetto con 6 copie, 4 in italiano e 2 in spagnolo, di IL SEGRETO DI MADRE NATURA NELLA TERRA DEI CONDOR. Devo fare 2 ordini da 3 copie (60 euro) o si può modificare quella da 60 euro con solo copie del nuovo libro?

  • Francesca Del Santo

    Francesca Del Santo
    Author

    about 6 years

    Dear friends,
    thank you so much for your offer, but at the moment we have already taken on a commitment with an italian tipography. Anyway for my next book I will send you a request. I take note of your e-mail. Thank you
    Francesca

  • Josep Berenguer

    Josep Berenguer

    about 6 years

    Hola buenos días
    Nuestra propuesta de colaboración consiste en imprimir su libro en nuestra empresa de artes gráficas INOM,S.A., con un importante descuento sobre presupuesto.
    Nuestro mail es: josep@inomsa.com, 610403672
    gracias

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1 COPY of the book “THE SECRET OF MOTHER NATURE IN THE LAND OF THE CONDOR". The book is complete with ISBN code, with closed dimensions of 21x21 (cm), cardboard cover disk and cotton thread stitched binding.
Available also in spanish and in english with the autentic author's autograth
+ Bookmark handle made, painted with watercolors by the author on a special artistic paper (100% coton). Unique exemplar.

Outside Italy the delivery service costs are not included (see the first two contributes)

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2 COPIES of the book “THE SECRET OF MOTHER NATURE IN THE LAND OF THE CONDOR". The book is complete with ISBN code, with closed dimensions of 21x21 (cm), cardboard cover disk and cotton thread stitched binding.
Available also in spanish and in english with the autentic author's autograth
+ Bookmark handle made, painted with watercolors by the author on a special artistic paper (100% coton). Unique exemplar.

Outside Italy the delivery service costs are not included (see the first two contributes)

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3 COPIES of the book “THE SECRET OF MOTHER NATURE IN THE LAND OF THE CONDOR" (one for you, one for a friend and one for a relative!). The book is complete with ISBN code, with closed dimensions of 21x21 (cm), cardboard cover disk and cotton thread stitched binding.
Available also in spanish and in english with the autentic author's autograth
+ Bookmark handle made, painted with watercolors by the author on a special artistic paper (100% coton). Unique exemplar.

Outside Italy the delivery service costs are not included (see the first two contributes)

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5 COPIES of the book “THE SECRET OF MOTHER NATURE IN THE LAND OF THE CONDOR". The book is complete with ISBN code, with closed dimensions of 21x21 (cm), cardboard cover disk and cotton thread stitched binding.
Available also in spanish and in english with the autentic author's autograth
+ Bookmark handle made, painted with watercolors by the author on a special artistic paper (100% coton). Unique exemplar.

Outside Italy the delivery service costs are not included (see the first two contributes)

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Donation for Nassae school

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