The Story Of Befana

David R. Godine Publisher, 1981

This lushly illustrated book tells the traditional tale of the poor peasant woman who set out to find the Christ Child and wanders to this day, carrying a sack of gifts for good children.

Ilse Plume has re-told and illustrated this classic children’s story with affection and humor. Her fifteen full-color illustrations, delicate and beguiling, are sure to light the imaginations and win the affection of child and adult alike.