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Felicita Sala - Illustrator

About the Illustrator

Felicita Sala is a self-taught illustrator. She has illustrated several picture books, including the award-winning She Made a Monster: How Mary Shelley Created Frankenstein by Lynn Fulton, and The Hideout by Susanna Mattiangeli, as well as her own book of recipes for children, What's Cooking at 10 Garden Street? She grew up between Italy and Australia and now lives in Rome with her family.

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A Year in Fleurville recipes from balconies, rooftops, and gardens

A Year in Fleurville recipes from balconies, rooftops, and gardens

Author: Felicita Sala Illustrator: Felicita Sala Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/11/2021

From Felicita Sala comes this exquisite sequel to the bestselling Lunch at 10 Pomegranate Street. In each garden, someone is tending to their produce. Maria is picking asparagus, Ramon's mum is watering the cucumbers, and a gaggle of kids are eating cherries fresh from the tree and even wearing some as earrings! Meet the many people of Fleurville, delight in their harvests, learn their recipes, and find comfort in the cycle of the seasons. A Year in Fleurville is a cookbook, a mini guide to gardening, and a picture book rolled into one. This glorious celebration of community is filled with recipes from all over the world and with simple instructions perfect for young chefs.

The Gremlin's Shoes (Big Foot and Little Foot #5)

The Gremlin's Shoes (Big Foot and Little Foot #5)

Author: Ellen Potter Illustrator: Felicita Sala Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/10/2021

Book 5 in the charming chapter book series about the adventures of a human boy and a young Sasquatch-now in paperback! Hugo and Boone were having a bad case of Nothing-to-do-itis: They have free time but can't think of a single thing to do! Finally, they decide to head to Uncle Figgy's Toy Store, where they discover the legendary Mad Marvin presenting his new invention: the Marvelous Monster Magnet! The only problem is the toy costs twenty-five nubbins--a huge sum! Hugo and Boone set off on an adventure to earn the money, a journey that leads them to a treasure hunt through the woods. As always, the friends will find much more than they expected!

The Bog Beast (Big Foot and Little Foot #4)

The Bog Beast (Big Foot and Little Foot #4)

Author: Ellen Potter Illustrator: Felicita Sala Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/05/2021

Now in paperback, a charming chapter book that follows a human boy and young Sasquatch as they explore the mysterious woods It's a big day for Hugo, Boone, and the students at the Academy for Curious Squidges. Today's the day they'll get their Bimbling Badge, which allows them to explore the North Woods on their own. But humans, snakes, and sinkholes aren't the only things they have to look out for! The legend of a lizard-like monster lurking in the swamp is enough to spook any young Sasquatch. When Hugo, Boone, and Gigi find themselves stranded in the middle of Ripple Worm River, they discover that there are more mysterious creatures in the North Woods than they'd bargained for.

The Gremlin's Shoes (Big Foot and Little Foot #5)

The Gremlin's Shoes (Big Foot and Little Foot #5)

Author: Ellen Potter Illustrator: Felicita Sala Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/05/2021

In the fifth book in this charming chapter book series, a human boy and a young Sasquatch set off on an eventful treasure hunt through the North Woods Hugo and Boone were having a bad case of Nothing-to-do-itis: They have free time but can't think of a single thing to do! Finally, they decide to head to Uncle Figgy's Toy Store, where they discover the legendary Mad Marvin presenting his new invention: the Marvelous Monster Magnet! The only problem is the toy costs 25 nubbins--a huge sum! Hugo and Boone set off on an adventure to earn the money, a journey that leads them to a treasure hunt through the woods. As always, the friends will find much more than they expected!

The Octopus Escapes

The Octopus Escapes

Author: Maile Meloy Illustrator: Felicita Sala Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/05/2021

Arno and His Horse

Arno and His Horse

Author: Jane Godwin Illustrator: Felicita Sala Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/04/2021

This beautifully written rhyming text, matched with exquisite illustrations, explores love, loss, memory and the power objects can hold. Arno had a horse, it was brown and it was black. He took it with him everywhere, but did he bring it back? When Arno loses his precious toy horse, all the kids in town help him to look for it. They look everywhere, but will Arno ever see his horse again? A touching story about loss, memory, and the mysterious ways we feel connected to those we love.

The Bog Beast (Big Foot and Little Foot #4)

The Bog Beast (Big Foot and Little Foot #4)

Author: Ellen Potter Illustrator: Felicita Sala Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/08/2020

The charming chapter book series about the friendship between a human boy and a young Sasquatch It's a big day for Hugo, Boone, and the students at the Academy for Curious Squidges (a Squidge is a young Sasquatch). Today's the day they'll get their Bimbling Badge, which allows them to explore the North Woods on their own. But humans, snakes, and sinkholes aren't the only things they have to look out for! The legend of a lizard-like monster lurking in the swamp is enough to spook any young Sasquatch. When Hugo, Boone, and Gigi find themselves stranded in the middle of Ripple Worm River, they discover that there are more mysterious creatures in the North Woods than they'd bargained for.

Green on Green

Green on Green

Author: Dianne White Illustrator: Felicita Sala Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/06/2020

Discover the joys of nature, seasons, family-and the vibrant colors of them all-in this lyrical picture book from the author of the acclaimed Blue on Blue. A child is on a colorful journey through the seasons, filled with yellow flowers and blue coral in spring and summer and orange pumpkins and green pine forests in fall and winter. All the while, there is another colorful change on the horizon-the birth of a new sibling. With gentle, rhyming text and vivid artwork, this book is a heartfelt celebration of family, nature, seasons, colors, and the wonder and magic of them all.

The Squatchicorns (Big Foot and Little Foot #3)

The Squatchicorns (Big Foot and Little Foot #3)

Author: Ellen Potter Illustrator: Felicita Sala Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/09/2019

When a tribe of Sasquatches flee from a mysterious curse, they take refuge in Hugo's home, Widdershins Cavern. These new Sasquatches look a bit . . . odd. For example, they all have unicorn horns on their heads! Always open to meeting new creatures, Hugo befriends one of these strange squidges, Nobb. Nobb offers to escort Hugo though the North Woods so that Hugo can attend Boone's birthday party. Having never been inside a Human house, Hugo finds the experience confusing and somewhat disastrous. Just when it looks like Hugo may have ruined Boone's birthday, they set out on a mission to solve the troubling curse in Nobb's cavern.

The Hideout

The Hideout

Author: Susanna Mattiangeli Illustrator: Felicita Sala Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/06/2019

It's time to go, but no one can find Hannah! That's because she's in the park with much to do. She needs to collect caterpillars and sticks, make a bow and arrow, and build a bed out of leaves. Deep in the shrubs, she sets up a secret hideout for herself and her companion, an Odd Furry Creature. Together, they hunker down over the campfire, lost in their own little world. But then a voice cuts through the branches and clearly says, Where are you? Hannah brushes off her paper, and the reader learns that Hannah was lost-not in the woods-but in her drawing. This dreamlike, lyrical picture book with shades of Where the Wild Things Are illustrates the power of imagination to transport us to new worlds.

The Squatchicorns (Big Foot and Little Foot #3)

The Squatchicorns (Big Foot and Little Foot #3)

Author: Ellen Potter Illustrator: Felicita Sala Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/03/2019

When a tribe of Sasquatches flee from a mysterious curse, they take refuge in Hugo's home, Widdershins Cavern. These new Sasquatches look a bit . . . odd. For example, they all have unicorn horns on their heads! Always open to meeting new creatures, Hugo befriends one of these strange squidges, Nobb. Nobb offers to escort Hugo though the North Woods so that Hugo can attend Boone's birthday party. Having never been inside a Human house, Hugo finds the experience confusing and somewhat disastrous. Just when it looks like Hugo may have ruined Boone's birthday, they set out on a mission to solve the troubling curse in Nobb's cavern.

The Monster Detector (Big Foot and Little Foot #2)

The Monster Detector (Big Foot and Little Foot #2)

Author: Ellen Potter Illustrator: Felicita Sala Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/03/2019

Hugo is a young Sasquatch. Boone is a young boy. After an unlikely encounter, they've become an even unlikelier pair of best friends. After saving up his Monster Card wrappers, Hugo sends away for a special prize in the mail-a Monster Detector! Using the watchlike device, Hugo quickly spots a monster right in his own cavern. Spooked, Hugo heads to school and finds yet another surprise-his friend Boone! Boone announces he wants to go to Sasquatch school, but no human has ever gone before, and not everyone is as happy about it as Hugo. Boone's first day of school gets off to a rocky start, but Hugo doesn't have much time to worry before he makes another monster sighting and takes off after the creature. What follows are even more surprises, ones that have Hugo and Boone rethinking what it really means to be a monster.

Ode to an Onion Pablo Neruda & His Muse

Ode to an Onion Pablo Neruda & His Muse

Author: Alexandria Giardino Illustrator: Felicita Sala Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/10/2018

A poetic, beautifully illustrated picture book inspired by Ode to the Onion by Chilean poet Pablo Neruda (1904-1973). Pablo has a lunch date with his friend Matilde, who shows the moody poet her garden. Where Pablo sees conflict and sadness, Matilde sees love and hope. The story is less a biography of Neruda and his muse, Matilde Urrutia (1912-1985), and more a simple ode to a vegetable that is humble and luminous, dark and light, gloomy and glad, full of grief and full of joy-just like life.A Junior Library Guild Selection

Big Foot and Little Foot (Book #1)

Big Foot and Little Foot (Book #1)

Author: Ellen Potter Illustrator: Felicita Sala Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/09/2018

Hugo is a young Sasquatch who longs for adventure. Boone is young boy who longs to see a Sasquatch. When their worlds collide, they become the unlikeliest pair of best friends. At the Academy for Curious Squidges, Hugo learns all manner of Sneaking-after all, the most important part of being a Sasquatch is staying hidden from humans. But Hugo dreams of roaming free in the Big Wide World rather than staying cooped up in caves. When he has an unexpected run-in with a young human boy, Hugo seizes the opportunity for a grand adventure. Soon, the two team up to search high and low for mythical beasts, like Ogopogos and Snoot-Nosed Gints. Through discovering these new creatures, together, Big Foot and Little Foot explore the ins and outs of each other's very different worlds but learn that, deep down, maybe they're not so different after all.

The Monster Detector (Big Foot and Little Foot #2)

The Monster Detector (Big Foot and Little Foot #2)

Author: Ellen Potter Illustrator: Felicita Sala Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/09/2018

Hugo is a young Sasquatch. Boone is a young boy. After an unlikely encounter, they've become an even unlikelier pair of best friends. After saving up his Monster Card wrappers, Hugo sends away for a special prize in the mail-a Monster Detector! Using the watchlike device, Hugo quickly spots a monster right in his own cavern. Spooked, but still excited about his prize, Hugo heads to school and finds yet another surprise-his friend Boone! Boone announces he wants to go to Sasquatch school, but no human has ever gone before, and not everyone is as happy about it as Hugo. Boone's first day of school gets off to a rocky start, but Hugo doesn't have much time to worry before he makes another monster sighting and takes off after the creature. What follows are even more surprises, ones that have Hugo rethinking what it really means to be a monster.

Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor The Woman Who Loved Reptiles

Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor The Woman Who Loved Reptiles

Author: Patricia Valdez Illustrator: Felicita Sala Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2018

Back in the days of long skirts and afternoon teas, young Joan Procter entertained the most unusual party guests: slithery and scaly ones, who turned over teacups and crawled past the crumpets... While other girls played with dolls, Joan preferred the company of reptiles. She carried her favorite lizard with her everywhere - she even brought a crocodile to school! When Joan grew older, she became the Curator of Reptiles at the Natural History Museum. She went on to design the Reptile House at the London Zoo, including a home for the rumored-to-be-vicious komodo dragons. There, just like when she was a little girl, Joan hosted children's tea parties - with her komodo dragon as the guest of honour. With a lively text and vibrant illustrations, scientist and writer Patricia Valdez and illustrator Felicita Sala bring to life Joan Procter's inspiring story of passion and determination. 'Delectably stylish' SUNDAY TIMES 'The illustrations by Felicita Sala are full of rich colour and telling details and bring this unusual book to glowing life.' IRISH INDEPENDENT

Peep Inside the Castle

Peep Inside the Castle

Author: Anna Milbourne, Anna Milbourne Illustrator: Felicita Sala Format: Board book Release Date: 01/08/2015

Young children can explore a bustling medieval castle in this charming, lift-the-flap non-fiction book. Flaps and peep-through holes in the pages reveal a knight putting on his armour, castle guards counting the king's treasure and a grand feast with the royal family. A lovely introduction to a popular historical subject for little children.

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