The Befana's Shoes


The Befana has lost her precious shoes…

On the night of the Epiphany, hanging from every fireplace in the city, thousands of stockings are waiting for the Befana to fly from home to home with her broom and fill them with sweets (or coal, if the children have behaved badly!). But this year, just before leaving, something went wrong and the nice old woman, accompanied by little Charcoal, found herself without her precious shoes… So here she is running around the fairy tale world to look for some new ones: from Cinderella to Puss in Boots, from the White Rabbit to the Little Mermaid, the Befana meets many famous characters but none of their shoes are right for her… Will she be able to resolve the situation and visit the fireplaces of all the children who are waiting for her this year too?

  • The tale of a magical traditional Italian character: the Befana.

  • An unusual and amusing story involving all the typical Christmas characters.


GENRE Picture Book
FIRST PUBLISHER Nomos Edizioni (Italy), 2019