for the book As if by magic
“It treats the issue of the acceptance of difference in a particularly original manner and with a wealth of narrative techniques. Combining realism with imagination, the author creates fictional characters who, through the contrasting values they represent, challenge the child’s critical thinking and its ability to respond to reality. A text with many plot twists and a complex storyline, in a language that is particularly well crafted and alive and manages to enchant the reader, both young and old.”