Mario and The Stones Paperback


A suspenseful Italian fable highlighting the importance of honesty.

Will lazy Mario work as he agreed to pay a debt to Luna? Or will he tempt fate despite warnings from a mysterious voice? Read to find out!

This story is great for family discussions about honesty, work ethics, and generosity.




You’ve never read a fable like this before!  Mario and the Stones is the enchanting Italian tale of the summer long, long ago when clever Luna and her cat, Fortuna, attempt to teach Mario integrity and honesty.

Mario is a young, superstitious grouch. He agrees to build a stone wall for Luna to pay a debt, but Mario is lazy. Day after day, he sleeps in her olive grove instead of working. A mysterious voice gives Mario repeated warnings. Will he listen?

Readers quickly and delightfully get lost in the wonderful, magical world of Luna’s Italia. Children will not want to stop reading until they know Mario’s fate.

Recommended Ages: 7-12


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