Francesca was born in a small north Italian town close to Turin. She graduated in Architecture but, after some years of working as an architect, realised that she would rather paint animals and the things that surrounded her. Hence she did a course in Illustration. Since 1997 Francesca has illustrated more than thirty children’s books working with publishers in various parts of the world. She has received mentions and prizes in a number of international competitions. She now writes her own stories as well as illustrating those by others. She also illustrates for Unicef and Amnesty International.
Francesca lives in an old house in the centre of Turin with her husband. Her studio is colourful, full of books and looks over a small courtyard garden. She loves reading, watching movies, cycling, swimming and skiing.
BABY BABY BLAH BLAH BLAH by Jonathan Shipton – Gullane
WHEN BRIAN WAS A LION by Carrie Weston – Gullane
THE MYSTERIOUS PARCEL – Bloomsbury
EMILTON SPENCER TEWKESBURY III by Jon Davis – Gullane
ELLIOT'S ARCTIC SURPRISE by Catherine Barr – Frances Lincoln
HOLLY'S RED BOOTS – Gullane