The Encounter

Author: Francesca Marina Costa

Pages: 24  Size: 29x21cm
Pubblico: +5 years

Available in: all languages

Topics and strengths of the book
  • Poetic
  • Strong aesthetic impact
  • Multiple levels of reading 

A delicate and insightful silent book that – by echoing only visually the story of Little Red Riding Hood – wishes to narrate the encounter of two different entities which, while maintaining their own integrity, manage to live together and, thus, are not in conflict. However, we will not see a little girl who stops being a child to get along with the wolf, nor a wolf who is humanized. To the extent that the last image portrays the wolf looking elsewhere, probably towards its pack, recalled by it. 

One can perceive the story as the relationship between man and nature, but also as the child-adult relationship: different languages, different needs, different habits.


About the author

Francesca Marina Costa graduated from the Caravaggio Art School in Milan. After completing the illustration course at the School of Comics in Milan and a course in Visual Merchandising, she had a long teaching experience in private drawing and art courses.
She is president and art-director of Mini G4m3s Studio, an RPG production and publishing house, since 2010.