Once upon a time thee men met in a forest. Each had a special gift. Nicholas stitched beautiful poems on pieces of cloth, Nicolo was a talented carpenter, and Nikolai a skilled stonemason. The thee Nicks became fast friends, using their talents to build a home together.
The years went by, and one day when the three Nicks were very old men, they realized that something was missing.
They had forgotten the pleasure of using their special gifts. As they set about rediscovering that pleasure, they realized an even greater one the joy of sharing those gifts with others.
Peter Grosz emigrated from his native Romania to Germany, where he now works as a teacher and writer and director of the Mainz Literature Office. This is his tint book for North-South.
Giuliano Lunelli was born in Trento, Italy. After graduating from art school he worked as a printer and an illustrator in an advertising agency. He then turned to illustrating for children. This is his first picture book.