Pre-orders are being accepted, with an official release date is June 23rd (replete with a party, if you’re local and want to celebrate with Mary Faino and S.D. Kelly!). The enchanting little picture book ROME a day is the second collaborative project between Faino and Kelly, a follow-up to their well-received book, A Day in Rockport.

Artist Mary Faino was born in Rome and grew up in the city, the daughter of an American sculptor and editor who moved to Rome in the 1960s. A third-generation artist, Mary creates lovely mix media images to evoke the city in a way that resonates with anyone who has ever been (or plans to go) to Rome. Writer S.D. Kelly has created poetic text to accompany the images, taking readers on a journey through the eternal city.

Published by The Paper Mermaid Press, ROME a day offers fascinating insight into the city visually and through text. The body of the book is followed by two pages of facts on the sites depicted in the book – The Trevi Fountain, Trastevere, the Colosseum and more – presented in a lively, informative style sure to please both children and their adults.


$14.95 USD + $3.50 shipping & handling