Introducing Rosabella, plus GRAND Social No. 150 link party for grandparents

Introducing Rosabella

I recently received a charming book, Rosabella written and illustrated by Gabriele Rose de Ginant, and I've been endlessly intrigued by the beautifully illustrated fairytale.


Thankfully there's a trailer for Rosabella as my words fail to adequately describe the artistry of Gabriele Rose de Ginant's work:


Rosabella, which I received free for review, would make a lovely gift for fairytale fans of all ages. The text and tender illustrations bring to life a magical world inhabited by fairies and sprites, where a beautiful girl learns she has the power to imagine, create, and live out her dream. The book is relatively long, though, so sharing with youngsters would be best savored in the three parts it's divided: Rosabella's Birth; Rosabella's Dream; and Rosabella's Secret wish.

Not only is the book magical, the story of how it came to be is, too. Rosabella is published not by a traditional book publisher but by a nonprofit organization, the John E. Profant Foundation for the Arts, whose mission is to give scholarships to developing artists. Gabriele Rose de Ginant was one of the organization's scholarship recipients, and she has donated a portion of all sales of the book to the scholarship fund to inspire and assist future artists.

Rosabella written and illustrated by Gabriele Rose de Ginant can be purchased on ($25 hardcover; not an affiliate link). To find out more about the book, the author/illustrator, the ballet by the same name, and the John E. Profant Foundation for the Arts, visit

GRAND Social No. 150 link party for grandparents

As always, thank you so much for joining the GRAND Social and making it a special place for grandparents online to get to know one another and share each other's work. Cheers to linking and reading!

grand social link party

How it works:

  • All grandparent bloggers are invited to add a link. You don't have to blog about grandparenting, just be a grandparent who blogs.
  • To link up a post, copy the direct URL to the specific post — new or old — that you want to share, not the link to your blog's home page. Then click the blue button below marked "Add your link" and follow the directions.
  • Adding a mention such as This post linked to the GRAND Social to your linked posts is appreciated. Or, you can post the GRAND Social button anywhere on your page using the following code:
<a rel="nofollow" href="/" target="blank"><img src="" alt="Grandma’" width="125" height="125" /></a>
  • The GRAND Social linky accepts posts through Wednesday evening, so please come back to see those added after your first visit.
  • If you're not a blogger, you have the pleasure of being a reader. Those sharing a link would be honored to have you visit, read and, if so moved, leave a comment even if just "Hey, stopping by from the GRAND Social." Bloggers who link are encouraged to visit and comment on the links of other bloggers, as well.