Alina Burgun was born in France. She spent her childhood reading bandes dessinées, or French comic books, until one day she, too, began to draw. (But she never stopped reading comic books!) She practiced her drawing and learned to ski, and to play piano, and she became an adult. Adults do funny things, and Mademoiselle Burgun was no different. She went to Italy, where she continued to draw, read and write.
There was once a park bench made of sympathetic wood and friendly iron… Il était une fois un banc du parc conçu avec du bois compatissant et du fer amical… This is the story of a bench who tries to help its friends when they get in trouble — only to find itself without a friend in its own time of need. This is a bilingual book in English and French! Ce livre est bilingue, en anglais et français !