Author Urbano Salvati

The Legend of the Pumpkin House

Master storyteller Urbano Salvati is at his absolute best in The Legend of the Pumpkin House, a delightful and timely story that represents a fairy tale for today’s world.

The author never tires of his love for children. He views them as beautiful flowers that are always blossoming. “The pristine love of children elicited in our hearts is the ultimate meaning of our lives. There is no greater joy for any parent than the first smile of a child.”

The story begins with a retired couple, Mr. and Mrs. Fiorina, who give a special Halloween party with lots of pumpkin decorations for the neighborhood children. In the midst of the fun, someone suggests they should create a real pumpkin house. The Fiorinas are overwhelmed by the generosity of their neighbors who make the Pumpkin House a reality.

The Fiorinas realize that the kindness displayed by everyone made the Pumpkin House a place where kindness lives. And so it is that the Pumpkin House grows from town to town, eliciting kindness and happiness everywhere.

In his heart, the author cultivates the beauty of a smile, the gentleness of a kind soul, and the pristine love that makes us all human.

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I Dream of Venice

From Venice, the city where you can dream and succumb to the magic of love – for no one loves like Venetians do – to Malaga and its passionate flamenco music. 

To the enchanting beauty of Cortina, where skiers go to ski, relax and find love, and the pastoral landscape of Emilia Romagna where the mastery of culinary art flourishes.

In this modern short story, a doctor sacrifices his career for the love of his family. A stunningly beautiful young girl from Malaga finds her youth disrupted by a malicious priest and a cheating bull fighter. But destiny does her justice.

Urbano Salvati shows that integrity still matters, that the love of family is the cornerstone of our life, that good business is run by good people, and that true friendship does exist. But most of all, destiny still plays a role for those who love.

In the final analysis, we are good people and love is, and will always be, the only lantern that guides our life.

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The Number Jungle

The Number Jungle is a delightful story for young readers that takes place in a jungle full of numbers.

Enter this very noisy jungle, where numbers play together, learn games, and at times, even argue with each other,

But there’s a sad number in the group. The saddest of all is the number 0, who is afraid of being thrown out of the jungle because he thinks that he is nothing! Things change when 0 realizes how important he really is.

Readers will also meet Mr. Plus, Mr. Minus. Mrs. Geometry, and Mr. Equal. They know all the numbers and how they add up.

The Number Jungle introduces children to the beauty and magic of numbers.

Born in Italy, Urbano Salvati currently resides in Las Vegas. Having worked as a chef and culinary educator for 40 years, he now delights young readers with his creative storytelling. He believes true happiness comes from love and from good food. “There is a certain magic about children’s stories that I have always loved. I have always dreamed of beautifully written prose that will elicit in readers all of the best that our heart can produce.”

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Terra Porkorum: The Planet of the Pigs

This delightful, funny story is written from the point of view of pigs!

Pigs are the only intelligent life form on a planet called Terra Porkorum, and they are very happy living on Terra Porkorum.

In fact, they are so happy, they don’t realize that they are running out of food.

Fortunately, they have good friends, some orangutans who come to visit often, especially in the springtime.

The orangutans talk about strange beings called humans, who can only walk on two legs. They are so strange that these humans stick little metal things on their ears. They also wrap themselves with things called clothes.

The orangutans tell the pigs about things they never heard of before. Things like school, work, cooperation, and how to grow food.

The pigs have never gone to school or to work either. But things are about to change on Terra Porkorum!

The moral of this story is timeless. Everyone must appreciate and take care of their beautiful planet, assure there is enough food for everyone, and most of all, know the importance of education.

Born in Italy, Urbano Salvati currently resides in Las Vegas. Having worked as a chef and culinary educator for 40 years, he now delights young readers with his creative storytelling. He believes true happiness comes from love and from good food. “There is a certain magic about children’s stories that I have always loved. I have always dreamed of beautifully written prose that will elicit in readers all of the best that our heart can produce.”

 Anthology of a Childhood Dream

Anthology of a Childhood Dream takes children on a journey into imagination and traverses a world that only children truly understand.

The author wanted to write and speak with the voice of a child, dream like a child dreams, and fantasize like only a child can. So he searched the world over to look for differences in children’s stories, allowing him to speak the language of children in different languages.

But when he wrote these stories, “I too became a child; and like a child have learned. I learned that it is in the fantastic world of a child’s dream that we find our soul, the true and pristine meaning of the word love.” View the Press Release

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Salvati Cover WebJerome, the Short-Necked Giraffe

The grassland savannas of Africa where wild animals roam is the setting for this thoroughly delightful children’s story.Jerome, the Short-Necked Giraffe is the main character, but whoever heard of a short-necked giraffe?

What’s more important to a giraffe than to have a beautiful long neck, which allows him/her to eat leaves and fruit from tall trees?One can only imagine what happens when the young giraffe Jerome refuses to do his neck-stretching exercises and ends up with a short neck.Jerome, the Short-Necked Giraffe is the result!

The Legend of the Wishing Pearl

Salvati Cover WebUrbano Salvati presents his latest book The Legend of the Wishing Pearl.

In it, a beautiful young Japanese young girl named Orica lives in a small fishing village.

Orica’s heart is full of love and she adores everyone and everything around her. The story enfolds from when she was very young and loved her garden, to when she started school and had to learn to deal with bullies.

The cherry blossom story is a famous Japanese fairy tale. As Orica grows up, she learns about the mysteries of the sea and why her father always gave thanks at the end of every fishing trip. She learns how to play the flute and enjoys playing for the dolphins on the beach.

One day Orica learns of a sad and impossible situation. Because of her love for life and her act of kindness, she was presented the greatest gift of all: the sea. A wise old man explains to her the true story behind The Legend of the Wishing Pearl.

Children will be transported to another time and place; that of an enchanting little Japanese village where love is king and miracles do happen.

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About the Author

Born in Italy, Urbano Salvati now resides in Las Vegas, having worked as a chef and culinary educator for forty years. He now delights young readers with his creative storytelling. He believes true happiness comes from love and from good food. “There is a certain magic about children’s stories that I have always loved. I have always dreamed of beautifully written prose that will elicit in readers all of the best that our heart can produce.”