Brave Donatella and the Jasmine Thief by Caroline McAlister (broadcast 9-6-2010) This delightful picture book for children 5 to 8 is based on a myth dating back to the start of the Medici political dynasty in Italy. A gardener clips a piece of jasmine from a forbidden plant to give to his love and is sent to prison for the offense. The tale tells how the object of his affection rescues him and how their life unfolds. Beautifully illustrated by Donald Hendricks. Find out more at www.carolinemcalister.com.