Francesco Tirelli's Ice Cream Shop

Francesco Tirelli’s Ice Cream Shop by Tamar Meir, illustrated by Yael Albert is based on actual events. Young Francesco loved ice cream so much that when he grew up he opened his gelateria, modeled after his uncle's. Even though it was in Budapest, not Italy, it was a huge hit. WWII changed everything and Francesco realized that the store could serve a purpose in the winter when no ice cream was sold. He began hiding Jewish families. They managed to celebrate Hanukah and that spring the war was over. One of the children hidden in the store moved to Israel where he opened a gelateria, continuing a delicious tradition.