The Bat of Barga is a short story for children by Jenny M Want about a bat who helps save the enchanting hilltop town of Barga in Tuscany. If you read this tale to your children, or if they read it, you’ll most probably end up in Barga looking for a certain bookshop, a wizard, and a shop with a computer in the window.
Now, I’m not going to give any more away, because I’d like you to read The Bat of Barga and, if you do end up in Barga, that will be an added bonus.
Somehow, I doubt you’ll be disappointed with a visit to Barga and hunting for the locations mentioned in the book will add to the fun and should keep your children happy too. Just don’t try talking to the local bat population, or the locals may think you are batty! Eh? What? Read the book!
I found out about The Bat of Barga from one of Italy Chronicles’ forthcoming new contributors, David Wineman who lives in Barga. It was his partner Jenny who penned The Bat of Barga, which, as you might imagine, is mainly set in this Tuscan town. A magical children’s tale about enchanting Tuscany? I could not resist and am happy to say David kindly sent me a copy.
I popped The Bat of Barga onto Kindle on my iPhone and read away. I liked Jenny’s tale of bats and magic in Tuscany a lot, and hope you will too. Personally, I think Jenny’s tale would make a fun film for children. The film would, of course, have to be set in Barga.
Zoom out of the map with the ‘-‘ button to discover where Barga is in Italy.
You can buy a copy of Jenny’s Barga magical tale on Smashwords here: The Bat of Barga at $1.99 (£1.29 – €1.50), it won’t break the bank. If you do buy it an then read it to your children, let us kn0w what they thought of it and whether they decided Barga was where they wanted to spend their next holiday. The trip to Tuscany will cost rather more than the book, I suspect!
Photo of Barga by Mizio66