Maria Faulconer

Selected Works

Children's Fiction
The heart-tugging true story of a baby gorilla who finds love in the arms of a surrogate mom.
Arianna and Monsieur Le Bear take the Grand Hotel by storm and change centuries of tradition.
Adult Non-fiction
Children an ocean apart share the same wishes in the face of war and violence

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Arianna and the Strawberry Tea

When Arianna and Monsieur Le Bear, her stuffed teddy, arrive at the elegant Grand Hotel, where children are not allowed, the looks of horror that greet them soon change to appreciation.

Arianna's recipes for Strawberry Tea and Chocolate tarts can be found at the end of the book. Her Chocolate Tart recipe was also named a "top rated" recipe in Cooking Up Reading.com, an online compendium of recipes from books designed to provide tasty connections between food and books.

You can order Arianna and the Strawberry Tea from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Praise for Arianna and the Strawberry Tea


"You know you have a little winner when your daughter wants it read to her three times in a row."
--Kathie Lee Gifford, Live! With Regis & Kathie Lee


"My mom read your story to me, and I told her I'd like to be like Arianna for a while. She likes to have fun."
--Cassidy Gifford


"Arianna's spunk charms everyone from the doorman to the chef and starts a chain reaction which alters centuries of tradition. Highly recommended."
--Children's Bookwatch


"In a world where children have so little control over their surroundings, it is fun to see a story where a child can make a difference."
--The Gazette, Colorado Springs


Favorite Fan Letter:

"The day you came, I was off sick so I didn't get to meet you. I was very sad because I like writing stories and if I don't become famous, I'd like to become a writer."
--Teresa, East London