Crystal and Jade meet in the doggy park as puppies.  They like each other immediately and become friends.  However, their humans don't get along.  How can Crystal and Jade help their humans become friends so the dogs can play together?   Sometimes it takes a crisis to bring about a two-legged change of heart and solidify a four-legged friendship.

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Crystal and Jade is available in Italy at and at Mondadori online:

Claudia's Amazon author page is here:

Crystal and Jade's Facebook page is here:

Dog Buddy featured Crystal and Jade in its September 2016 newsletter:

Animal Glamour featured Crystal and Jade in its September 2016 newsletter :

Animal Glamour previewed Crystal and Jade's November presentation in Giada's home town of Busto Arsizio:

Mount Holyoke Alumnae Quarterly previewed Crystal and Jade in its fall 2016 issue:

“Cool things Mount Holyoke women write, create, and sell” profiled Crystal and Jade in September 2016 (scroll down to September 5, 2016):

The November 2016 issue of SAIS Alumni News talked about Crystal and Jade: 

In her first book for children, Crystal and Jade (THEAQLLC, 2016), Claudia Flisi describes the adventures of a real dog, Giada, in the small Italian town where they live. Poetic license and the desire to “make a difference” result in a story with a simple message: canine friendship is color-blind and can overcome human prejudice.    

VareseFocus, the magazine of the Varese Chamber of Commerce, featured Crystal and Jade in its October-November 2016 issue:

La PreAlpina di Varese ran a feature story about Crystal and Jade (and Claudia and Giada) in its issue of November 17, 2016. 

The National Italian-American Foundation mentioned Crystal and Jade in its December 2016 newsletter (scroll to “auguri” about 2/3 down the page):

Giada was featured as the Dog of the Day online on March 3, 2017.


Crystal and Jade by Claudia Flisi