No-Name Baby highlights olive oil’s magic

December 8, 2015
Olive trees in Italy. (Photo credit: Maja Piskorska/

Olive trees in Italy. (Photo credit: Maja Piskorska/

In No-Name Baby, Nonna and Aunt Rae treat a bottle of olive oil like a magic potion.

The family baptized their new baby with the prized oil sent by a relative in Italy.

These days, people still use olive oil for a lot more than salad dressing!

Nancy Bo Flood

As a fish-brain surgeon or a rodeo poem wrangler, I have loved stories. I strongly believe that words – in poetry or prose – help heal our hearts and give us new eyes to see the world. I was first a research psychologist studying brain development at the University of Minnesota and London University before following my passion – writing for children. Learn more...