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THE EYES OF THE SEA

THE EYES OF THE SEA

“THE EYES OF THE SEA” (Previously: Mistery on the island”) 3rd Edition Einaudi Children “Stories and Rhymes”, 2004 Illustrated by: Anna and Elena Balbusso “Dario loves that solitary beach a lot, where he can play Robinson Crusoe undisturbed. And he loves the island too, the sea abounding in fish, the volcano, the vineyards that reach the sea. Dario thinks he will never leave that island and later he will grow the vineyards planted by Massimo. But one day a boat with a terrible load comes to the beach, Massimo’s vineyards are burned and nothing is...

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MY GRANDFATHER WAS A CHERRY TREE

MY GRANDFATHER WAS A CHERRY TREE

“MY GRANDFATHER WAS A CHERRY TREE”  – Einaudi Children ” Stories and Rhymes ” 1998 – – ” The golden shelf “, 1999 – – Einaudi Children 2009 Illustrated by: Ananna and Elena Balbusso “When I was four years old, I had four grandparents : two city grandparents and two country grandparents. The city ones were called Luigi and Antonietta and they looked exactly like the people living in the city. The country ones were called Ottaviano and Teodolinda and they didn’t look like any body else, not even their neighbours....

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ANGELS

ANGELS

“ANGELS” Einaudi Children ” The golden shelf “, 1999 ” Stories and Rhymes “, 2002 Illustrated by: Fausto Bianchi …Fifteen stories light, unexpected, surprising as feathers lost in flight. There is the stone angel “with no wings and with a cut off finger “, standing still on the rose window of a cathedral; the guard angel who leaves the garden door unattended to follow the little acrobat of a circus; the angel painted on a picture kept in a museum… Angels who tell children aged 8 or over about beauty, sympathy, cruelty, poetry:...

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OFELIA , BE CAREFUL

OFELIA , BE CAREFUL

“OFELIA , BE CAREFUL” Ed. Einaudi Children “Stories and Rhymes ” 2001 Illustrated by: Giulia Orecchia This book is dedicated to all the “Young” who don’t want to surrender to grown-ups’abuses. They will certainly like the heroic fight of the Olli family, father, mother and Giasone against the extremely arrogant and triumphant Bulgdozer. But readers will also get to know a girl with very dangerous blue eyes and a factotum driver who is called Carmine – sole and drive an oil-tanker car… (Not available) Print...

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THE STRAY DOGS

THE STRAY DOGS

“THE STRAY DOGS” EL Edition ” Frontiers ” 1999 A short story, deliberately short, I think. And about the stream of memory. It concerns the synthetic,articulate reconstruction of a longed  trip which turns into tragedy… It’s a dramatic, hard book, as is its language which, without falling into the common and trite youth slang, has its own dry, rough, almost “irritating” quality. A language, by the other hand, skillful in its pauses and in some just hinted but very vivid described digressions… It’s a painful book but honest, I think....

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THE MAN WHO GREW COMETS

THE MAN WHO GREW COMETS

“THE MAN WHO GREW COMETS” 1st Edition: EL Edition ” The treasure” 2002 2nd Edition: Einaudi Children Ed. “Stories and Rhymes”, 2004 Illustrated by: Germano Ovani   “That night the sky was full of stars. They were so many, hiding the dark under the veil of light, as if the moon was there. ” The stars can see me” thought Arno, his face pressed against the window-pane… The stars are the eyes of the sky – Myriam was saying – the moon is its mouth and the sun is its crown. And the comets ? What were the comets...

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