La avventure di Cipollino - The adventures of Cipollino illustrated by Manuela Santini, 176 pages, age 7+ Cipollino is a young onion who could not go to school, not to the real school, so he goes out into the school of the world, trying to understand where evil and good lie. It will not take him long to see that evil is a characteristic of Prince Lemon and his henchmen, like the Cavalier Tomato. While those who suffer most are the good master Sultana, the nun Pumpkin, Lucas Leek and so on.
Children delight in the amazing tricks by which Cipollino fights and overcomes the arrogance of Prince Lemon and in the end founds a republic. In this inven- tive world of fruit and vegetables the 8little ones 9 are almost always right. Filastrocche in cielo e in terra Nursery Rhymes in the Sky and on Earth illustrated by Bruno Munari, 160 pages, age 6+ Out of Rodari 9s hat, here we have a collection of short poems in which the fantastic world of the Author is showing in all its witti- ness.
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daily life. A triumph of humor and intelligence. Favole al telefono - Tales on the Phone illustrated by Bruno Munari, 132 pages, age 6+ Every night, at nine o 9clock, wherever he is, Mr.<br><br> Bianchi, an account- ant in a company, rings his daughter up and tells her a story. There are seventy short stories, one for each phone call. Every story is set in a different place and in a different time, with unusual and uncon- ventional characters.<br><br> A wonderful mix of reality and vivid fantasy. Rights sold : Castilian, Catalan, Basque, Galician, Japanese, Portuguese (Portugal and Brazil), Greek, Korean, Lithuanian, Albanian, Croatian, Bulgarian, Russian, Latvian, Serbian, French, Chinese Simple, Hebrew, Bosnian. p i c t u r e b o o k s F i c t i o n F i c t i o n frankfurt 2009 New Titles and Back List p i c t u r e b o o k s Il libro degli errori The Book of Errors illustrated by Bruno Munari, 160 pages, age 9+ Short stories and rhymes about cfunny d mistakes made by inatten- tive pupils, boring teachers or sportsmen, all not altogether com- fortable with grammar rules.<br><br> Have a good laugh! p i c t u r e b o o k s p i c t u r e b o o k s Edizioni EL Einaudi Ragazzi Emme Edizioni GianniRodari La torta in cielo - A Cake in the Sky illustrated by Bruno Munari, 112 pages, age 9+ A little town is deranged by a mysterious 8flying saucer 9. Adults think of an alien invasion and are ready to call in the army, scien- tists and researchers.<br><br> But two children don 9t believe it is an alien invasion and the facts prove them right: it 9s not a cflying saucer d at all, but a huge and tasty cake, that they will eat with lots of friends. Rights sold : French, Castilian, Catalan, Bulgarian, Japanese, Korean, Serbian, Albanian, Chinese Simple, Turkish, Portuguese (Brazil only), Vietnamese, Russian, Ukrainian. C 9era due volte il barone Lamberto - Twice upon a time there was Baron Lamberto illustrated by Bruno Munari, 112 pages, age 11+ Old Baron Lamberto is very rich and ill.<br><br> He lives with his butler in a villa on the island of San Giulio. He has to reckon with his avid nephew, with terrible bandits and with a crowd of people that keep repeating his name. Rights sold : Castilian, Catalan, French, Portuguese (Brazil only), Serbian, Russian, Chinese Simple.<br><br> Rights sold : French, Catalan, Greek, Bulgarian, Hungarian, Korean, Japanese, Georgian, Vietnamese, Chinese Simple, Chinese Complex, Turkish, Russian, German, Lithuanian, Latvian, Czech, Ukrainian, Albanian. Rights sold : Latvian, Russian, Vietnamese, Lithuanian, Catalan, Ukrainian, Chinese Complex, Chinese Simple, Bulgarian. Il Pianeta degli alberi di Natale The Christmas Tree Planet illustrated by Bruno Munari, 144 pages, age 9+ After a trip through space on a rocking horse, Marco lands on a planet where every day it 9s Christmas Day and where trees are dec- orated with sweets and festoons.<br><br> Here whatever you need is free, and technology serves men. Back from his journey, Marco brings with him the wish to see Earth transformed into a wonderful plan- et of Christmas Trees. A great lesson of justice by Gianni Rodari.<br><br> Gelsomino nel paese dei bugiardi Gelsomino in the Land of Liars illustrated by Valeria Petrone, 168 pages, age 9+ There is somewhere and sometime that land of liars, where bread is ink, where green is red, where the dogs mew and the cats bark. Just imagine what happens in a country like that when Gelsomino, accustomed to 8telling things the way they are 9 arrives. One of Gianni Rodari 9s most amusing stories.<br><br> Rights sold : French, Greek, Russian. Che cosa ci vuole - What do you need? illustrated by Silvia Bonanni, 32 pages, age 4+ A priceless illustrated book, where Gianni Rodari 9s very simple text is greatly enhanced by the splendid images in collage.<br><br> The text, which is as elegantly dry as a geometrical demonstration, explains how there cannot be tables without wood, and therefore, by going back one step at a time, and in this book, one collage at a time, Gianni Rodari comes to the conclusion that cto make a table you need a flower. d There is sometimes a short step between the elegance of geometry to the fra- grance of poetry. Rights sold : French, Hebrew, Greek, Castilian, Galician. Il pittore - The Painter illustrated by Valeria Petrone, 40 pages, age 4+ The main character in this nursery rhyme is a painter who is so poor he pulls his hair out to make his brushes.<br><br> But what colours can he use, seeing as he cannot buy any paints? He goes to ask to borrow some from the master of each colour, but absolutely no one is willing to give him any. The painter is a white silhouette with few black lines, the background is a colourless light blue and the colours 9 masters are brightly coloured clouds.<br><br> What nursery rhyme is better suited to being illustrated? Rights sold : Castilian, Galician, French, Greek, Hebrew. A inventare i numeri Making up Numbers illustrated by Alessandro Sanna, 32 pages, age 4+ A very fast exchange of quips on the telephone, a simple but fun game: making up numbers which don 9t exist.<br><br> Can you illustrate a fable on the phone all made up of puns? You most certainly can: Alessandro Sanna does it by using the numbers as colourful graphic signs, and transforms the figures into faces, cats, blackbirds, people&.. it 9s a must!<br><br> Rights sold : Korean, Castilian, Greek, e-book, Portuguese (Brazil only), Hebrew. Rights sold : Korean, Castilian, Catalan, Basque. Rights sold : Korean.<br><br> L 9omino della pioggia - The Little Rain Man illustrated by Nicoletta Costa, 32 pages, age 4+ Since clouds do not always pour rain, they must have taps. And obviously there must be somebody who turns these taps on and off. His name, of course, is "the little rain man", and his job often gets very tiring& A poetic and funny story.<br><br> Le favole a rovescio - Tales told Backwards illustrated by Nicoletta Costa, 32 pages, age 5+ In brief verses, some of the most famous traditional fairy tales are told in an absurd, often hilarious way. Rodari 9s wit and humour create a fantastic atmosphere, enriched by the upside down character of these tales told backwards, and at the end you 9re invited to use your own imagination: 8Whatever happened next, it 9s up to you to figure it out. 9 Rights sold : Korean, Castilian (North and South America only). Rights sold : Korean, Russian.<br><br> Rights sold : Castilian, French. I viaggi di Giovannino Perdigiorno Giovannino Perdigiorno 9s Travels illustrated by Valeria Petrone, 40 pages, age 5+ Giovannino Perdigiorno is a child traveller who, on board the weirdest vehi- cles, ends up in some really outlandish countries: in one he finds men made of butter, in another the men are see-through and so on. Valeria Petrone interprets Gianni Rodari 9s famous character with a liberating freshness, offe- ring readers a whiff of the fragrance of utopia.<br><br> Rights sold : French, Castilian, Catalan, Greek, Russian, Rumanian, Lithuanian, Portuguese (Brazil and Portugal), Hebrew, Bulgarian. Animali senza zoo - Animals not in the Zoo illustrated by Anna Laura Cantone, 48 pages, age 6+ Anna Laura Cantone does a magnificent job illustrating short stories about ani- mals by Gianni Rodari. Rodari takes up the ancient tradition of the fable, at times placing the animal-protagonists in classical situations, at times endo- wing them with virtues and vices of the modern world.<br><br> With her unmistakable flair, Anna Laura Cantone creates an irresistible saraband of humour. Lo zoo delle storie - The Zoo of Stories illustrated by Fulvio Testa, 48 pages, age 5+ With these stories Rodari has fun constructing a chain of tales and, of course, the final story is skilfully linked to the first one. And each story stands alone, indepen- dent from the others, in a simple yet ingenious narrative construction.<br><br> The protagonists are almost all animals at a zoo where freedom and imagination are the rule, the same freedom and imagination with which only children see the world. A masterly interpretation by Fulvio Testa, whose drawings show the happy spaces of this zoo made up of stories, animals and imagination. La passeggiata di un distratto The Walk of an Absent-Minded illustrated by Alistar, 32 pages, age 5+ Tonino l 9invisibile Toninothe Invisible illustrated by Alessandro Sanna, 32 pages, age 5+ In one of the best-known Tales on the Phone , Gianni Rodari has fun portraying a typical characteristic of childhood: absentmindedness.<br><br> Little Giovanni is an absent-minded: he goes out for a walk and he loses bits of his body, because he is busy following his train of thought. It is typical of children, of all chil- dren, who think only about themselves, who live only in the present, in the moment that disappears immediately to make way for another moment, another idea, another adven- ture. But for every absent-minded child there is a mummy who loves him just the way he is and is always ready to put back the pieces he has lost along the way.<br><br> One of Gianni Rodari 9s most famous stories. Alessandro Sanna has managed an extraordinary feat 3 creating the illustrations of an invisible character! Tonino satisfies his greatest wish and becomes invisible.<br><br> But now that nobody can see him, how can he take part in the laughter of his friends or his mother 9s hugs? Being alone is terrible! La filastrocca di Pinocchio The Story of Pinocchio illustrated by Febe Sillani, 40 pages, age 4+ Published for the first time in the fifties and constructed through commented drawings and rhyming couplets, this nursery rhyme is a homage by Rodari to one of the characters best loved by chil- dren all over the world.<br><br> True to the novel but capable of winning over modern children, accustomed to picture stories, for decades it has always won its bet: bringing small readers to love Collodi 9s masterpiece. A small treasure for people who love Pinocchio. Brought up-to- date and enriched by Febe Sillani 9s new illustrations.<br><br> Rights sold : Korean, Castilian, Catalan, Turkish, Danish, Polish, e-book. Portuguese (Brazil and Portugal), Hebrew, Russian. Alice nelle figure - Alice in the Pictures illustrated by Anna Laura Cantone, 32 pages, age 5+ Alice is a funny character created by Gianni Rodari, and she always falls into things: alarm clocks, pockets, soap bubbles...<br><br> How does she do that? And how is it possible to pull her out? It 9s always a tricky problem.<br><br> This time she falls into an illustrated fairytale book: it 9s going to be a lot of fun! Rights sold : Korean, Castilian, Galician, French, e-book, Portuguese (Brazil and Portugal), Hebrew. A sbagliare le storie- When Stories are mistold illustrated by Alessandro Sanna, 40 pages, age 5+ Just take this superb large-sized edition of A sbagliare le storie in which the tale of Little Red Riding Hood is warped, twisted and twirled around by a grandfather who seems quite unable to tell it right.<br><br> Provided of course that he wants to& Colours, quotations and an orig- inal graphic interpretation of Rodari 9s poetical theory of error humor- ously blend in the lush collages some of which - quite deliberately - even include faulty proofs: they capture the energy and wit of each and every turn of the story in a stunning crescendo leading up to the sur- prise ending. Rights sold : Castilian (North and South America), French, Greek, e- book, Portuguese (Brazil only), Hebrew. Uno e Sette One and Seven illustrated by Vittoria Facchini, 32 pages, age 5+ This is the story of a child who really is 7 children.<br><br> Each child lives in a different part of the world with different fathers... Gianni Rodari was the first writer to tell children about such an impor- tant issue as peace. His message is as crisp and modern as ever and the bright illustrations by Vittoria Facchini help making it even livelier.<br><br> Rights sold : Castilian, French, Chinese complex, Greek, Portuguese (Brazil only). La guerra delle campane - The War of the Bells illustrated by Pef, 32 pages, age 5+ Two countries are fighting a long lasting war. It 9s us against them.<br><br> Our General plans to build the ultimate gun with the bells taken from the church- es. The enemy 9s General has the same idea. Both Generals think their weapons shall bring war to an end, but how can churches 9 bells put an end to war?<br><br> Il re Mida - King Midas illustrated by Francesco Altan, 32 pages, age 6+ One of the most famous cTales on the Phone d is the one about the most famous King in Greek Mythology, who was doomed by a spell to turn every- thing he touched into gold. But Gianni Rodari 9s creativity enhances the clas- sical ending with an irreverent surprise&. New Edition New Edition New Titles pieghevole FK 09 RODARI 23-07-2009 9:11 Pagina 1 Altre storie Other Stories 96 pages, age 7+ A Fairy on a sightseeing tour, the Martian point of view seeing the human being for the first time...<br><br> Again dozens of eclectic charac- ters come out from Rodari 9s magic top hat. Zoo di storie e versi A Zoo of Stories and Verses 104 pages, age 8+ Many of the stories written by Gianni Rodari talk about ani- mals. This is an ideal zoo which is not a prison, but a place of happiness, where the reader can find the pleasure of the tale and the freedom of fantasy.<br><br> Rights sold : Castilian. Rights sold : Albanian, Chinese Simple. F i c t i o n e s s a y f i c t i o n / a n t h o l o g y Novelle fatte a macchina Typewritten Stories 208 pages, age 11+ A masterpiece by the great Gianni Rodari, who winds his way through the vices and virtues of our current way of liv- ing.<br><br> Weird characters and funny unexpected situations. Gli affari del signor Gatto Mr Cat 9s Business 72 pages, age 8+ A collection of stories and rhymes about cats. The main story is about Mr.<br><br> Cat who wants to become rich. After many ideas he decides to set up in business with the tin 9s mouse beef production. No easy job to convince mice to go into busi- ness with the cat!<br><br> La favolette di Alice Alice 9s Little Stories 64 pages, age 7+ Thanks to her very small size, Alice can explore things and hidden places. Everyone in her family knows how fond she is of adventures and is not surprised at her sudden disappearances and prodigious reappearances. La gondola fantasma The Ghost Gondola 112 pages, age 9+ Set in Venice, this amusing story is based on the magic of Italian carnival masks.<br><br> There is the son of a caliph who is kidnapped, many famous masks like Pulcinella and Arlecchino and a mysterious 8gon- dola 9 (the typical Venetian boat). Misunderstandings, people mis- taken for other people, and a lot more make this book irresistibly funny. Storie di Marco e Mirko Marco and Mirko Stories 112 pages, age 9+ Stories about the twins Marco e Mirko who help adults solve mysteries thanks to their spirit of enterprise and love for adven- ture.<br><br> Everything, of course, is surrounded by the fantastic world that only Rodari is able to conjure up. Rights sold : Castilian, Catalan, French, Greek, Japanese, Albanian, Bulgarian, Chinese Simple, German. Rights sold : Castilian, Basque, Galician, Valencian, French, Albanian, Chinese Simple.<br><br> Rights sold : Castilian, Catalan, Polish, Greek, German, Russian, Ukrainian, Chinese Simple. Rights sold : Castilian, Galician, Greek, Chinese Simple. Rights sold : Castilian, Catalan, Korean, Polish, Albanian, Turkish, Japanese, Chinese Simple.<br><br> Prime fiabe e filastrocche First Tales and Nonsense Rhymes 88 pages, age 7+ From a dull and colourless reali- ty, Rodari moves into a world of fireworks and surprises. We 9ll meet miracle plants, extraordi- nary characters and strange places. A real fantasy master- piece.<br><br> I viaggi di Giovannino Perdigiorno Giovannino Perdigiorno 9s Travels 96 pages, age 6+ Giovannino is a great explorer, he is curious and loves great adventures. The worlds he sees however don 9t satisfy him entire- ly, so he leaves, dreaming of a land where everything is perfect, beautiful and flawless. Marionette in libertà Freewheeling Puppets 128 pages, age 9+ A collection of three stories where three puppets, tired of hanging from a thread, decide to leave the theater for freedom.<br><br> They will of course meet hordes of strange people and end up in funny situations, as always in the fantastic world of Gianni Rodari. Fiabe e Fantafiabe Tales and Fantatales 128 pages, age 9+ Extraordinary words, smart and clumsy thieves, an unexpected journey into the future on a colour- ful merry-go-round, fantasy mixed with reality, magic solutions and common sense. These amusing and humorous stories underline the importance of solidarity and the need for a critical reflection on the world we live in.<br><br> A message of cheerfulness and hope. Rights sold : German, Castilian, Catalan, Basque, Galician, Valencian, Chinese Simple. Rights sold : French, Greek, Korean, Castilian, Catalan, Albanian, Lithuanian, Turkish, Chinese Simple, Chinese Complex, Russian.<br><br> Rights sold : Castilian, Catalan, Chinese Simple. Rights sold : Castilian, Greek, Albanian, Turkish, Chinese Simple, German. Filastrocche per tutto l 9anno Nursery Rhymes for a whole Year Just less than one hundred nurs- ery rhymes on different topics make this book one of the best and most precious anthologies of Rodari 9s world.<br><br> From school to big cities, from camping grounds to grandfather 9s pearls of wisdom, from the cats of Rome to the trades of today and yesterday, this writer so dear to children ranges their world with his customary irony and wisdom. Rights sold : Castilian, Catalan, Chinese Simple. Rights sold : Greek, Russian, Ukrainian, Castilian, Chinese Simple.<br><br> Rights sold : Castilian, French, Chinese Simple, Greek, Portuguese (Brazil only), Russian. Rights sold : Castilian, Catalan, Chinese Simple. Fiabe lunghe un sorriso Fables long as a Smile More than fifty fables, some short, some a bit longer, all marked by the imagination and creative talent that have made Rodari one of children 9s favourite authors.<br><br> Piccoli vagabondi Young Tramps This is the story of three children who, immediately after the War, were forced to abandon their vil- lage and undertake a long journey through Italy. From Roma to the Adriatic coast, from Ferrara to Milano, they involve the reader in a profound human and social experi- ence. Adventures with which Rodari once again shows his extraordinary attention for the feel- ings of ordinary people, their suf- ferings and their hopes.<br><br> Showing us yesterday 9s Italy, Rodari helps us to better understand the coun- try we live in today. Rights sold : Castilian, Catalan, Greek, Russian, Ukrainian, Chinese Simple. Rights sold : Castilian, Catalan, Chinese Simple.<br><br> Rights sold : Chinese Simple. Rights sold : Chinese Simple. Rights sold : Chinese Simple.<br><br> Rights sold : Chinese Simple. F i c t i o n t h e a t r e p l a y s F i c t i o n F i c t i o n F i c t i o n GianniRodari is one of the twentieth century 9s greatest authors for children. Influenced by French surrealism and linguistics, Rodari stressed the importance of con- ceiving poetry as a playful activity and a means to recover the rhythm and sound of the oral tradition of nursery rhymes, explore the potential of the language and exploit the com- binatory and releasing power of words.<br><br> This is what children 9s poetry is today, and today at school children play at 8making poetry 9. At a time when schooling was all about factual knowledge, Rodari wrote La grammatica della fantasia (The Grammar of Imagination), a book on the art of making up and writing stories. Rodari was a forerunner of writing techniques such as that of the 8fantastic bino- mial 9, of the 8what happened after 9 and the 8what happened if... 9, which now play a key role in creative writing and are still employed by teachers and authors of children 9s books.<br><br> The relevance of Rodari 9s works today lies in his poetics of imagination, in his ironic approach to reality and to social and civic issues such as war and peace, emigration, injustice, inequality and liberty. Almost thirty years since his death, Rodari 9s writing appears to be as powerful and inno- vative as ever. For his works and translations (over 50 languages) he received many awards and honours, included the Andersen Prize in 1970, one of the world 9s most prestigious prizes for chil- dren 9s literature.<br><br> He died in Rome in 1980. Il gioco dei quattro cantoni Puss-in-the-Corner 200 pages, age 9+ A collection of amusing short stories where a cow eats the rainbow, there are flying carpets, a mermaid in love with humans& Thanks to a skillful and simple style, children can approach surrealistic fiction and learn to play with words. Gip nel televisore Gip in the TV and other stories in orbit 128 pages, age 8+ Although he has a great passion for television, Gip never would have thought that he could fly over the room and fall right into the magical machine, creating all kinds of problems in the net...but this is what happens in a quiet apartment in Milan.<br><br> And that 9s not all! The story has a funny conclu- sion that will make us want to read all the other cstories in orbit d! Versi e storie di parole Word Stories and Rhymes 72 pages, age 7+ Rodari is fascinated by language tricks, grammar rules and writ- ing mistakes.<br><br> This book is a sort of amusing grammar, where ironic stories tell us the origin of some words and how they changed through history to come to the present meaning. Storie di re Mida King Mida 9s Stories 80 pages, age 7+ Gli esami di Arlecchino Harlequin 9s Exams 186 pages, age 7+ age 7+ age 8+ age 5+ age 7+ age 6+ age 8+ age 5+ age 5+ age 9+ Atalanta - Atalanta illustrated by Emanuele Luzzati, 152 pages Atalanta is present in the myths best known and loved by the young. She follows the ship of the Argonauts and Jason when they win the Golden Fleece, she over- sees Hercules in his labours, Theseus 9 battle with the Minotaur and many other adventures.<br><br> Atalanta shows us a 8different 9 Rodari, as he deals with stories taken from classic mythology, to which he brings his humour. Tante storie per giocare Lots of Stories to Play Around With This is the best-known of Gianni Rodari 9s 8flights of imagination 9 for his young public: twenty stories each with three different endings with an explicit invitation to use your imagination to invent others. At the end of the book the author himself comments on the various endings, introducing his readers to the workshop of a storyteller.<br><br> Le avventure di Tonino l 9invisibile The Adventures of Tonino the Invisible Three stories dedicated to the unknown continent of childhood, to its electrifying adventures, melan- choly, secrets. The young protago- nists, where everyday life mingles with incredible invention, are children from the past, but like all children they live in a parallel world inaccessi- ble to adults, unless they have the tal- ent and imagination of Gianni Rodari. Il libro dei perché The Book of Why 9s Why don 9t fish drown?<br><br> Why are grown-ups always right? Why does- n 9t my dad ever win the football pools? cThe game of why is the oldest in the world d warns Rodari, cChildren shoot theirs like a machine gun. d The writer dedicat- ed to the questions children sent in a successful weekly column in which each 8why 9, rather than being liquidated by sensible, adult answers, became a pretext for nursery rhymes, stories and fantas- tic inventions.<br><br> Filastrocche lunghe e corte Long and Short Nursery Rhymes This anthology contains some of the best nursery rhymes by Gianni Rodari, great educator with endless imagination, who spoke to the world of childhood like a child, understanding and stimulating the public he loved best: children. His flights of fan- tasy are still amusing and fasci- nating. In the late 870 Rodari has been involved in a passionate project on theatre for children, in which he exper- imented new techniques, starting from children 9 experiences, inventions and words, but involving also teachers, parents and real actors.<br><br> From this experience he collected many texts, which are made not only with words, and which celebrate a real theatre made not just for children but above all by them. Rights sold : Bosnian (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Croatian, Russian, Vietnamese, Lithuanian, Ukrainian, Chinese Complex, Chinese Simple, Japanese. age 7+ La freccia azzurra The Blue Arrow The blue arrow is an electric train, the finest toy in the toy shop.<br><br> Francesco, who sells sweets in the local cinema, will never have enough money to buy it. But a toy dog and a wise Indian Chief have read his thoughts. One night the toys escape from the shop.<br><br> A crowd of toy char- acters throngs the splendid carriages of the Blue Arrow and its journey is protected by cowboys and Indians. The adventures of Francesco and the army of toys will only come to a sur- prising end at dawn. PUBLICATION PLANNEDFOR N OVEMBER 2009 ILLUSTRATEDBY N ICOLETTA C OSTA PUBLICATION PLANNEDFOR J ANUARY 2010 ILLUSTRATEDBY S TEFANO T URCONI Grammatica della fantasia The Grammar of Imagination 208 pages This famous book by one of the most celebrated Italian writers of children 9s literature focuses on how our imagination works in order to take us beyond the wall of a dull scholastic routine and into the fascinating world of creativity.<br><br> According to Rodari, a word is similar to a stone thrown into a pond: while the latter produces a series of rapidly changing concentric ripples which gently stir the water-lilies as well as a child 9s paper-boat, the former triggers incredibly intricate chain-reactions involving sounds and images, dreams, memories and - endlessly - other words and analogies& I libri della fantasia The Books of Fantasy illustrated by Bruno Munari, 288 pages Gianni Rodari 9s major successes illustrated by Bruno Munari are presented in a new collection: an important number of pages in a comfortable pocketbook size. Thanks to their diversity, the 6 titles contained in the volume allow the reader to view and appreciate the creative richness and the stylistic ability of the author, revealed in the nonsense rhymes, the short stories and the longer novels. A book to keep close at hand and dip into every now and then, to rediscover the pleasurable surprise that comes from reading an author with such a talent for narrative, who used writing in a transgressive way, playing with words and sounds and entic- ing the reader with ever-new surprising inventions.<br><br> The book contains: Nursery Rhymes in the Sky and on Earth Tales on the Phone The Christmas Tree Planet The Book of Errors Twice upon a time there was Baron Lamberto Puss-in-the-Corner Rights sold : English (US), French, German, Japanese, Chinese Simple, Chinese Complex, Castilian (Spain, Mexico, Colombia and Latin America), Catalan, Galician, Greek, Portuguese (Portugal and Brazil), Latvian, Turkish, Rumanian, Russian. B I O / c o n t a c t s foreign rights : Gaia Stock Edizioni EL - Einaudi Ragazzi - Emme Edizioni Via J. Ressel 5, 34018 San Dorligo della Valle (Trieste) Italy tel: +39 040 3880313, fax: +39 040 3880330 e-mail: email@example.com - www.edizioniel.com S PANISHAND P ORTUGUESE SPEAKINGCOUNTRIES Sandra Rodericks Ute Körner Literary Agent C/Aragó, 224-pral-2 ES-08011 Barcelona, Spain tel: +34 93 3238970 fax: +34 93 4514869 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.uklitag.com G ERMANY Cristina Bernardi Michael Meller Literary Agency Sandstrasse 33 80335 München, Germany tel: +49 89 366371 fax: +49 89 366372 e-mail: email@example.com www.melleragency.com Venti storie più una Twenty Stories plus one illustrated by Giulia Orecchia, 288 pages The numerous protagonists of this collection of stories live in a world that swings between fables and reality, between adventure and daily life.<br><br> The stories are told by Rodari at his best, inventive and humourous. Agente X.99: storie e versi dallo spazio Agent X.99: Stories from Outer Space 88 pages, age 9+ Agent x.99 is just looking for friends, which is why he sets out on a space journey. The planets he visits and the different peo- ple he meets are described with humour and wit.<br><br> Rights sold : Castilian, Portuguese (Brazil only), Chinese Simple. Rights sold : Chinese Simple. Il secondo libro delle filastrocche The Second Book of Nonsense Rhymes 128 pages, age 7+ These rhymes express children 9s freedom and smile at grammar mistakes.<br><br> They are rhymes that make us fly with fantasy in won- derful worlds. They are divided in four groups of rhymes: from tongue twisters to rhymes cen- tered on the unexpected vitality of everyday things. Fra i banchi In among the Desks 208 pages, age 7+ For Gianni Rodari the school is a place where learning and amusement should coexist in harmony.<br><br> This is the ideal anthology of short stories he would have been happy to sug- gest as school readings. All of them are simple, amusing and capable to make children think through a smile. This is the real cleverness of all Rodari 9s writ- ings.<br><br> Rights sold : Chinese Simple. New Title New EditionNew Edition pieghevole FK 09 RODARI 23-07-2009 9:11 Pagina 2