A whirlwind of paradoxical situations, twists and hilarious characters for the novel that resumes and plays with the topic of eternal youth.
In the middle of the mountains there is Lake Orta. In the middle of the lake is the island of San Giulio. On the island there is the villa of Baron Lamberto, a very old man, very rich, always sick. His illnesses are twenty-four, and only the faithful butler Anselmo is able to remember them all … But in the meantime, the perfidious nephew Ottavio, who aims to seize the inheritance, and a gang of bandits determined to kidnap the baron and to ask for a huge ransom arives to the island. Rodari’s stories offer fun and a whirlwind of hilarious situations and characters: a way of understanding our world.
Year of publication: 1992 Edizioni EL (1° pubblicazione 1978)
Published in: San Dorligo della Valle (Trieste)
Number of pages: 128
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Gianni Rodari was a teacher a journalist. Starting in the 1950s, he began to publish his works for children, which immediately achieved enormous success, countless translations and deserved various awards, including, in 1970, the prestigious «Hans Christian Andersen» award
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