The story of Cipì, the curious and brave sparrow who discovers the world. Timeless classic of children's literature.
The real authors are the children: they are the ones who provoke, suggest, invent, tell their experience. Beyond the window of their classroom, the children of a small country school have discovered and annotated gradually, during the year, the life of sparrows on the roofs, in the courtyards, in the vegetable gardens. And so, the idea of writing their story together was born. The protagonists of the story are, with Cipì and his partner Passerì, a cat, a daisy-poet, many other sparrows and butterflies; and above all the sun, clouds, rain, all nature with the eternal cycle of seasons. The book narrates the discovery of the world with the dangers and obstacles that the protagonists face with the sole vital force of universal values: friendship, solidarity, freedom.
Year of publication: 1992 Edizioni EL (1° pubblicazione 1961)
Published in: San Dorligo della Valle (Trieste)
Number of pages: 152
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Mario Lodi was one of the most important authors of children’s literature. Since the beginning of his teaching career he has developed a profound pedagogical commitment for a new school, publishing many books, some of which have been made with his pupils. He has received numerous prizes and awards including the «Premio Internazionale Lego» in 1989 and «Premio Unicef – Dalla parte dei bambini» in 2006 for having dedicated his whole life to children’s rights.