A flying disk appears in the sky of Rome, above the popular district of the Trullo. There are those who do not believe it, those who joke about it, those who take a good scare. The firefighters, the police and finally the army intervene, which recommends everyone to remain closed at home or, better, in the cellars. Two brave children, however, ignore the warnings and reveal the secret of the flying disk. Gianni Rodari’s fantasy derails an ordinary science fiction story in a sarabanda of joyful inventions, in a world where everything is truly possible. Even atomic weapons turn into tasty chocolate cakes.
Year of publication: 1993 Edizioni EL (1° pubblicazione 1966)
Published in: San Dorligo della Valle (Trieste)
Number of pages: 112
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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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