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La torta in cielo

La torta in cielo

Foreign rights sold:
Russian, Ukranian, Simple Chinese, Castiglian, Greek, Vietnamese, Turkish

A flying disk appears in the sky of Rome…

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.

Publishing house:

Edizioni EL

Year of publication: 1993 Edizioni EL (1° pubblicazione 1966)

Published in: San Dorligo della Valle (Trieste)

Number of pages: 112

Price: 11,00€

ISBN: 9788866565154

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La torta in cielo

Gianni Rodari 

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


Other translations:
Le avventure di Cipollino, Fiabe lunghe un sorriso, Gelsomino nel paese dei bugiardi, Grammatica della fantasia, Favole al telefono, La freccia azzurra, Il libro degli errori, Tante storie per giocare, Il libro dei perché, FIlastrocche in cielo e in terra, C’era due volte il barone Lamberto, I viaggi di Giovannino Perdigiorno,..