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L’ultimo elefante

L’ultimo elefante

What would it have been like to be in Hannibal’s campaign against the Romans? In the pages of this novel, a child who lived at that time and was taken prisoner recounts his experiences. My name is Mesilea, but you can call me Mes. In my village not many people call me Mes, and nobody calls me Mesilea, except for Sylia, my mother. Some people call me Rabbit because I’m a fast runner. But I prefer Mes because it’s nice and short, and things that are long resemble the Snake, and the Snake is disgusting. I don’t like the Rabbit much either, except when it’s roasted, because the Rabbit is a coward and I’m not. I’m 12 or maybe 13 winters old, my mom doesn’t remember, and I look after the sheep.

Genre: Teenagers

Publishing house:

Giunti Editore

Year of publication: 2016

Published in: Italia

Number of pages: 160

Price: 8,90

ISBN: 9788809828131

Foreign rights manager: l.bortolussi@giunti.it


L’ultimo elefante

Pino Pace

Pino Pace graduated in Entertainment Disciplines (DAMS) at the Faculty of Literature and Philosophy of the University of Bologna, with a thesis on the relationship between radio and cinema. He is the author of audiodocumentaries for radio and documentaries for cinema and television. He has collaborated with various animation, children’s fiction and mountain magazines.

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