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What happens if a great poet flips through a school book and opens it to the wind of invention, of dream, of joke? This is how Rime scolares was born, a courageous collection of verses to remix school and poetry. The children play with the tools of the house: a lid becomes a steering wheel, a saucer a flying saucer, a bowl a castle. These rhymes will also make them smile, transforming for a minute the study of verbs and nouns into something else, with the light, visionary and liberating touch of poetry.


Bruno Tognolini was born in Cagliari in 1951 and studied in Bologna. He has written poetry, novels and short stories (sixty titles with major national publishers), television programmes, theatre texts, essays, video games, songs and other narratives. He won the Andersen Prize in 2007 and 2011, the Elsa Morante Giovani Prize in 2008, and the Pierluigi Cappello Prize in 2022.

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