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Telephone tales / Gianni Rodari ; illustrated by Valerio Vidali ; translated from Italian by Antony Shugaar.

Rodari, Gianni, (author.). Vidali, Valerio, 1983- (illustrator.). Shugaar, Antony, (translator.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Upper Skagit Library.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781592702848
  • ISBN: 1592702848
  • Physical Description: 198 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Enchanted Lion Books, [2019]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally published in Italian: Turin, Italy : Einaudi, 1962 under the title, Favole al telefono.
Formatted Contents Note:
The unlucky hunter -- The ice cream palace -- A distractible child goes for a walk -- A building for breaking -- The little old lady who counted sneezes -- The country without sharp edges -- The country with an un in front -- The butter man -- Alice Tumbledown -- The road of chocolate -- Inventing numbers -- Brif, Braf, Bruf -- Buying the city of Stockholm -- Touching the king's nose -- The famous rainstorm of Pionmbino -- The merry-go-round of Cesenatico -- On the beach at Ostia -- The comic strip mouse -- History of the kingdom of Pieholia -- Alice falls into the sea -- The war of the Bells -- The young crayfish -- The giant's hair -- The nose that ran away -- The road to nowhere -- The scarecrow -- Playing with a cane -- Old proverbs -- Apollonia the jam maker -- Old Aunt Ada -- The sun and cloud -- The kind who was going to die -- The comet sorcerer -- The fisherman of Cefal©£ -- King Midas -- The blue spotlight -- Bring down the nine -- Tonino the invisible boy -- So many questions -- Gilberto the good boy -- The words 'to cry' -- Gobbledy fever -- Sunday morning -- Sleeping, waking up -- Giacomo of crystal -- Monkeys on holiday -- Signor Fallaninna -- One and seven -- The man who stole the Collosseum -- Elevator to the stars -- Bus number 75 -- Dog town -- Pulcinella's escape -- The bricklayer from Valtellina -- The soldier's blanket -- The well at Cascina Piana -- Houses and apartment buildings -- Maestro Garrone -- The planet of truth --
-- The conveyor sidewalk -- Space cooking -- Educational candy -- The cosmic chick -- Telling stories wrong -- Upgraded plus two -- The nothing man -- Universal history.
Summary, etc.:
A collection of nearly seventy short and surreal stories told by Signor Bianchi, a traveling salesman, to his daughter over the telephone nightly.
Awards Note:
Hans Christian Anderson Award, 1970.
Subject: Humorous stories.
Short stories.
Storytelling > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Short stories.

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