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Contro Corrente
Marco Innocenti, Roberta Rindone
Contro Corrente

Luisa and a gold fish, what do they have in common? Is Mitch’s friendships with Brando really strong?
Should Giacomo stop daydreaming? Never expected, often surprising and “upstream” the stories in Against the tide are smart and poetic.

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La bella nel bosco addormentato
Sonia Maria Luce Possentini
La bella nel bosco addormentato

In the rewriting of this fairy tale of European tradition, the strong colours of the Baroque version of Cunto de li cunti by Basile, the romantic elements of the Grimm brothers, the Anglo-Saxon elegance of the Pre-Raphaelites and certain Gothic suggestions at Tim Burton are mixed.

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Cuando Florecio la Risa
Gioconda Belli, Alicia Baladan
Cuando Florecio la Risa

In this story, Belli shares a legend about the birth of laugh, which background is the tropical jungle and its remote secrets.

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The Penguin Without a Tux
Silvio D Arzo
The Penguin Without a Tux

What follows, boys and girls, is the story of poor Limpo and how, one fine day, even he managed to have his tux. And if your teacher by chance might say that this story is a bit strange and that these things never happen, well: too bad for him, I am sorry.

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Martino ha le ruote
Annalisa Rabitti, Sonia Maria Luce Possentini
Martino ha le ruote

Children fascinate us, because they are like thoughts, clear, confused, light, deep, true. Children force us to think to be able to understand them. These are the most beautiful thoughts we can have: the most human, because they represent the emotional experience on which life is founded, being in the world and part of the world.

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Irma Sirena
Gabriella Giandelli, Antonio Tabucchi
Irma Sirena

Irma Sirena was the first short story to be published by Antonio Tabucchi. The story is about the friendship between two boys and a mermaid girl, on display as an attraction at a fairground.

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