La riparazione del nonno

La riparazione del nonno

author Stefano Benni 

illustrations of Spider 

 

 

  

collection: stories and novels
 

theme: Laughter and smiles 

 

November 2006 

for children 9 years, pages 60, cm. 19x21,5 

isbn 978-88-89025-40-6,  

Grandfather Telemaco 87, two thumbs only: the TV’s got nothing on him. Give him a bottle of Barolo, and The Capture of the Besotted Bull or The Construction of the Football Field become tales every bit as epic as the battle of Troy. Until that fateful night when he is struck by lightning and his narrative circuits go haywire. He stutters, gets his words and his sentences mixed up… It’s a real disaster. Ufizeina, an old grandfather repairman, has the trick: Grandfather Telemaco has to get himself struck by another lightning bolt. And so it was. Grandpa Telemaco was as good as new. With only one problem: no one was able to turn him off… Prize: 2007 Andersen Award Best Book of the Year and Special Jury's Prize, 2007 "Soligatto" Prize, 2006 Liber Award


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