Il narratore

Il narratore

author Saki 

illustrations of Michele Ferri 

translation of Angela Ragusa 

 

  

collection: lampi
 

theme: another point of view 

 

April 2007 

for children 8 years, pages 32, cm. 24x32 

isbn 978-88-89025-46-8,  

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A train compartment. Three restless children ask a million questions of an aunt who is unable to give them answers and who resorts to a fairy tale about a good little girl who always does what she’s told… A disaster! A fellow traveller offers to tell them a story. Interrupted continually by the children’s whys -whys that fall on deaf ears- he tells the story of a good girl, a very good girl, horribly good, so good that she is swallowed whole by a wolf precisely because of her goodness. Success! A story about the art of telling stories to children, about the uselessness of commonplaces and convention. An apologue about the art of making others listen, which begins with listening to others.