author Giulio Levi 

illustrations of Luigi Raffaelli 



rights sold: Simplified Chinese language 

collection: album

theme: recounting the present, stories of the visionary and the absurd 


November 2004 

for children 6 years, pages 28, cm. 19x19 

isbn 978-88-89025-13-0,  

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“Time is money…” How often had he heard it said! Once, at the baker’s, he had asked: “How much candy can I buy with an hour?” But that fatty behind the counter just laughed at him. The idea struck him when he was in middle school: they sell everything, so why not time? It was an incredible success. Only one little, trifling inconvenience. All that success meant that he didn’t have any time left… An inventive and acute parable about the search for lost time. Prize: 2004 “Fiabe del Parco” Award, Best Illustrated Album