Lafcadio

Lafcadio

IL LEONE CHE MIRAVA IN ALTO

author Shel Silverstein 

 

translation of Elena Fantasia 

 

  

collection: stories and novels
 

 

 

April 2009 

for children 8 years, pages 112, cm. 17 x 22.5 

isbn 978-88-89025-76-5,  

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Learning to shoot is easy. What’s difficult is working out who the enemy is… “Once upon a time there was a young lion called…actually, I don’t know what his name was, because he lived in the jungle with lots of other lions, and if he had a name it certainly wasn’t Joe, Ernie or anything like that. No, it was more of a lion’s name like…um…maybe Grograf, Ruggrrg, Grmmff or Grrrrr.” Cheerful and sociable, he wanted to make friends with everyone. Even with the hunter. But it was no good. That man was set on shooting him. So all that was left for him to do was gobble up the hunter in one big mouthful. All of him, including his cap and shoes. But not the gun. He started practising how to use it, and became infallible. He became Lafcadio, the most famous circus gunslinger since Buffalo Bill’s day. A book that’s adventurous, funny and moving. From the great Shel Silverstein, a children’s classic that will endure throughout the ages.