Canituccia

Canituccia

author Matilde Serao 

illustrations of Fabian Negrin 

 

series: pulci nell'orecchio 

  

 

 

 

March 2017 

8 years and older, pages 40, cm. 11 x 18 

isbn 97888899064549, € 8,50 

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A little girl, Canituccia, living in a farmstead in the country around Naples, has lost Ciccotto, the piglet of her mistress. All night long she tries to find it, barefoot in the chill terrain, driven by the screams of the angry woman. From the moment when she finally finds it, Ciccotto follows her, tied to a rope. And so their friendship strengthens, day after day, until the inevitable happens. The harsh realty reveals itself before the horrified eyes of Canituccia and in her ears ring the screams of the animal. The pig's fate is sealed: it will be killed and butchered. This is the law of the farm, the law of the adults.