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La torta in cielo

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Sul cielo di una borgata romana, una mattina d'aprile appare un enorme oggetto circolare. I marziani! I marziani! gridano gli abitanti uscendo dalle case e dai negozi, e accalcandosi in piazza. Arrivano due professori, i vigili, la polizia, autoblinde e soldati. Ma sono due ragazzi, Paolo e Rita, a svelare il segreto del disco volante: che non è un vero disco volante, ma q ...more
Paperback, 109 pages
Published 1966 by Einaudi
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One of the most interesting books I've ever read! I was about 9 years old when I read it. It is an amazing story about simplicity of the children despite the complex way of thinking of their parents which sometimes makes them unable to see the truth. In a giant cake, a child sees a great opportunity to be happy, but an adult would think about the probable attack by the unknown. Sometimes it is good to remember that maybe the cake is just a cake.
What a crazy book! Meta-references to other fairy tales, weird lessons for children about not trusting authority, and some extreme discomfort about the fact that the cake magically appears as the result of a nuclear bomb. I wish there was an English translation; I'd love to give it to my brother and sisters.
I still can't believe we actually had to read this in Italian class, especially after a book on World War 2 in Italy. I couldn't have cared less for a giant flying cake when I was 18. Maybe if I read it again now, I'd see it for what it is, a children's book. But I probably won't read it again because my Italian is way too rusty.
I really liked Rodari's novels when I was a child (of course, I read them in Croatian). The pie in the sky was my favorite among his novels.
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Un livre de mon enfance que j'avais adore!
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Italian journalist and writer, particularly famous for his children books, which have been translated in many different languages but are not well known in the English speaking world. In 1970 he
was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for children's literature.
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