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Have you seen my hand?

Tim Parks: Rodari’s Toys, 18 March 2021

Telephone Tales 
by Gianni Rodari, translated by Antony Shugaar.
Enchanted Lion, $27.95, September 2020, 978 1 59270 284 8
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... end well, but in the teeth of the evidence. Telephone Tales offers 68 of them ably translated by Antony Shugaar with illustrations by Valerio Vidali.Rodari’s childhood was not as carefree as Giovanni’s. By his own admission ‘small, scrawny and anaemic’, he was born in 1920 in the village of Omegna, five miles from Lake Maggiore. His father, the ...

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