Telephone tales /

A collection of nearly seventy short and surreal stories told by Signor Bianchi, a traveling salesman, to his daughter over the telephone nightly.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Rodari, Gianni (Author)
Other Authors: Rodari, Gianni., Vidali, Valerio, 1983- (Illustrator), Shugaar, Antony (Translator)
Format: Book
Published: New York : Enchanted Lion Books, 2020.
Edition:First US edition.
Table of Contents:
  • The unlucky hunter
  • The ice cream palace
  • A distractible child goes for a walk
  • A building for breaking
  • The little old lady who counted sneezes
  • The country without sharp edges
  • The country with an un in front
  • The butter man
  • Alice Tumbledown
  • The road of chocolate
  • Inventing numbers
  • Brif, Braf, Bruf
  • Buying the city of Stockholm
  • Touching the king's nose
  • The famous rainstorm of Pionmbino
  • The merry-go-round of Cesenatico
  • On the beach at Ostia
  • The comic strip mouse
  • History of the kingdom of Pieholia
  • Alice falls into the sea
  • The war of the Bells
  • The young crayfish
  • The giant's hair
  • The nose that ran away
  • The road to nowhere
  • The scarecrow
  • Playing with a cane
  • Old proverbs
  • Apollonia the jam maker
  • Old Aunt Ada
  • The sun and cloud
  • The king who was going to die
  • The comet sorcerer
  • The fisherman of Cefalù
  • King Midas
  • The blue spotlight
  • Bring down the nine
  • Tonino the invisible boy
  • So many questions
  • Gilberto the good boy
  • The words 'to cry'
  • Gobbledy fever
  • Sunday morning
  • Sleeping, waking up
  • Giacomo of crystal
  • Monkeys on holiday
  • Signor Fallaninna
  • One and seven
  • The man who stole the Collosseum
  • Elevator to the stars
  • Bus number 75
  • Dog town
  • Pulcinella's escape
  • The bricklayer from Valtellina
  • The soldier's blanket
  • The well at Cascina Piana
  • Houses and apartment buildings
  • Maestro Garrone
  • The planet of truth
  • The conveyor sidewalk
  • Space cooking
  • Educational candy
  • The cosmic chick
  • Telling stories wrong
  • Upgraded plus two
  • The nothing man
  • Universal history.