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The author of the book: Valenti Angelo
Edition: Viking Children's Books
Date of issue: October 3rd 1938
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 566 KB
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ISBN: 0670513970
ISBN 13: 9780670513970
Language: English
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Reader ratings: 5.1

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What a sweetly poetic story! Informative, gentle, and Nino's artistic visual nature is certainly and glowingly presented, often in direct contrast to the more mundane (but equally endearing) nature of his best friend Julio, who seems to always be hungry, is more mischievous than Nino, but is also very musical. I love the gentle and supportive family and neighbourhood atmosphere, and that early 20th century rural Italian life is so lovingly and descriptively depicted, albeit perhaps somewhat nostalgically and overly positively.

Right at the end of the novel, a letter comes from the father (who does not appear as a character in the novel, as he had immigrated to the United States a few years previously), and it looks like the mother, Nino and the grandfather will now be joining him in the USA. But really, no reason has ever truly been given (within the scope of the narrative) as to why the father ended up immigrating to the States, and I continue to be left with a feeling that Nino, his mother and grandfather are giving up a type of rural paradise (and one where even art and famous artists, where culture and cultural achievements are honoured and feted) for a rather uncertain future in America.

As much as I have enjoyed this novel (and I think I would have enjoyed it even as a child), I do wonder a bit whether modern children (who seem to have been raised on novels with much more excitement, adventure and "issue based" themes) would appreciate and be able to savour the descriptive and at times slow cadences of Nino. And yes, I do wish that the author had provided a map of the region, especially since the area, the villages etc. really do exist (I did some research on Wikipedia, but it would have been easier, had the book contained even a rudimentary map).

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