Listen to the fable: "The famous rain of Piombino"
Hello friends and dear friends from your Francesca Ruberto ♥
Today I read to you "The famous rain of Piombino" from the book "Fairy tales on the phone" by Gianni Rodari
Giovanni Francesco Rodari, known as Gianni (pronounced /roˈdari/; Omegna, 23 October 1920 - Rome, 14 April 1980), was oneItalian writer, educator, journalist and poet, specialized inchildren's literature and translated into many languages. The only Italian writer to have won the prestigious
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Once in Piombino it rained sugared almonds. They came down as big as hailstones, but they were of all colors: green, pink, purple, blue.
A child put a green bean in his mouth, just to try, and found that it tasted like mint. Another tasted a pink bean and it tasted like strawberry.
“They're sugared almonds! They are confetti!”.
And all off to the streets to fill their pockets. But they didn't have time to collect them, because they came down thick and thin.
The rain didn't last long but left the streets covered with a carpet of scented sugared almonds that crunched underfoot.
The pupils, returning from school, found their satchels still to be filled. The old ladies had put together nice little bundles of them with their handkerchiefs.
It was a great day.
Even now, many people are waiting for sugared almonds to rain from the sky, but that cloud never passed through Piombino or Turin, and perhaps it will never pass through Cremona either.
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Good night and sweet dreams from Francesca Robert ♥