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Listen to the tale: “The famous Piombino rain”

Hello dear friends from your Francesca Ruberto ♥

Today I read to you "The famous rain of Piombino" taken from the book "Fables on the telephone" by Gianni Rodari

Gianni Rodari

Giovanni Francesco Rodari, known as Gianni[1] (pronounced Rodàri, /roˈdari/; Omegna, 23 October 1920 – Rome, 14 April 1980), was an Italian writer, pedagogist, journalist and poet. He is the only Italian writer to have won the Hans Christian Andersen Prize (1970). (read again)

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Once in Piombino it rained confetti. 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 it, and found it tasted like mint. Another tasted a pink bean and it tasted like strawberry.
“They're sugared almonds! They're sugared almonds!".

And everyone goes out into the streets to fill their pockets. But they didn't have time to collect them, because they were coming down thick and thick.

The rain didn't last long but left the streets covered in a carpet of scented confetti that crunched underfoot.

The pupils, returning from school, found there were still more to fill their schoolbags. The old ladies had put together beautiful bundles of them with their headscarves.

It was a great day.

Even now many people wait for confetti to rain from the sky, but that cloud has never passed through Piombino or Turin again, and perhaps it will never pass through Cremona either.

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