Gianni Rodari , Google Doodle 100 лет со дня рождения Джанни Родари
Today the search engine Google has shared an interactive Google doodle celebrating Gianni Rodari’s 100th Birthday, the most influential Italian children’s authors of the 20th century, Italian writer and journalist, most well-known for his works of children’s literature, notably Il romanzo di Cipollino.
For his lifelong contribution as a children’s author he got the biennial Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 1970. He is considered as Italy’s most important 20th-century children’s author and his books have been interpreted into many languages, though few have been published in English.
Born Giovanni Rodari
23 October 1920
Omegna, Kingdom of Italy
Died 14 April 1980 (aged 59)
Occupation Writer, journalist
Years active 1946–1980
Known for his children’s books
Political party Italian Communist Party
Awards Hans Christian Andersen Medal (1970)
Gianni Rodari was born on this day in 1920 in the northern Italian town of Omegna, a small town on Lake Orta in the province of Novara in northern Italy. His father, a baker, died when Rodari was only eight. Rodari and his two brothers, Cesare and Mario, were elevated by his mother in her native village, in the province of Varese.
Il libro delle filastrocche (“The Book of Children’s Poems”, 1950)
Il romanzo di Cipollino (“The Adventures of the Little Onion”, 1951)
Gelsomino nel paese dei bugiardi (“Gelsomino in the Country of Liars”, 1958)
Filastrocche in cielo e in terra (“Nursery Rhymes in the Sky and on Earth”, 1960)
Favole al telefono (“Fairy Tales Over the Phone”, 1962)
Gip nel televisore (“Gip in the Television”, 1962)
La freccia azzurra (“The Blue Arrow”, 1964)
La torta in cielo (“The Cake in the Sky”, 1966)
La grammatica della fantasia (“The Grammar of Fantasy”, 1974)
C’era due volte il barone Lamberto ovvero I misteri dell’isola di San Giulio (Twice Upon a Time there was a Baron called Lamberto or The Mysteries of the Isle of San Giulio, 1978, ISBN 88-06-01578-8)
Novelle fatte a macchina (“Stories written on a typewriter”)