Gianni Rodari was born in Omegna in 1920. After achieving his teaching diploma, he worked as a teacher for a few years. At the end of the Second World War he began his career as a journalist, which led him to collaborate with numerous magazines, including “L’Unità”, “Pioniere”, “Paese Sera”. During the Fifties he began to publish his works for children, which immediately achieved a huge success among public and critics. His books were translated into several languages have earned many awards, including, in 1970, the prestigious “Hans Christian Andersen” award, considered the “Nobel Prize” of children’s literature. In the Sixties and Seventies he took part in conferences and meetings in schools with teachers, librarians, parents and students. The notes collected in a series of these meetings were collected in The Grammar of Phantasy (1973), which immediately became a reference point for people involved in reading education and children’s literature. Gianni Rodari died in Rome in 1980. Among his most significant works: Adventures of Cipollino, Jelsomino in the Land of Liars, Nursery Rhymes in Heaven and on Earth, Telephone Tales, The Book of Errors, Lamberto, Lamberto, Lamberto

Biografia Gianni Rodari