Zisa waits for Grandmother's Sunday lunches with great excitement, first of all for the delicious “timballo di anelletti” and second because it's nice being all together. Then there’s Great-granny – her grandmother’s mother Giovannina – always smiling and saying witty things. Last Sunday, for instance, Zisa had interrupted the conversation to remind her Mom and… Continue reading Ruggero and the sicilian puppets theater
Ho vissuto la mia infanzia nei primi anni sessanta ed ero un'avida lettrice, ma quello che ricordo delle mie letture era la ricerca del colore. Il panorama letterario infantile che mi si presentava, prevalentemente autarchico, era poco illustrato o illustrato malissimo, perché oltre ad evitare il costo della stampa a colori (si illustrava in bianco… Continue reading Quando il mondo dell’infanzia era in bianco e nero
I pranzi della domenica dalla nonna sono attesi da Zisa con grande trepidazione, prima di tutto per il timballo di anelletti e poi perché è bello stare insieme, con la nonnina sempre sorridente che dice cose spiritose. Si tratta della bisnonna Giovannina, che è la mamma della nonna. L’altro giorno, per esempio, Zisa aveva interrotto… Continue reading Ruggero e l’opera dei pupi
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An illustrated memory of the Capo Zafferano Lighthouse in the days when it was inhabited by the guardians and their families.
Una memoria illustrata del Faro di Capo Zafferano ai tempi in cui era abitata dai guardiani e dalle loro famiglie.
Wanda spends the summer in her grandparents' country house. Here are stories of her rural life.
Sasha Dolls arrived in Italy in the eighties, only in Galt Toys chain shops. Then, I realized that they were dolls that I would have loved as a child. It was too late for me so I bought one of them for my youngest daughter, hoping in vain the Sasha's could become her favorite doll, but it… Continue reading Sasha dolls
The desire to create humanoids: replicants, avatars, dolls, puppets or robots, is as old as the history of civilizations. Moreover, the human body has been used as a geometric parameter, for artistic or architectural canons. Human beings cannot do without their appearance even when it comes to imagining monsters or aliens: eventually, they add a… Continue reading Looking for a girl who was eight in 1965
A day on the beach The school is over and finally we go to the beach! Zisa has all the necessary equipment in front of her: a beach bag, two swimsuits, a terry towel, a bucket, a scoop, a rake, sand molds, a sieve, clogs, a fishing net, a diving mask and a pair of… Continue reading A day on the beach