EDMONDO DE AMICIS
When it was published in 1886, this book had a huge success and after a few months, about forty editions were printed. It became a classic in the Italian literature for children. The story represents values that are taught even today, such as solidarity, honesty, goodness etc. It also represents a fragmented Italy divided in social classes. In a general way, this is a funny book, full of adventures and surprises, with a few imaginary events.