The Bears' Famous Invasion of Sicily

The Bears' Famous Invasion of Sicily

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Starving after a harsh winter, the bears descend from the mountains in search of food and invade the valley below, where they face fierce opposition from the army of the Grand Duke of Sicily. After many battles, scrapes and dangers, the bears' reign is established over the land, but their victory comes at a price.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 160 x 220 x 12.7mm | 309g
  • Alma Classics
  • Richmond, United Kingdom
  • English
  • colour
  • 1847495729
  • 9781847495723
  • 440,095

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The Bears' Famous Invasion of Sicily is one of the noblest books I know. -- Lemony Snicket Out of Italy, which gave the world Pinocchio, has come a new and fine children's story, the kind that grown-ups borrow from kids * Time * A beautifully presented book adorned with superb illustrations. * Parents in Touch * This moving story... is one that children of nine-plus will remember enjoying long after they have finished reading. A bonus is a quirky readers' companion. * Newbury Weekly News * Dino Buzzati's illustrations delight in the absurdity of the scenes he writes. * TLS *
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About Dino Buzzati

The novelist, journalist and painter Dino Buzzati is one of the most important voices of twentieth-century Italian literature. He is best remembered today for his novel The Tartar Steppe and the story The Bears' Famous Invasion of Sicily, which he illustrated himself and has become a classic of Italian children's literature.
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1,282 ratings
3.97 out of 5 stars
5 32% (415)
4 39% (503)
3 24% (302)
2 4% (47)
1 1% (15)
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