Happy birthday Gianni Rodari!
The present Doodle celebrates the centennial birthday of Italian writer and journalist Gianni Rodari, broadly acclaimed as one of the most compelling Italian kids’ writers of the twentieth century.
Rodari gained renown for accessible stories of fantasy that consolidated real-world social issues, including “Il romanzo di Cipollino” (“The Tale of The Little Onion,” 1951), which is spoken to in the present Doodle.
In 1970, he turned into the first–and to this date just Italian to win the Hans Christian Andersen Award for composing, one of the most noteworthy international honors in youngsters’ writing.
Gianni Rodari was born on this day in 1920 in the northern Italian town of Omegna. Interested early on in kids’ training, he first educated at a grade school before he changed to fill in as a journalist.
In view of his past experience, his editors approached him to compose for the paper’s kids’ segment, starting his notorious vocation in youngsters’ writing. By 1960 he had composed enough material to distribute his first book, “Nursery Rhymes in the Sky and on Earth.”
After two years he released his hit story collection “Telephone Tales,” considered by some to be his masterpiece.
Rodari proceeded to create an assortment of dearest writing over the next many years, winning his place as a commonly recognized name in Italy. He all the while contributed intensely to the nation’s educational reform development.
For his commitments to kids’ writing, Rodari won many significant honors for an incredible duration, and today his works have been converted into more than 20 languages.
Much Thank to you for bringing your creative mind for generations to enjoy.