Tonino The Invisible
Author: Gianni Rodari
One upon a time there was a little boy named Tonino who didn’t like going to school.
He wasn’t a bad kid, or a lazy kid, or a dumb kid. Anything but. It was just that Tonino had a wild imagination and he liked to stay up late reading.
Gianni Rodari was an Italian writer and journalist, most famous for his children’s books, notably Il romanzo di Cipollino. For his lasting contribution as a children’s writer he received the biennial Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 1970 and many consider him Italy’s most important twentieth-century children’s author. His books have been translated into many languages, though few have been published in English and Armenian.