Lamberto, Lamberto, Lamberto

One of Europe’s most celebrated writers of fiction for young readers, Gianni Rodari (1920-1980) presents a fable for all ages about privilege, terror, magic, and mortality. In the quest for eternal life, billionaire Baron Lamberto hires servants to chant his name day and night. But when criminals lay seige to his island villa, hilarity ensues in a story that retains the wonder and delight of Norton Juster's The Phantom Tollbooth or Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's The Little Prince.

April 23: " 'A job,' the woman repeated again, smiling, as if I hadn't heard her. 'Would you like one?' "

Kenneth Calhoun (Black Moon) and Lysely Tenorio (Monstress) of the Discover Great New Writers program on B-movies, heritage, and finales.