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.

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