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The Resource The children's train, Viola Ardone ; translated from the Italian by Clarissa Botsford

The children's train, Viola Ardone ; translated from the Italian by Clarissa Botsford

Label
The children's train
Title
The children's train
Statement of responsibility
Viola Ardone ; translated from the Italian by Clarissa Botsford
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Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
Based on true events, a heartbreaking story of love, family, hope, and survival set in post-Second World War Italy about poor children from the south sent to live with families in the north to survive deprivation and the harsh winters. Though Mussolini and the fascists have been defeated, the war has devastated Italy, especially the south. Seven-year-old Amerigo lives with his mother Antonietta in Naples, surviving on odd jobs and his wits like the rest of the poor in his neighbourhood. But one day, Amerigo learns that a train will take him away from the rubble-strewn streets of the city to spend the winter with a family in the north, where he will be safe and have warm clothes and food to eat. Together with thousands of other southern children, Amerigo will cross the entire peninsula to a new life. Through his curious, innocent eyes, we see a nation rising from the ashes of war, reborn. As he comes to enjoy his new surroundings and the possibilities for a better future, Amerigo will make the heartbreaking choice to leave his mother and become a member of his adoptive family. Amerigo's journey is a moving story of memory, indelible bonds, artistry, and self-exploration, and a soaring examination of what family can truly mean. Ultimately Amerigo comes to understand that sometimes we must give up everything, even a mother's love, to find our destiny
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DLC
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1974-
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Ardone, Viola
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Italian
Literary form
novels
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Botsford, Clarissa
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  • Children
  • Families
  • Italy
Target audience
adult
Label
The children's train, Viola Ardone ; translated from the Italian by Clarissa Botsford
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published as Il treno dei bambini in Italy in 2019 by Einaudi
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000068586651
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
295 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780063078246
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1226183547
Label
The children's train, Viola Ardone ; translated from the Italian by Clarissa Botsford
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published as Il treno dei bambini in Italy in 2019 by Einaudi
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000068586651
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
295 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780063078246
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1226183547

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