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Elefanti in fuga


Zoological fantasy on “Il carnevale deli animali” by Camille Saint-Saëns.


Paola Mastrocola

Elefanti in fuga

Colour illustrations byAndrea Aste

Original music byCamille Saint-Saëns


pages 80

with CD

price 12,00 €

size 15,5×21 cm

i Narrolibri necklace

ISBN: 978 88 98538850



The skilful pen of the author has created a story on the theme of the migration of peoples that adds coherence and meaning to the fun musical joke of Camille Saint-Saëns.

Plot: it tells of a people on the run, helped in a sort of exodus, by the animal protagonists of the score of Saint-Saëns.

Help: in the attached CD, the voice of the actors blends, between humour and melancholy, to that of the instrumentalists.

Objectives : reflect on the importance of collaboration between different cultures; enhance diversity; teach to listen to music carefully and critically.

Reader profile

  • Children aged 6 to 11


Profile of the author and illustrator

Paola Mastrocolacarries out an intense activity as a writer, initially of children’s books, and above all of novels. With this text she returns to writing for children. She made herself known to the general public with her first novel, La gallina volante, thanks to which she won several literary awards. With her Palline di pane she was a finalist in the Strega Prize in 2001 and with her Una barca nel boscoshe was awarded with the Campiello Prize in 2004. In the same year the essay La scuola raccontata al mio canewas published. In 2010 she won the Camaiore prize for poetry with the book La felicità del galleggiante. A strand of her production is dedicated to young people: Cher animal sei? Storia di una pennuta (2005), E se covano i lupi (2008).

Andrea Asteis an artist (the philosopher artist, as he was nicknamed in the States) of Turin origins and now world famous. Moving to London for work, he only assigned his collaboration with Arturo Brachetti for the play Allegro un po’ troppo and the creation of the tables for this book. Busy between art exhibitions and interactive installations (his works have been seen in Europe, America and Australia), book illustration, animated cinema and the big screen. He is the creator of the multimedia project The Book of Shadowswith more than one hundred ink drawings.

Additional information

Weight 0.209 kg