> The Things You Can Read: The Distance of the Moon By Italo Calvino

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Sunday, October 21, 2012

The Distance of the Moon By Italo Calvino

The Distance of the Moon By Italo Calvino 

“Ahh… we went to collect the Moon milk.”
The Distance of the Moon by Italo Calvino
One of the many books we are currently reading is Why Read the Classics? by the Italian writer Italo Calvino (1923-1985), who is famous for his classic essay that addresses the fourteen criteria which answer the question: What Makes a Classic?.  Take a peek at the animated short film by Israeli children’s book authorand illustrator Shulamit Serafy, based on Calvino’s short story The Distance of the Moon.  Calvino's original short story is rich with spectacular language, playful expressions, and capricious fancy.  

What do you think?  Let us know your thoughts on this eye-popping visual representation, here at The Things You Can Read.  Does the video make you want to read the book?  We hope so!

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