Tales through the telephone - audio

Gianni Rodari

Interesting, funny, hilarious, crazy, made-up and making you to make things up fairy tales in a great interpretation by Richard Stanke, with Boris Lenko’s music.

Fairy tales about the fantastic, too big, magical, unfair and absurd world. Just like children would write it.

Tales through the telephone still affects an imagination of children and adults , even though forty years went by. Fairy tales do not need to be long and educative. These are really short. Surprising. Funny. Peculiar. Just like if they were moulded out of a child’s thoughts and according to children’s rules. The stories talk about smart children and ridiculous adults. They might exaggerate a little, but who knows – maybe there was an ice-cream palace somewhere in the world and maybe you can go to Venus by lift…

One of the most successful books by a master of storytelling Gianni Rodariho is being published in an original translation by Blahoslav Hečko. Vladimír Fuka’s illustrations are even more colourful and vivid than fifty years ago, when the book had been published in Czechoslovakia.

Gianni Rodari (1920 — 1980)

Italian writer and journalist, most famous for his children's books, notably Il romanzo di Cipollino. For his lasting contribution as a children's writer he received the biennial Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 1970. Rodari was born in Omegna, a small town on Lake Orta in the province of Novara in northern Italy. His father, a baker, died when Rodari was only eight. Rodari and his two brothers, Cesare and Mario, were raised by his mother in her native village, in ... More.

Blahoslav Hečko (1915 — 2002)

Significant translator from a Romance languages​​, literary scientist and theorist of literary translation. More.

Richard Stanke (1967)


Boris Lenko (1965)