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Gianni Rodari

Widely considered the father of modern Italian children's literature, Gianni Rodari (1920-1980) grew up in Northern Italy and wrote hundreds of stories, poems, and songs for children. In 1960, he collaborated with the Education Cooperation Movement to develop exercises to encourage children's creative and critical thinking abilities. The recipient of the prestigious Andersen Prize in recognition of his contribution to children's literature, he was also an educator of paramount importance in...See more