KAFKA FOR CHILDREN
Age > 5
Franz Kafka in Mauro De Leo's adaptation
Elisabetta Barbaglia, aka Strambetty, born 1983, graduated in Communication Design at the Milan Polytechnic. She works as a graphic and she has illustrated books for Giunti and Atmosphere Libri
The Bucket Rider: A man is looking for coal to fill his bucket. He is a poor man and hopes that the coal-dealer will be generous enough to lend him some coal. He pleads for the coal and claims that he will pay for it later, but it soon becomes apparent that the coal-dealer and his wife are oblivious to his needs. The woman in particular ignores him, telling her husband that there is no one, So the poor man leaves them in anger for the region of the ice mountains where he disappears forever. The Bridge: A bridge built over a ravine describes how it can connect both ends grasping onto each one. Helas, someone, or something, suddenly puts pressure on the structure and it collapses. The poor bridge’s last words are to say it is breaking apart, falling upon the jagged rocks below. Crossbreed: The story is about an animal that is half-kitten, half-lamb. The creature has characters of both animal breeds, yet also has distinctive attributes of its own as the peculiar eating habit of drinking milk while showing fangs. A Little Fable: "Alas", said the mouse, "the whole world is growing smaller every day. At the beginning it was so big that I was afraid, I kept running and running, and I was glad when I saw walls far away to the right and the left, but these long walls have narrowed so quickly that I am in the last chamber already, and there in the corner stands the trap that I am running into." "You only need to change your direction," said the cat, and ate it up.