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The Bears’ Famous Invasion of Sicily

By Dino Buzzati

Illustrated by Dino Buzzati

Translated by Francess Lobb

Age range: 9–11

ISBN: 9781847498236

192 pages

RRP: £7.99

Starving after a harsh winter, the bears descend from the mountains in search of food and invade the valley below, where they face fierce opposition from the army of the Grand Duke of Sicily. After many battles, scrapes and dangers, the bears’ reign is established over the land, but their victory comes at a price.

This edition contains a Reader’s Companion by Lemony Snicket, including fun activities for young readers.

Dino Buzzati

The novelist, journalist and painter Dino Buzzati (1906–72) is one of the most important voices of twentieth-century Italian literature. He is best remembered today for his novel The Tartar Steppe and the story The Bears’ Famous Invasion of Sicily, which he illustrated himself and has become a classic of Italian children’s literature.

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