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THE NIGHT WHALE

Peppo Bianchessi

Adapted by Pierdomenico Baccalario

ONCE A YEAR,

ON A MIDSUMMER NIGHT,

THE WHALE ARRIVED…

Dad, mum, the cat and I quickly climbed up onto the roof

We each waited in our places in silence

We smelt a scent of algae and salt

And it arrived… It eclipsed the moon… and showed us its belly…

It approached my father… touched his forehead

It stayed with him a while, then left

The wonder of life and its fluctuations shown in a sequence of highly emotional images.

FIRST PUBLISHER: RIZZOLI (ITALY), 2019