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    Susanna Tamaro


Jump, Bart!

Author: Susanna Tamaro

An exciting and entertaining novel that is an exhortation for children and a warning for adults.

Bart is an intelligent 10-year-old who lives in a not too distant future where life is marked by technology and each stage of the day is controlled and governed by machines. Bart is always by himself since his parents are far away, on business. He sees them only through a monitor, and his only comfort is his teddy bear Kapok. Bart’s monotonous days are filled with commitments, courses, until the day he meets a hen named Zoe and his life is radically changed.

Bart and Zoe are a formidable pair. Zoe shows Bart that life is an adventure, filled with beauty, friendship and fun in nature. Together, this ingenuous child and his feathered friend romp through a fantastic real world and poke fun at technology and a world obsessed with wealth.

Publisher: Giunti Junior
Publish Date: 2014
Page Count: 240, paperback

Foreign Rights

(Carl Hanser Verlag)


(Editorial Presenca)


(Can Sanat Yayinlari)

Susanna Tamaro (Trieste, 1957) moved to Rome when she was 19 years old to attend the Experimental Center of Cinematography. After graduating with a degree in film direction, she worked on various television documentaries, and as an assistant to the esteemed Italian director Salvatore Samperi. In 1981, during a month-long stay in a small town on the Austrian-Hungarian border, she wrote her first novel Illmitz, which was refused by over 30 publishers. She was not published until 1989, and her debut novel, Head in the Clouds, won her the Elsa Morante Opera Prima Prize. In 1994, she wrote the bestselling novel Follow Your Heart, which became the most commercially successful Italian book of the century. It sold over 16 million copies in 40 countries, and was adapted into film by Cristina Comencini. She currently lives on a self-sufficient farm in the Umbrian countryside, where she produces honey. In addition to writing, gardening, and practicing martial arts, she devotes her time to various humanitarian projects that assist women and children. In 2000, she founded the Tamaro Foundation, which is funded by donations and her books.
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