The tales–the title story, “Mezgalten,” and “Olimpia, Cucol, and the Door”–come from the Tuscan village of Pianoro Vecchio and were told to the author by a friend. In all three tales, misfortune is reversed, cleverness rewarded–and storytelling language relished. Two-color illustrations.
- ISBN: 9780531054628
- Author: Fox
- Published: 1993 , Scholastic
- Themes: Folkore, Storytelling, Tales
- Descriptors: Folklore and Fairy Tales, Intermediate (ages 9-14), Italy
- No. of pages: 67