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   Adventures of Ingenious Alfanhui, The, by Rafael Sanchez Ferlosio  
 
  Novel, first publication in August 1952 , latest edition in August 2001
 
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      This is the first English translation of a picaresque classic -- a children's fantasy for adults-- written in 1951. The hero, a magical little boy, goes in search not of his fortune but of knowledge. He meets a master taxidermist, who teaches him the trade. Alfanhui attempts extraordinary experiments - making trees sprout feathers and creating birds that grow feathers like leaves. When his house is burned down, he travels around Castile, learning about colors, oxen, herbs, and other people: a lonely giant in a wood, a puppet who thinks he is a man, and his own grandmother with her collection of mysterious locked trunks. This is a celebration of the natural world through a boy's experiences.

     
     
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  • Dolls - Toys - Puppets
  • Magic - Magicians - Sorcerers - Witches - Wizards

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