by Roberto Piumini & translated by Leah Janeczko
In Turkey in the distant past, a boy called Madurer lives confined by illness to three windowless rooms. His father invites an artist named Sakumat to paint the walls of Madurer’s chambers. The friendship between the boy and the painter grows, but as Sakumat pours his soul into bringing the outside world to Madurer with his paints and brushes, the boy’s health is fading. This lyrical novel is a modern classic by one of Italy’s most loved children’s authors, available in English for the first time.
Ages 9-12 and for adults too