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Closes with record numbers the 2005 edition of the "Children's Book Salon" by Bra. In the five days of the event, the 20.000 attendances recorded last year were abundantly overcome, with arrivals from Liguria and Lombardy as well as from every corner of Piedmont.
1500 messages of peace posted in a big tazebao by young people who visited the "Salon", many of them having the chance to know the meaning of when they are lacking in loudness by journalists of the newspaper "La Stampa" who came to the "Salone "To tell their experiences of" warriors ". 200 the workshops offered during the review and a good turnover for libraries, which have sold 11.000 titles among the most representative of the Italian publishing industry in the kids sector, with 40 present authors who met 70 classes to confront their own texts previously read by young participants in the meetings. Many have also participated in the "School and Cooperation" initiative in collaboration with Confcooperative, which involved over 50 schools in the Province of Cuneo present at the "Salon" in Braids. Also successful for collateral initiatives at their first edition. Among them is the "Night of the Museums", which has seen in the front line the two civic museums of Braids, the "Craveri" of natural history and the Traversa Palace for art and history, together with the Civic Library. "Mediterranean Night. Pulcinella storia e sapori "was the very next stage of animation realized at the Library stand directly at the" Salone ", on an evening that continued in the medieval halls of Palazzo Traversa with the tasting of typical Roman dishes prepared by Antonio Petti (chef of the Bra school hall), to finish at the Craveri Museum with the illustration of the different constellations. Many have visited the "Graphically" stand, the graphic artist-graphic student of the "Velso Mucci" Institute of Bra, which this year came to its tenth edition.

Giovanni Del Ponte and the Camodeca-Frattaroli couple win the Arpino Prize

Giovanni Del Ponte is the winner of the "Arpino Prize" in the category of books for middle schools. His "The Invisible and the Castle of Doom Rock" (Sperling & Kupfer editors) has envisioned for his plot the jury composed entirely of students. "The backdrop of the books we read" The Invisible and the Castle of Doom Rock "is what we liked and attracted us more for the fun and exciting way that history is told" - motivated the jury the choice , adding: "At the same time the tale arouses fear and keeps the breath suspended, accompanying the reader in growing mystery and secrets. A new breathtaking adventure for the invisible. We also appreciated the very attractive cover that has enticed us to read it. " Second classified "Heart of Pepper" by Marina Rossi (Field Flowers), while getting a special mention "Happy Evening. Masters in Aspromonte "(Jaka Book) by Irene Carastro Mosino.
In the category of primary school books, the "Arpino Prize" was awarded to "The Young Giant" (Castalda), written in four hands by Silvia Camodeca and Roberta Frattaroli. For the jury, "the book recounts a sweet and delicate story and reveals a particular sensitivity in dealing with the theme of the" different ". They appreciate the lightness of the writing and the ease of reading. Very beautiful illustrations that have the style of the painting ". Second classified Maria Vago with "On the Traces of the Yeti" (Mondadori) and special mention for Arianna Papini's "Smell of Bombs, Rainy Scent" (Patatrac).

Bra in comic: from the "Salon" a contest

As a tradition, some of the best-known names in the "made in Italy" cartoon have given birth to the "Children's Book Salon" by Bra, curating workshops dedicated to "talking clouds" and cartoons. Each of the participants wanted to leave a reminder of their passage, contributing to the creation of a large billboard that enriched signatures and characters. Many of their original tables are exhibited until May 29 in the church of San Rocco (via Cavour), an exhibition that will remain open by 9: 30 at 12: 30 and 14: 30 at 18: 30.
Bra's "Salon", however, wanted to look ahead to the future by launching the "Bra in comic" contest. The initiative seeks to involve non-Italian cartoonists in the story of a story that has its setting in the city of Zizzola. The regulation will soon be available on the web site and will have its final moment in the 2006 edition of the "Children's Book Salon".


It's a "Children's Book Salon" by many parents, the one that ended yesterday, Sunday 22 May 2005, in Bra. In addition to the organization, curated by the City of Bra, the Region of Piedmont, the Province of Cuneo and the Tourist Board Alba Bra Langhe Roero participated in the funding of the initiative. Partners of the event were Gazzetta d'Alba, La Stampa, IPS "Velso Mucci" by Bra, the trekking libraries, schools, the neighboring municipalities and in particular the City of Cortemilia with the award "Il Giardino delle Colline".
The organization wanted to thank all those who realized the many workshops, and in particular Giorgio Sommacal (who also produced the manifesto of the "Salon"), Piero Luxus and Silvio Arlenghi, the prestigious members of the braidian school, who contributed not least to the success of the initiative.