France's best tale of love and panache, retold for children
Cyrano de Bergerac is in possession of a cadet-position in the French Army, a poet's soul and a very, very large nose. He is also in love with Roxane, but believes himself too ugly to be loved by her in turn. When the handsome but unpoetic new cadet Christian de Neuvillette himself falls for the beautiful Roxane, he asks Cyrano to help him win her heart ...
Dave Eggers says, of the series: "I couldn't be prouder to be a part of it. Ever since Alessandro conceived this idea I thought it was brilliant. The editions that they've complied have been lushly illustrated and elegantly designed."
About the Author
Stefano Benni is an Italian poet, satirical writer and journalist. He has written for L'Espresso, Panorama and La Repubblica, and has performed and staged various comedies and readings for the theatre, among them also this retelling of Cyrano de Bergerac.
Translated from the Italian by Howard Curtis
Miguel Tanco was born in Spain in 1972, and in '99 flew to New York to attend the School of Visual Arts. In Italy, he has perfected the art of illustration, but most importantly produced Pablo, a tiny child whom he carries with him around Milan while he draws. He has published twenty-six books across the world, none for adults.