Gli Animali Pellegrini, by Patricia Borlenghi

Published September 7th, 2018


£9.99 (print)


9780993238819 (print)

Patricia Borlenghi

Un gruppo di animali sta facendo un lungo viaggio per visitare la statua di San Francesco d’Assisi, ed il gatto Chaucer suggerisce che ognuno di loro racconti agli altri una storia, per rendere il viaggio molto più divertente. Poiché ognuno, a turno, intrattiene gli altri, si scopre che gli animali hanno sorprendenti meravigliose doti di inventiva, forza, intelligenza e coraggio.

A group of animal pilgrims are making the long journey to visit the shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi, and Chaucer the cat suggests that they tell each other stories to make the trip more enjoyable. As twelve of the animals take a turn to entertain the others, we find out some wonderful things about the inventive, clever, intrepid and surprising nature of animals.

Based on Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales this is a unique collection of stories from around the world. The Italian edition has been translated by Fabrizia Romani.

The twelve colour illustrations are by Charlie Johnson.

The book is also available in the UK.


The English edition was entitled Chaucer the Cat and the Animal Pilgrims and was originally published by Bloomsbury in 1999.

Patricia Borlenghi

Patricia Borlenghi set up the Patrician Press at the end of 2012. She is the author of several children’s books including Chaucer the Cat and the Animal Pilgrims, Dear Aunty and The Bloomsbury Nursery Treasury and has worked in publishing throughout he …

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