Nodo, the chairs’ mover
–Read the story in Spanish/Latin America–
What is a chairs’ mover?
It happened to you, I’m sure. You were alone in a room, and you felt one of the chairs moving. If you’re not living in Heidi’s house, you’d probably felt safe on that occasion.
It was a neighbor.
You’d probably said to yourself.
When it happened in a situation when there wasn’t any neighbors to blame, well… You’d probably started being afraid.
Why people get afraid?
Fear is as old as the world itself. We can say it’s the easiest and most potent way nature created to let us stay alive. Fear isn’t always negative, and in many cases, we can learn how to manage it.
A positive fear
With this idea in mind, I started thinking about a story for children.
It was a story with a mischievous protagonist: a chairs’ mover.
What does he do?
A chairs’ mover likes to move armchairs, benches, stools, and whatever can make a noise to startle a human. He’s not an evil character, just a mischievous one. Nodo, that’s the name of the protagonist, likes to tease people around more than everything. I like, as many people do, playing tricks. When a joke is well-balanced makes everyone laugh, even the target of the trick itself.
The prank has to stop.
If you need your prank to be funny, it has to have an end. This is precisely how Nodo felt after hundreds of years of teasing people around. He started to feel bored about that life and decided to go for a long journey. He needs to reach the Land of the chairs’ movers.
He will make it?
First of all, Nodo won’t be alone anymore. He will find out other creatures, as mischievous as him.
Secondly, well… you will see.
You can read it in Italian and English! If you have children, you could try the story with them. In case your children started studying Italian at school, you can decide to read it in Italian for them. Or you can use one of our audiobook!
Here you can buy a copy of the book!
Who are we?
After the fantastic illustrations he made for Souls Alive and Go back to the future, we have again with us Gabriele Manca (DMQproducions). A new entry for Flyingstories, Mr. Ben the voice, created for us an audio book, so you can listen the book as well!
Let’s see what a chairs’ mover is and what does he do. Read the first part of the original text of the book, here.
Too lazy to read? We read it for you!
And here is when we meet the second character, a twigs’ snapper! Read how it continues, with the original text of the book!
Special thanks to Maestra Nuccia, for her priceless help. Without her feedback and editing, I don’t think I would ever write a single line. And to my nephew, Mattia. This story is written for him.
Oh, I’m Daniele Frau. If you have any comments or ideas, please feel free to contact me or comment here below!