Small steps

A journey into stories

Stories are way more than the words that describe them, fluid enough to escape their prison. Words, with their hidden meaning, escape between the lines of a story and sneak swiftly into our thoughts. With time, they can begin actions, ways of understanding the world. When stories come from books they add to the whole a powerful ingredient: imagination.


Assume you encounter this phrase in a book:

The castle was green.

Your first thought would jump straight to a standard green, a green apple, or a green tree, right? But let’s imagine the writer decides to add a second detail, a bit more specific than the first one:

It was green, an emerald green, shiny under the sunlight.

Now, your imagination would move to all the images of emeralds you’ve ever witnessed in your life. Because most of the time you’ve seen an emerals it was possibly in a drawing or in a cartoon you bet the writer wanted to challenge you. He gave you something to “work” on. Maybe he didn’t stop here and continued:

That green shone as the water of a lake and its reflections caught everyone, the visitors opened and closed their mouths like big fishes, seized in its net.

Every one of us reading this few lines had his/her own impression, imagining a personal green, with its unique reflections on people- fishes like, surprised by that sumptuous green castle. That’s why stories told in books aren’t better or worse, but simply way more personal. If, reading a book, you’ll have the sensation that the characters follow you as the eyes of Mona Lisa do, know from now that you’re not alone on that.

Children’s stories

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Stories leave our white sheets.

In this space, we will speak about what means reading and how to make the right approach for children. Finally, we will publish original stories for children, that you would read to them before they go to sleep.

Start reading Nodo, the chairs’ mover, wrote by Daniele Frau.

Follow us then, a small step at the time.