Text by Rudyard Kipling
Illustrations by Letizia Iannaccone

Age 8+


The poem able to move and inspire generations of parents, revealing them the real meaning of growing up in all its facets.

Calmness, trust in oneself, capability to dream, love of truth and justice… These are not only qualities of the soul, but the main elements necessary to turn a son into a man, in the most philosophical and spiritual meaning of this word.
What turns a man or a woman into a human being, if not his or her ability to understand the real values and practise them in everyday life? This meditation-poem is the simplest and deepest teaching left by the Nobel laureate Rudyard Kipling to parents and sons all over the world.
Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was an English author, born in Bombay, recognized as an innovator of the short-story form. His children’s books were popular in their time and are so today. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1907.
Letizia Iannacconne is a designer and illustrator. She collaborates with Italian and foreign publishers, especially in the field of children's publishing. Her works, all handmade in traditional technique, have strong poetics and attention to details.
17x24 cm or 21x30 cm
32 colour pages + endpapers
15 illustrations
300 words Hardcover + jacket
Parents and sons
Lovers of literature and poetry

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