1944, Italy is under the nazis. Leda, ten year old girl, has to carry secret messages to the partisans.
One day, however, she is intercepted by the Germans. The girl manage to escape but the Germans follow her. She's going to drown into the river when she's saved by a strange old man who lives in a cave: he calls himself the "wizard".
Leda suspect that the old man is a spy for the Germans and would like to hide the message, but the wizard discovers the letter and ...
A breathtaking adventure story, with beautiful illustrations: images that represent the typical Tuscan landscape of Mount Amiata and the actions of the little heroine.
Ermanno Detti is a journalist and a writer for children. An idea of his works: http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ermanno_Detti
Roberto Innocenti is a self-taught artist known worldwide for his illustrated books. In 2008 he won the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award. The New York Times defined him one of the greatest illustrators of children's books. An idea oh his works: http://it.wikipedia.org/ wiki/Roberto_Innocenti