This book, “Il grande pesce” in Italian, was first published in 1968 but recently published again in English by Edizioni Corraini. |
It is about a little island inhabited by fishermen, the sun, the waves. The little boats quietly fish the high seas, but one day a big boat comes to steal all the fishes to the fishermen. The poor fishermen are desperate, till a frightening storm will abandon a big, big fish on the beach: onec more the nature has won...
Aoi Huber-Kono writes and draws a tender and fascinating story, where the soft and winding stroke and non-conventional use of colours create a mysterious and bewitching atmosphere. The creative make-up by Max Huber, inspired by calligrammes, follows the waves’ rythm, the spaces and moves suggested by drawings, and generates emotions in the reader.