James Baldwin was an American editor and prolific writer, mostly known as the children's author in the subjects of legends, mythology, biography. He wrote over thirty books about famous people in history and retold classic stories. Some of the stories were selected for their historical value, others for the moral truths they convey, while some are intended solely to amuse. But all of his works have the educational or literary value, so his literary activity had a considerable influence on the reading of American youth in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
“The Bell of Atri” is a rewritten Italian Tale, entered in the collection of Fifty Famous Stories, published in 1896. The tale is about the bell in one little Italian town called Atri, which symbolizes the justice and the law. Everyone - even the youngest child - could ring that bell when he has been wronged, and the judges will gather on the square to hear the case. This story describes one interesting incident, associated with the Bell of Atri.
James Baldwin was one of the most famous children’s authors of his time and still remains nowadays. We present you the classic example of his creation, that will be undoubtedly pleasant to your children. Enjoy the reading!