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The Fables of La Fontaine

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The volume revisits 16 of Jean de La Fontaine's most famous fairy tales with original and witty illustrations, but what makes it absolutely unique are the 16 origami models it comes with. Thanks to these easy-to-make origami pieces, designed by one of the greatest Italian masters and suitable for children and beginner adults, children will be able to bring the animals protagonists of fairy tales to life by folding a simple sheet of paper with their own hands.


Reasons of interest:

  • 16 famous fairy tales to immerse yourself in the unforgettable world of La Fontaine
  • Diagrams with detailed instructions and a touch of magic, to create fantastic origami animals
  • Link and QR Code for each model with which to connect to a video tutorial: fun is guaranteed!
  • The country mouse, the king of the forest, the wise cockerel, the clever fox and many other cute animals will transform into real playmates and become even more real in children's imagination
  • Attached, 40 sheets of large format illustrated origami paper, to immediately test yourself and try your hand at this fascinating art
  • 4 color printing
  • Hardcover
  • 40 sheets of paper
  • For origami
  • Size: 21 × 21 cm
  • ISBN 9782889350414

Jean De La Fontaine (1621-1695), French writer and poet, was the author of famous fairy tales considered authentic masterpieces of French literature, which make him the continuer of the tradition of Aesop first and then Phaedrus. His fables, whose protagonists are largely talking animals, are animated by a mostly moralistic spirit, but are also full of ironic allusions to situations of his time. The style is simple but elegant and the weapon of satire is used with great skill.

Pasquale D'auria, member of the Origami Diffusion Center (CDO) since 1989, has held workshops and exhibitions throughout Italy, participated in the most important European conferences in the sector and was one of the very few Italians invited to exhibit in the largest exhibition of origami of all time, held at the Louvre Museum in Paris in 1998. He has created and diagrammed more than 300 original models, published regularly throughout the world. The Origami Diffusion Center has dedicated five issues of its magazine entirely to its models; the Mouvement Français des Plieurs de Papier (MFPP) reserved a full number for him. He was invited as a Guest Star at conferences in Munich (1995), Stockholm (2000), Paris (2001), Santiago de Compostela (2003) and Madrid (2011). His website ( is regularly visited by origamists from all over the world. For NuiNui he participated as an author in the volume col

Sara Gianassi graduated in 2007 from the Faculty of Architecture of Florence. After working for three years as a fabric designer and graphic designer for the fashion brand Pratesi, she rediscovered her greatest passion, illustration, and attended the Nemo Academy, obtaining the "Nemo Talent" award for two consecutive years ”. She collaborates as an illustrator and concept designer with various important animation studios, publishing houses and brands, as well as having exhibited in several collective and personal exhibitions. For NuiNui he also illustrated La Fontaine's Fables and the origami protagonists.