Heart: a Schoolboy's Journal

Edmondo de AMICIS (1846 - 1908), translated by Isabel Florence HAPGOOD (1851 - 1928)

Little Enrico Bottini is a ten year-old third grade student in Italy who keeps a diary for one whole school year. It records the general problems, excitements, and successes any third grader might deal with, all explained from Enrico's point of view. Through the course of this one year, we watch Enrico learn and grow a little, and hopefully we can learn from his experiences, too.

Edmondo de Amici's 1886 book Cuore was an immediate huge success when it was published, and while school rooms have changed dramatically in the century and a half since the book was first published within Italy and elsewhere, the attraction of this book has hardly diminished, and it is still immensely popular. - Summary by Carolin

Genre(s): School

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Preface Kathrine Engan
00:01:35
Play 02 October, part 1 Kathrine Engan
00:20:40
Play 03 October, part 2 Kathrine Engan
00:21:13
Play 04 November, part 1 Julena Goodell
00:31:01
Play 05 November, part 2 Julena Goodell
00:29:25
Play 06 December, part 1 Kalynda
00:19:51
Play 07 December, part 2 Kalynda
00:23:52
Play 08 January, part 1 Graynz
00:22:42
Play 09 January, part 2 Graynz
00:31:22
Play 10 February, part 1 Kristin Lewis
00:27:09
Play 11 February, part 2 Kristin Lewis
00:29:54
Play 12 February, part 3 Kristin Lewis
00:28:02
Play 13 March, part 1 Nemo
00:43:26
Play 14 March, part 2 Nemo
00:39:07
Play 15 April, part 1 Martin
00:28:28
Play 16 April, part 2 Martin
00:23:11
Play 17 April, part 3 Kalynda
00:22:12
Play 18 May, part 1 Kristin Lewis
00:16:18
Play 19 May, part 2 Kristin Lewis
00:36:10
Play 20 May, part 3 Kristin Lewis
00:33:04
Play 21 May, part 4 Kristin Lewis
00:22:13
Play 22 June, part 1 Kristin Lewis
00:23:13
Play 23 June, part 2 Kristin Lewis
00:25:31
Play 24 July Kristin Lewis
00:18:44