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Free Italian ebooks

Post by Davide » Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:01 pm

I've just found a very useful website which produces ebooks in Italian....it's owned by the Mondadori publishing company and some of the ebooks are free - you just need to add them to your 'carrello' and download them.....you'll need microsoft reader to open them but I thought this might be a useful resource. Anyway, here's the website:

http://ebook.mondadori.com/ebook/index.jsp

Buon divertimento! :D

Davide

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Post by dmj120 » Fri Feb 01, 2008 11:43 pm

Thanks for the link Davide
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Post by dmj120 » Sat Feb 02, 2008 9:14 pm

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Post by Netminder30 » Sat Feb 02, 2008 9:29 pm

Thanks for the link Davide. You didn't happen to notice any free children's books on the site? Everything I saw was above my current Italian reading level. :)

Grazie!

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Post by Davide » Sat Feb 02, 2008 9:49 pm

Hmmm unfortunately no they don't seem to have any children's literature on there - at least not in the free section :(

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Post by dmj120 » Sat Feb 02, 2008 9:56 pm

Netminder30 wrote:Thanks for the link Davide. You didn't happen to notice any free children's books on the site? Everything I saw was above my current Italian reading level. :)

Grazie!
I have been looking for these as well. Nothing yet. If I find someting I 'll let you know
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Post by leenico » Sun Feb 03, 2008 1:18 am

http://manybooks.net/titles/various2407224072-8.html

Check this out. It is for beginners. I found it in the site that Josh recommended.
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Post by Netminder30 » Sun Feb 03, 2008 1:36 am

Cool! Thanks for the link, Lee.

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Post by yiyi » Wed Feb 20, 2008 7:08 pm

My recommedations are:

http://www.liberliber.it/home/index.php
http://www.letteraturaitaliana.net/index.html

I remember the first novel I read in Italian is Il Cuore (rather retrospective:) ) by Edmondo de Amicis,though till now I haven't finished it yet.Once before a quite early chinese version which been retranslated from the japanese one had impressed me a lot when I was still on junior high school,up to now I still remember clearly the pure words and the illustrations in it.Maybe you should try it yourselves.
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Post by squeaka » Thu Feb 21, 2008 12:51 pm

wow this is great!

I have downloaded La serenita - it will take me a while but I will go through it but by bit!

thanks :D
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Post by disegno » Thu Feb 21, 2008 8:47 pm

Netminder30 wrote:Thanks for the link Davide. You didn't happen to notice any free children's books on the site? Everything I saw was above my current Italian reading level. :)

Grazie!
Ciao,

here is a link to a site that features many free children's stories on-line:

http://italophiles.com/childstories.htm

http://www.cponline.it/alice/
Alice nel paese delle meraviglie (Alice in Wonder Land)

http://www.dienneti.it/percorsi/celiachia/index.htm

There are also links to fables on this site
http://www.pianetabimbi.it/fiabe.htm

If you are looking for children's books, I would HIGHLY recommend getting your hands on a copy of Harry Potter in Italian. These are not free, but you can get a good price through IBS or BOL.it (13E compared to $46 through the American Amazon site) The story lines are not that hard to follow, especially if you are already familiar with the themes in inglese. I did this several years ago and found it to be really fun and a good way to improve vocabulary.

I also came across this site for purchasing children's books
http://www.languagelizard.com



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Post by dmj120 » Thu Feb 21, 2008 9:58 pm

Melissa you are AWESOME!!!!!!

Grazie miiiiiiillllllllone!! Sei molto intelligente!!!
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Post by Netminder30 » Thu Feb 21, 2008 10:56 pm

Grazie mille davvero, Melissa! :D

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