Andruetto, María Teresa
Stefanos weite Reise

A story from Argentina

Translated from Argentinian Spanish by Jochen Weber
© 2003 Baobab Series by Atlantis Verlag
CHF 23.00 / € [D] 14,90 / € [A] 15,40
ISBN 978-3-7152-0466-6
Ages 14 and up


Like all the other young men in his Italian village, Stefano wants to go to America. There perhaps he can make his fortune. In Genoa he boards a large ship and, after a dangerous crossing, lands in Argentina.

He ekes out a living as a farm worker and by playing the saxophone in a circus. Even as he finds his way in Argentina, he finds himself overcome by memories of Italy, and of his mother. This is a heartwarming story of an emigration – and of self recognition.


Original edition: Stefano ©1997 Editorial Sudamericana S.A., Buenos Aires

The Author

María Teresa Andruetto was born in 1954 in Arroyo Cabral, Argentina. She studied Literature at the University of Córdoba. Andruetto has been one of the co-founders of the Children’s and Youth Literature Publication and Research Centre, publishing secretary to Piedra Libre magazine and member of the advising council of PROPALE (Reading Programme/National University of Córdoba).

Among other rewards she received 2009 the »Premio Iberoamericano SM de Literatura Infantil Y Juvenil« and 2012 the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Medal.