What is Martin’s World?

“Martin’s World” is a literary word, formed by a group of five friends, around whom all the expressions of a life full of curiosity, adventures, moments of reflection, of observation outside and inside ourselves are circling.

Who is the Author?

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Who is Martin? Who are his friends?

Martin is a curious child, an observer, with a high level of distraction. Martina is discrete, precise, always ready to help her little brother in the solution of his embarassing moments brought about by distraction. Luigi is the extrovert child of the quintet, full of inventiveness that provides to make the adventures with friends more interesting. Felice is the group’s genius, a little introverted but always ready for a discussion that, often, is taken by him at interesting high cultural levels. Gianni is the essential bridge with the World outside the group, the bearer of the wonders of nature and society’s positiveness .

more closely:

Martin is a child whose age is around eight years old. Martin is an active observer. He wants to know, understand, obtain the knowledge of the subject of his curiosity to then talk about it with someone else, thus elaborating the knowledge.

Martina is Martin little sister, and she’s around six and a half years old. If Martin is an observer with , often, his head in the clouds, Martina is the rational observer, always ready to take part in her brother’s adventures, by so doing pointing out the initial natural contradictions of an expansive observer as his brother is. Martina is composed, more linear in the way to be, precise anyhow with a sweet and gentle character.

Luigi is one of Martin’s three friends- oter than his the little sister – met in a party, a fire brigade demonstration, become straight away an excellent alley to make the adventures with friends more interesting.  Luigi likes to play with words , he has much inventiveness and he likes to act. His expansive and cheerful character allows him to be an excellent link between the small group of friends and the exterior. Luigi, infact, is the presenter of the little shows that, each Saturday, the five friends show to a public of parents and pleased interested children. Many of those shows are some of Luigi’s”solos”, an enthusiastic narrator, those often invented by him on the spot.

Felice is another protagonist of the quintet. Felice is a mathematician, he likes a lot to think, and talk about the wonders belonging to the maths’world. Often, Martin finds him in the park, sitting leaning against the park’s main tree – a big magnolia, meeting place of the five friends – while he’s writing a short musical composition. Yes, Felice is also a composer, he divides his main interest with music. Are there maths difficoulties? Here’s when friends talk about it with Felice. If Luigi can be considered the fantasy genius, Felice can be considered the rational genius of the group. Excellent connoisseur of the musical world actively participating to the Saturday’s little shows. Furthermore,Felice, plays the French horn.

Gianni is the curiosity bringer outside the group. Gianni is a traveller, often he accompanies the dad during his long journeys around the World and, returning home, he meets friends straight away to tell his adventures, discoveries, wonders seen in the visited Countries. Gianni is a skater, he plays the cello and enthusiastically joins the adventures of the little group.

Every now and then, in the activity of the five friends, participates also Lexie, Gianni’s little cousin, a curious child – who ice skates – of Martina’s same age, also attracted by the beauty of music, a topic often present in the five friends’ discussions.

Musically speaking, Martin is a violin player who is interested by all aspects of music, Martina plays the flute, Luigi plays percussions, Felice plays the french horn and Gianni plays the cello.

Some “characteristics” to know?

Of course! Peculiarity of “Martin’s World” is the presence of a great number of friends of dad’s. Often visited by him accompanied by his children, those friends are source of tales, curiosities, teaching and giving moments of healthy fun. Some friend will become teacher of his skills towards the two children.

How much stories are written?

Martin’s World is made up of 940 ordered tales in  11 great categories, each contains different series of tales, and each tale is made up of 12 stories. Each series, furthermore, has its follow up in other series by the same name and marked with part 2, part 3, and so on. (link to all Martin’s tales published for children between 4 and 10)

From where come the idea of Martin’s World?

For a simple intuition, however with the help of pupils of Nicola, the author, for a long time music teacher. One day, while Nicola was introducing his young students to the French Horn, a musical instrument made​of brass, Guido, the smallest student, asks if it’s easy or difficult play this instrument. Nicola said it was not difficult, just try and, with the help of a good teacher of music, start classes and then ... play! Guido says he would like to learn to play this wonderful musical instrument, but does not want to go to another music teacher. Nicola, then, had the idea of​​writing short stories for children about how you learn to play. Martin and the French Horn is the very first tale of what would become a long series of tales.

Who is the author?

You can find the answer looking to the author’s presentation page,

How much series are ready?

So many! Currently are 82, and each series is formed in turn by 12 tales. The main series, "The Adventures of Martin", is formed by more than 70 tales that from time to time become more and more numerous. Then "Martin and the Animals", “Martin interviewer”, Martin and the kitchen, Martin and the professions, Martin and the Arts, Martin and Numbers, Martin and the world, Learn English with Martin, Martin and chess, Martin and daddy’s stories, Luigi music’s stories, the stories of Felice the matematician, Martin and the acting, Martin and ...

How is possible to receive the stories of Martin’s World?

Going to ENROLL PAGE and become Martin’s friend!

So, each week, on Thursday evening, you’ll receive the story by e-mail in PDF format and in a web personal page. Is planned, in a time not far away, the preparation of a personal webpage within the site reserved for each subscriber, where you will find links to all published stories, available throughout the period of subscription to the Martin’s World.

What is Martin’s educational philosophy?

Fable teller, diffusion of a new didactics, new philosophy for a correct evolution of the child, many are the interpretations of “Martin’s World”. There are over  50 different series of tales divided by topics, from the adventures of animals, to Martin the interwiever of his dad’s tales, from  Martin musician to Martin and the Universe, from Martin and the English language to Martin and the human body, on top of a further 42 different series. And each series, formed by 12 short tales, has the follow up in other series of the same title, marked by Part 2, Part 3 and so on. A World formed by over 900 tales all original, proposed in the shape of a book with a CD attached  of the story narration with musical accompaniment. The author, Nicola Gomirato, is the ideator of Martin’s World and all its tales, and he’s the composer of each music that accompanies the narration.

Why Martin’s World?

The child likes to build. Whatever type of construction, from the material one to the mental one. The mental construction  can be intended playing with numbers or with words, play games that imply determined mental connections, for instance the game of chess. Also it can be intended drawing a landscape : the mind sees and translates on paper his vision with all its details. It’s important, for the child, to build. If we consider the mind of a new born child as a blank slate, we have to, though, bear in mind that centuries of civilization have prepared his mind to absorb quickly -making his own- whichever impulse and mostly important, elaborating it. It’s the elaboration skill , more than the absorbing skill that must be developed in the child’s mind. This has to be done considering the child’s natural predisposition towards curiosity and the unknown, present since his birth.

With Martin’s World! a parallel reality is proposed that introduces positively at the many aspects of life, following the inborn faculty of imagination , the child’s own, by the side of the other most important quality, curiosity.

Reading Martin’s Tales the young reader enters this parallel World and finds himself absorbed, living with its protagonists the many adventures and elaborating them, taking part with enthusiasm. It’s here that “Martin’s World” intervenes, allowing a serene and positive development of the child’s mental evolution, guiding him towards that internal calm and soul strength that will allow him to face at best the various realities that, one after the other, will come up during his growth.

Who are Martin’s Friends?

Good question! And prompt reply! Both inside and outside the tales there are many, many friends of Martin. Outside the tales, well, there are cartoonists, translators, as well as the organizers are all Martin’s friends, excited to collaborate on the development and diffusion of Martin’s World. Lately, many many moms and dads are becoming Martin’s Friends, glad to be able to give their contribution to the spread of the Martin’s World.

Inside the tales, as you will discover, there are those who, in reality author's friends, entered literary on the Martin’s World. With their characteristics they contributed to the realization of the tales. Like, for example, Ivano the sportsman, Betty the Celtic Harp player, Tino the poet, Rocco the autodealer, Maria the dressmaker, and lot, lot more...

Manuality is so important  for the early childhood. It is present in Martin’s World?

Yes! Another aspect of "Martin’s World!" is the large space that is reserved to draw, to build, to make ideas. And to cook. Martin and Martina, in fact, every Tuesday are preparing a different dish, once to prepare lunch and another time for making sweets for some party, or for occasions that they themselves invent. Famous are "Martina’s cookies!", liked by all and present in many stories as material example for explanations of a particular topic, and how sweet corollary conclusion. Not to mention, finally, the important presence of coffee, great help for dad at times of greatest curiosity of children with their numerous requests to be satisfied.

Nicola Gomirato, ©2008-2015

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