series
series
Licia Troisi
pandora
12+
A new sensational, engrossing saga where fantasy blends with dark themes
Pam is 16. She’s an incredibly shy girl who likes heavy metal. She does her best to
survive among her classmates who make fun of her, dealing with a life that never
seems to go the right way. Sam is the class dunce. He lives in a huge apartment
block in the outskirts of Rome and tries to cope with his nagging mother. Their
destinies meet on the night of Halloween. An ancient ritual causes their lives to
collide on a street in the suburbs. From that moment on, nothing would ever be the
same again. Pam discovers that she has become an undead creature and Sam finds
he has gained a terrible gift: the power to kill just with the touch of his fingers.
Despite the distance between them, Sam and Pam are forced to join forces, while
a powerful and mysterious organisation enlists them in an epic battle against the
Angels of Death who have been let loose on Earth.
what is inside Pandora’s box is a mystery.
opening it could trigger unpredictable consequences...
pandora
350 pages
hardcover w/jacket
cover illustration:
corrado vanelli
available
from may 2014
An author translated in 18 countries
2 million copies sold in Italy
3,5 million copies sold all over the world
the highly-anticipated new saga from the italian queen of fantasy
is destined to follow her extraordinary success.
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THe LeGend oF roBin
series
elena Kedros
There are plenty of stories about the legendary figure of Robin Hood.
This one has never been told before
11+
Fleeing from her village on fire and her murdered parents, 14 year old Robin joins
the forest clan, a bunch of more or less honest young thieves. She soon gets to
know the leader of the clan, the proud Will, and the mysterious Robert Hood, who
has been unexpectedly banned by the other members of the clan.
There is only one way to become part of the clan: winning the archery contest.
Robin makes it but Will’s feeling of mistrust for her becoming the first girl to
join the clan makes her life difficult. Meanwhile, in the attempt to save Robin’s
brother’s life, Robert is seized by the Lady of the city and faces being hanged. A
chance for Robin to prove herself, although she only has one arrow and she cannot
afford to make mistakes…
robin is a generous outlaw who robs the rich to give to the poor.
robin moves as fast as a burning arrow in the dark wood.
robin is lively, loyal and an excellent archer.
robin and the merry men are known all over the land.
robin is a legend, but most of all…
rob in is a girl!
from the bestselling author elena kedros, a brand new series that retells
the legend with an unprecedented twist: robin hood is a girl.
a prefect read for both boys and girls who like timeless adventure
and the endless twist and turns of fight and love.
THe LeGend oF roBin
available from
may 2014
260 pages
hardcover w/jacket
illustrations:
sara sPano
book ii • sePtember 2014
book iii • march 2015
following the extraordinary success of olympus girls series
which has sold 140.000 copies in italy and has been translated
in over 12 languages a new fast-paced and thrilling series!
rights sold to france (POCKET JEUNESSE)
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series
Mathilde Bonetti
WHiTe sTar
Can a tiny, freckle-faced girl tame a giant?
9+
After her amazing performance on the track, there is no more doubts that Crys
is capable of riding White Star. Flanked by Stefan, gradually getting over his insolence, and Max, an expert tamer, Crys discovers that her shire is a perfect best
friend for her. However, even though a wonderful relationship of trust is born between the girl and her horse, learning to ride is anything but easy. Any hint of
insecurity could lead to disastrous falls and plenty of teasing from the bullies of the
riding school. Rapidly taken by taming, Crys accepts the challenge.
an engaging and funny series not only about horses but also friendship,
nature, growing up and sport for all animal lovers.
tuscany is the charming italian setting.
a series packed with all the less known riding tips and many curiosities
on horsey care.
at the end of the book the “horse vocabulary” to understand the horse’s
language and behaviour.
WHiTe sTar •
THe Horse WHisperer
GirL
160 pages
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book iii
available from
sePtember 2014
WHiTe sTar •
sUrprise Horse
168 pages
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4
aria
series
Miriam dubini
A series for sturdy and romantic girls, with their feet
on pedals and their heart in the clouds
11+
There is a place where unreceived letters, lost presents, and unsaid words end up.
There are eyes that can read the wind and hearts that can fly. “What rubbish!”
greta would immediately declare. Thirteen years old with a racing bike on hand to
speed off on as soon as anyone starts talking about love. Like her classmate Lucia,
who seems to think of nothing else, or Emma, who knows everything about. greta
does not believe in love... that is until she meets Anselmo. Seventeen years old, as
beautiful as an angel, as mysterious as the packages he delivers around Rome on
his bike. To discover his secret, the three girls land at a do-it-yourself bike repair
centre where miraculous things happen. Here they discover that Anselmo can read
the future. Written in the wind with weaves of light. But when his eyes meet
greta’s, everything disappears. in the darkness of the greatest mystery that is love.
“in aria you can find all could happen in a girl’s life”
Il Giorno
• BooK i •
MessaGe For Me
195 pages
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THe FLiGHT
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THe dance oF
FaLLinG sTars
198 pages
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ANDREA PARiSi
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series
silvia sacco stevanella
LUce
The magic of Ireland in the second book of this thrilling fantasy saga!
11+
Luce has discovered that she belongs to the ancient lineage of the Lyliums, who
lived in communion with nature, and that she has to save the geomantic grid that
protects the equilibrium of the Earth. Meanwhile, though, Kendra the handsome
boy she encountered in the grotto of Whispers, has been kidnapped by the evil
incarnators. Who has betrayed him handing him over to the enemy? in order to
find out, Luce must penetrate the secret hideout where Kendra is locked up and she
must do it quickly: another geomantic knot is about to vanish, and it’s the one situated on the giant’s Path along the Northern irish coast. An old legend tells the tale
of a fierce irish giant who built a footpath in the sea to reach his Scottish enemy.
Will Luce accomplish her mission?
a powerful eco fantasy saga by a promising young italian writer.
“silvia is a real talent, keep an eye on her.”
Licia Troisi
• BooK ii •
LUce • THe GianT’s caUseWay
300 pages approximatly
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• BooK i •
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draGon GirL
dra
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A sparkling original saga
from the most beloved Italian fantasy author
Sofia knows that nobody adopts a thirteen-year-old. Life in the orphanage is dreary
and monotonous, until one day an anthropology professor adopts her and takes her
away. He reveals to her that the mole on her forehead is a sign that in her dwells
the spirit of the dragon Thuban. Three thousand years ago this powerful creature
defeated Nidhoggr, the treacherous wyvern who sought to destroy the Tree of the
World and alter the balance of Nature forever. Thuban imprisoned him in the bowls
of the Earth, but the seal holding him in has grown weak with time. Feeding on men’s
rage and stupidity, and making use of ferocious emissaries, Nidhoggr is on the verge
of returning. it’s up to Sofia and the other chosen ones to stop him in the final battle.
Sofia, the girl with the dragon spirit, must believe in her gift.
series
Licia Troisi
11+
available from
aPril 2014
draGon GirL
• oMniBUs ediTion
• second TriLoGy
720 pages
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• BooK i •
THUBan’s HeriTaGe
• BooK ii •
idHUnn’s Tree
• BooK iii •
aLdiBaH’s HoUrGLass
352 pages
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248 pages
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264 pages
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draGon GirL
• oMniBUs ediTion
• FirsT TriLoGy
• BooK iv •
KUMa’s TWins
304 pages
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• BooK v •
THe LasT BaTTLe
444 pages
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series
10+
elena Kedros
more than
140,000
coPies sold
oLyMpUs GirLs
An exciting fantasy saga inspired by the ancient myth.
Three ordinary girls discover to be reincarnations of Greek goddesses:
how they will manage to handle with this?
oLyMpUs GirLs
• oMniBUs ediTion
(BooKs i-iii) •
768 pages
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oLyMpUs GirLs
• oMniBUs ediTion
(BooKs iv-vi) •
768 pages
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COvER iLLUSTRATiON:
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Sid, Luce and Hoon are first-year high school students. Sid is a fencing ace, Luce knows
the secrets to winning a boy’s heart, and Hoon is simply a genius. The sudden appearance of a ruthless enemy, bizarre powers rekindled, rivers of tears turning to crystals
and a messenger from a distant world cannot be merely coincidental. Sid, Luce and
Hoon learn that in ancient times they were the goddesses Artemis, Aphrodite and Athena, who fled from Mount Olympus to escape the wrath of Ares, the god of war. Ares
is still after them in order to gain possession of the twelve stones whose divine powers
will allow him to unite Olympus and Earth under his savage command.
• BooK i •
crysTaL Tears
248 pages
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• BooK ii •
THe poWer
oF dreaMs
• BooK iii •
THe prisoner
oF Hades
• BooK iv •
THe FLaMe
oF Gods
256 pages
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• BooK v •
THe TraiTor’s
sMiLe
240 pages
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• BooK vi •
THe LasT desire
296 pages
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tv cartoon series rights sold
THe Heirs oF oLyMpUs
T
series
elena Kedros
They have inherited new and more terrifying powers.
They have new and more daunting enemies to fight.
They are Kaliko, Estelle and Leya: the new Olympus girls!
11+
Kaliko, Estelle and Leya are three very different friends, specialised in falling in
love with unattainable boys, and have inherited the powers of Olympus. Kaliko has
the gift of translocation, Estelle can speak with animals and Leya can conjure up
powerful visions. Together, they must defend the Earth from the terrible Haruda
gods, who have usurped the gods of Olympus. in this third episode th evil Nagala
takes posession of Nerida and change the inhabitants in monstruous Haruda. For
the inseparable Kaliko, Estelle e Leya this terrible threat which is entwined with
new and unexpected “heart affair”: a kiss between Alex and Estelle; a new admirer/
lover for Leya as handsome as unpleseant, and a dangerous affinity between Kaliko
and Nagan.
This time an unexpected power come to the aid of the Heirs of Olympus against the
evil Haruda: the power of the enemy itself…
following the extraordinary success of the olympus girls series, three
new characters and new exciting episodes will regale readers with all the
winning elements of the first series.
• BooK iii •
ice Wave
• BooK i •
THe GiFT
oF poWer
• BooK ii •
THe panTHer’s
sTare
304 pages
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ENRiCO vALENzA
302 pages
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288 pages
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11+
simona Toma
THe noT-so-serioUs
diary oF a desperaTe TeenaGer
Being fourteen time flies, if you know how to
Nicoletta is fourteen years old and is terrified at the idea of starting high school. in
junior high she was the superstar of the school, whereas now she has to start everything all over again and, even worse, without her best friend val. But everything
becomes easier to deal with when she meets her new desk partner: a rare example
of the gorgeous-guy species. She absolutely has to move quickly before the intolerable flirty Francesca snares him! But Nico lacks experience in the field of love, so
she turns to the strategies of the famous manual “Who wins in love? First win him
over and then decide whether to keep him” and also starts a blog where she asks
advice from the internet community. This can only mean disaster...
Provisional cover
a hilarious story in the vein of louise rennison which will make you
laugh since the very first page!
THe noT-so-serioUs
diary oF a desperaTe TeenaGer
250 pages approximately
PAPERBACK
COvER iLLUSTRATiON:
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10
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MiddLe Graders
MiddLe Graders
roberto piumini
GreaT QUeens
The stories of the Great Queens of history told by Roberto Piumini, one of the most
translated Italian authors, and skilfully illustrated by the master Ugo Fontana
10+
Eight extraordinary royal figures who embrace and dominate approximately fivehundred years of history as Catherine de’ Medici, Elisabeth i of England, Maria
Theresa of Spain.
The great Queens of history have never felt so close to us. Strong, audacious and
wise: eight great female figures told through the light words of Roberto Piumini
and the elegant, evocative illustrations of Ugo Fontana.
“Piumini’s familiarity with the theatre grants him a great freedom of
language which he skilfully uses with great elegance”.
Roberto Denti “Archivio Andersen”
“Playfulness, physicality, and melody: the characteristics of a writing style
extremely attractive for younger readers”.
TTL La Stampa
ugo fontana (florence, 1921) one of the most important italian illustrator.
great Queens is his masterpiece awarded at the prestigious bratislava
illustration festival in 1969. the bologna children’s books fair organizes
an exhibition dedicated to this great artist.
GreaT QUeens
160 pages
hardcover w/jacket
illustrations: ugo fontana
12
sTories oF very ancienT cHiLdren
Have you ever imagined Greek and Roman Gods when they were children?
A masterpiece enriched with new striking and original illustrations
MiddLe Graders
Laura orvieto
10+
“This child is called Hephaestus and also vulcan, he is really ancient. Anyhow, no
one has ever met him...” This is the opening of these exciting stories, jam-packed
with the adventures of the gods and heroes back when they were kids and got up
to so much mischief.
This is a light-hearted book full of plot twists. Stories full of monsters, captivating
queens, invincible heroes, and, above all, children – brave, mischevious, inquisitive,
high-spirited – told in a voice full of zest, irony, and extraordinary knowledge.
laura orvieto (milan, 1876) is a classic children’s writer, the author
of the extraordinary long-seller stories of world history, who lit up
the italian and european cultural and pedagogical scene for over a century.
sTories oF very
ancienT cHiLdren
240 pages
hardcover w/jacket
illustrations: rita Petruccioli
13
MiddLe Graders
andrea camilleri
MaGic
30,000
coPies sold
The first amazing short story for children written
by the great Italian author Andrea Camilleri
3+
Lullina is six years old and likes walking with her grandfather who’s a charming
storyteller. One day Lullina tells him about a strange dream, more awesome than
any fairytales she’s ever heard: a dwarf dressed in yellow reveals her a few magic
mysterious words that make people disappear…
Only be careful not to speak these words loudly, otherwise they could really work!
Try if you dare!
“Firiri, borerò, parupazio, stonibò…now i disappear!”
a funny story about magic and spells, full of unpredictable twists
with three surprising endings!
wonderful pages which breathes out the scents, the sunlight
and the colours that fill the air of sicily.
camilleri’s narrative experimentation is continuous and constant.
the author range from detective novel […] to children’s tales thanks to
a curiosity that is not only about literature but is about life.
L’Unità
andrea camilleri is one of italy’s most famous contemporary
writers. the inspector montalbano series has been translated into
thirty-two languages and was adapted for italian television,
screened in the uk on bbc4.
MaGic
96 pages
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the text is enriched with the vibrant
drawings by giulia orecchia,
famous for her work on books
by calvino and grossman.
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rights sold to brazil (RECORD)
20,000
coPies sold
MaLaLa. THe sTory
5 rePrints
in seven
months!
A novel telling the story of Malala Yousafzai,
the Pakistani girl who has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2013
MiddLe Graders
viviana Mazza
10+
in 2009, at just eleven years old, Malala yousafzai started to write a diary for BBC
Urdu under a pseudonym. She wrote about her daily life, the violence of the Taleban, and the injustices she and her school companions suffered as young girls. Then
came the direct threats and, in the end, the attack. When she was fifteen, Malala
received a gunshot to the head by a member of the Taliban. Her only crime was
fighting for the right to education for girls. After the episode she moved to England
with her parents. Thanks to her, many young girls are no longer afraid.
“Every girl in Swat is Malala.
We will educate ourselves.
We will win. They can’t defeat us.”
classmates of malala
“the writing is clear and effective. the style reminds malala’s blog that
focuses on the difficulties, the suffering and the determination to hold
on of malala, a protagonist of her time. the final impression is that […]
this is a reading adressed to children but recommended also to many
grown-ups.”
La Stampa
an extraordinary story told with an immediate and passionate voice
and the accuracy of the documentary.
a brilliant example of the bravery of childood against the silence
of grown-ups.
viviana mazza was born in catania in 1978. a journalist for the
newspaper “corriere della sera”, she writes for the foreign news desk on
the stories of men and women from alaska to Pakistan. she’s been one
of the first reporter telling the story of malala.
MaLaLa . THe sTory
184 pages
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15
MiddLe Graders
roberto piumini
Gods and Heroes oF oLyMpUs
Through the pen of one of the Italian most refined writers,
mythology becomes an adventure and poetry for all ages
10+
An old aoidos sits down amongst the children to tell a story, and the ancient greek
myths come to life. The young listeners hold their breath at the story of the powerful arms of Heracles, who strangles the lion’s roar. They are thrilled at the birth of
Apollo, whose wails are mixed with the cries of seagulls, white flying flowers. They
weep when Arachne is transmuted into an insect because she dared to challenge
the goddess Athena in the art of weaving. They depart for far-flung, legendary
lands with Theseus, fly in the sky with Daedalus and icarus, tremble with fear with
Perseus before the terrible Medusa. And they embark on the endless journey of
growth accompanied by the eternal and fascinating story of Odysseus.
“Playfulness, physicality and verse: the features of this extremely
attractive book for children.”
TuttoLibri - La Stampa
“and the tales come to life in a fantastic atmosphere enchanting young
and grownup listeners, or even readers. (…) a clear and simple language
yet strongly imaginative which makes myths jump out the pages as
powerful and vivid characters with their epic accomplishments and their
human feelings.”
Andersen
Gods and Heroes oF oLyMpUs
176 pages
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The stories are as alive as animals
and men, and even if they are
the same ones, they always change
as the time goes by…
16
roberto Piumini is considered one of the italy’s leading authors for
children. winner of the andersen prize, he has published poetry, stories
and novels for children and teenagers (including lo stralisco, c’era
un bambino profumato di latte, il pirata pescatore), widely translated
abroad, not to mention prose and collections of verse for adults.
THe sUMMer oF FaLLinG sTars
An engaging and delicate novel which tells about the courage
to follow the spirit of freedom which blows in everyone
MiddLe Graders
cristina Brambilla
12+
Summertime. Patrizia and Silvia are best friends. Patrizia loves making scientific
models, while Silvia spends her time sunbathing and creating clothes for her Barbies.
Then one day the toolbox Patrizia uses for her inventions disappears and her enraged mother threatens to punish her if she doesn’t find it.
Suspicion is immediately laid on the Monster, a sinister and mysterious man with a
disfigured face who lives in the building. Who is he? Why he never goes out?
Once Patrizia overcomes her initial mistrust, she discovers that he is actually a
famous scientist who fled his country to prevent his important discoveries from
being used for destructive means. She decides to help him against the secret police
and a beautiful friendship is formed. The scientist sees in her the enthusiasm he has
lost and helps her to follow a dream that in those times was nearly impossible for
a woman: to become a scientist.
against the backdrop of italy in the post second world war period,
issues that are still topical and imperative, such as the emanciPation
of women, are tackled with an intelligent and sPontaneous
touch.
cristina brambilla has established herself as one of the best italian
authors in children’s fiction (her successes include the alchemist’s key
and the dragon in the dump, published by mondadori).
THe sUMMer
oF FaLLinG sTars
192 pages
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17
MiddLe Graders
daniela palumbo
Under THe sKy oF BUenos aires
Three generations of brave girls, three powerful,
fascinating stories that dig into the conflicts of their time and their origins
12+
Angela Maria, ines, Estela, Luna: young women from distant places, different generations, names passed down from mother to daughter.
A woman and her daughter leave italy to seek their fortune in Argentina, but encounter the cruel hand of a bloody dictatorship along the way.
A child who has grown up too fast lives with her fear of discovering her true origins
and a lost brother.
A girl, in Spain, must rebuild her relationship with a distant mother and her forgotten roots.
Stories tied together by an invisible thread that spans half a century and two continents, in which young women, apparently different and distant, become the heroines of some of the most difficult moments in contemporary history and take part
in a unique journey called “family”.
Under THe sKy
oF BUenos aires
252 pages
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18
from the author of valigie di auschwitz (more than 17.000 copies
sold; winner of 2010 il battello a vapore, gigante delle langhe, laura
orvieto, le terre del magnifico prizes) a new historical novel on the
search for one’s origins and the courage to grow up.
i WisH i Was Wind
“An honest world may never exist. But who can stop us from dreaming?” • Rita Atria
MiddLe Graders
andrea Gentile
12+
Rita Atria is 17 when she decides to become a “mafia witness”: telling the investigating magistrates everything she knows and giving them her diary. Since she
was a child, she has witnessed injustices and power wars in Partanna, a town in
the province of Trapani, Sicily, where the mafia killed her father and brother. The
mafia may have stolen Rita’s childhood and adolescence, but not her hope and will
power. Under a false name, she moves to Rome and tries to reclaim control of her
future.
Judge Paolo Borsellino will always be by her side, like a guardian angel and second
father. A true story, tragic and intense, that not only tells of the violence of the
mafia, but also the courageous example of a girl who gave up everything, even
revenge, for the sake of justice.
selected as one of the titles for the white ravens 2013, the annual
selection of outstanding international books for children and young
adults at the bologna children’s book fair.
a true story that shocked and stirred italians is now a wonderful novel
told through the eyes of a young heroine.
“i recognize lots of merit to this novel, it gives back to young
generations the truth and historical memory, and it is written with a
high-quality and honest writing”.
Liber
i WisH i Was Wind
158 pages
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19
MiddLe Graders
piero chiara
THe advenTUres oF pierino
A great rediscovered classic book for children
in a new refined illustrated edition
11+
“Pierino, that’s enough!” we all think, but Pierino the protagonist of this italian
classic, never stops getting into trouble since he is naughty, unstoppable and
greedy. He is also a wonderful liar if it gets him out of punishment. This will go on
as long as the adults send him to boarding school where he is obliged to drive his
long-suffering teachers up the wall. Piero Chiara was Pierino himself. in these vivid
stories, he writes about days laden with unforgettable events, where imagination
and reality intertwine, evoking the magic of the great game of life.
the new wonderfully illustrated edition of a great classic for children
which sold more than 90.000 copies by one of the protagonist of the
20th century italian literature.
“He didn’t even tell the true story as an adult, because by persistently
perfecting his story he ended up believing in that journey
under the depths of the lake, even though he felt like
he had experienced it in a dream or in another life.”
THe advenTUres
oF pierino
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Folco Quilici
My Friend ocean
Three new captivating adventures for young readers
from the most famous Italian storyteller of the seas
12+
in this second book, the Ocean tells of three unforgettable characters. Said, a
young, skinny nomad from the Savannah, escapes from the drought and famine by
becoming a fisherman on the coast of the indian Ocean. Mizuki, from the ancient
Ama community in Japan, earns his living by diving into the depths of the Pacific
to gather mother-of-pearls. And lastly Cosme, a lively boy from Bahia, whose father never returned from fishing one day. But he isn’t sad, because he knows that
iemangià, the mermaid goddes, has welcomed him into her arms. And when he is
older, who knows, perhaps he’ll meet her...
Three stories of real friendship, joy, pain, and regard for nature, enriched by wonderful illustrations and narrated by a well-travelled adventurer.
“the novel is rich in detailed descriptions and strong content that make
the stories absorbing and realistic. […] the text is accompanied by
watercolour illustrations by alessandro sanna, which give the stories
a flowing, fluent and profound dimension, like the wonders of folco
Quilici’s marine world.”
Liber
“stories that help to grow up, told by a great adventurer.”
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My Friend ocean
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sTories
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The most popular Italian
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2,500,000 copies of her books
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poLixena and Her piG
Disguised as a boy and with a false identity, Polixena travels around the world
looking for her true parents. She joins Lucrezia, the young tumbler, and her group
of acrobatic animals: a Saint Bernard, a bear, two monkeys, a goose and a little pig.
a seLecTion oF TiTLes:
poLixena and Her piG
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LisTen To My HearT
407 pages
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“the author’s talent lays in very apt descriptions with
a distinctive choice of words in a dynamic and humorous style.”
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andersen
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THe HoUse on THe Tree
All children dream of having a secret house where to live on their own, far from
rules and duties. But not all of them are as lucky as Aglaia, who lives on the top
of an extraordinary tree together with Bianca, an older friend with an incredible
imagination.
a seLecTion oF TiTLes:
THe LivinG doLL
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Italo CalvIno
Calvino himself selected these fantastic stories, where the lives
of people and animals interweave with timeless magic and wonder
HiLarioUs TaLes
“for two years i lived among enchanted
forests and palaces.”
Italo Calvino
TaLes To cry a LiTTLe
“i believe in this: fairytales are real.”
Italo Calvino
96 pages
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For the first time in illustrated edition, the fantastic novels
and short stories by one of the twentieth century’s leading writers
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THe paTH To THe spiders’ nesTs
THe anGry draWinGs
240 pages
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The little Pin reaches his secret place, hidden in the
woods, where spider’s nests grow and where he an
forget about his loneliness and the violence of war.
But soon the partisan battles involve him in a much
tougher reality than his games
This surprising story, published for the first time in
1977, is back resplendent with the vibrant illustrations of giulia Orecchia.
the powerful calvino’s debut novel
enriched with drawings by the great
artist gianni de conno.
MiddLe Graders
Italo CalvIno
“a fantastic series of characters,
landscapes and events.”
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THe draGon, THe BUTTerFLies
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Conceived in 1977 for the models by the artist Toti
Scialoja, these three theatrical tales are published
together for the first time, illustrated by the elegant plates of Fabian Negrin.
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roberto piumini
A classic for you
Great classics retold by a great author
Provisional covers
The greatest classics of children’s literature such as Pinocchio, The Book of the
Jungle, Little Women, The Prince and the pauper and Treasure Island relive with the
collection “A classic for you”.
A fresh and elegant design enriched with wonderful new illustrations.
A project adressed to young readers that want to approach the great classics with
the simple and fascinating version by the renowned Roberto Piumini.
“a cLassic For yoU” coLLecTion
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ya FicTion
Licia Troisi
THe KinGdoMs oF nasHira
125,000
coPies sold
The third title of the new fascinating universe
created by the Italian queen of fantasy
The destinies of Talitha and Saiph have reached a turning point: Saiph must come to
terms with a devastating truth about his planet’s past and about his new companion,
verba, while Talitha, confronted with the atrocities committed by the Rebels in the
name of freedom, as finally realised that she can no longer fight with them. Considered
a traitor by both his fellow Talariti and by the Femtiti, she struggles in a world devastated by war and devoid of purpose. But when Saiph makes a terrible and irrevocable
decision, Talitha will again be forced to choose: whether to fight to save Nashira, still
threatened by a planetary catastrophe or to abandon the mission. Her life is at a crossroads, ancient prophecies come to an end, while the two planets that have always
marked the fate of Nashira prepare to spark off once again an apocalypse of fire. And
this time, the answers are buried in the desert sands.
“she’s the queen of fantasy, a new icon for ya audiences.
kids show her a devotion previously reserved only for harry Potter.”
La Repubblica
“licia continues her conquest of the 13-20 age group,
who consider her a god, throwing parties devoted
to dressing up as characters from her series.”
Italian Vanity Fair
“licia troisi, c’est un peu le nouveau tolkien….en jupon.”
Le Figaro
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TaLiTHa’s dreaM
398 pages
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• Full englIsh trAnslAtIon AvAIlAble •
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Licia Troisi
THe
overWorLd
saGa
A modern epic saga in three trilogies, translated in 18 countries,
which has sold more than 3,5 million copies all over the world
A unique revisitation of fantasy genre, with a vivid and gripping depicted fictional world,
full of twists and action. Intense and layered portrayals of rebellious young heroines
grappling with friendship, love and all other emotional upheavals of their age
cHronicLes oF THe overWorLd
cHronicLes oF THe overWorLd
cHronicLes oF THe overWorLd
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oF THe overWorLd
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valentina Fontana
THe LasT dreaM
A great thriller, a compelling story of love and friendship
A gripping and vivid universe portraying the dark side of virtual dimension
There is a world where everything is possible: flying through space, getting to live
people’s memories, walking through unknown cities and even killing for fun. you
just need a helmet to connect up to the virtual reality where all minds are linked.
All kinds of experience are available. it is more real than reality, more vivid than a
dream; it is the place where all desires are fulfilled. its name is: ONyRiCON.
But some people get lost in the web, like zoe’s best friend, Miri, who is trapped in
the pirate social network, X-stream. zoe realises that she has to act when other
people entrapped in X-stream start dying for real. Bastian is the only one who can
help her. in the past he broke her heart. Now he has to save her life.
the expressive power of the matrix
the visionary spirit of inception
the rhythm of top paranormal tv series
THe LasT dreaM
372 pages
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roberto oleotto
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ya FicTion
emma romero
Garden
Italy, the Renaissance in the future. A girl starts her fight for freedom in a world
where borth art and science are forbidden and the price of a dream is death
Maite is 16 and is the most efficient worker in her factory. She silently nurtures her
passion for singing while she dreams of reaching the mythical garden at the end of
the world, where legend says that rebels live in complete freedom. After a long war,
in italy the Rebirth is set up and to prevent a return to chaos, both arts and science
are forbidden and reserved to the elite class. All that is left to those excluded is a
life of hard labour and deprivations under a terrible control system and a certain
death for any violation. A life without hope, which makes you even end up wishing
to escape your dreams.
However the day of redemption has come and after the abduction of her best
friend Erika, Maite decides to let the world hear her voice.
“A horde of drones, that’s what we have become.
I don’t think that is what our forefathers had in mind
when they used to say that one day we would return to glory.”
a powerful ya novel written by a very talented italian author.
a strong, original heroine and fascinating characters depicted with
a sharP and engaging writing.
by the italian publisher of hunger games, a new sparkling dystopian
novel reminiscent of orwell’s imaginary.
Garden · THe secreT pLace
aT THe end oF THe WorLd
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Leonardo patrignani
MULTiversUM • UTopia
The end of every journey is the first breath of a new world
The reality where Alex, Jenny and Marco have lived for eighteen years is a comfortable world, a new life far from the dramatic memories of 2014, buried deep in their
souls. However, the safe haven where they grew up is only one of the infinite sides
of the dice, one of the multiple realities of the Multiuniverse.
Elsewhere their bodies have grown old and the world lies under the terrible rule
of someone who fears their power. They have crossed through parallel dimensions
and passed the limits of time by digging up the past. The meaning of their journey
is about to be revealed. Their memory is the last hope left.
“the story enthrals, the book entertains, and the final page leaves you
wanting to find out how it all ends, if, indeed, it does.”
La Repubblica
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MULTiversUM
MeMory
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MULTiversUM
390 pages
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350 pages
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348 pages
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sTriGes • THe voice oF sHadoW
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Barbara Baraldi
A witch, an inquisitor.
Only the greatest love can burn beyond the flames of the stake
zoe dreamed of rebelling against her destiny to be a witch and flee to freedom
together with Sebastian, the inquisitor she is in love with, her executioner. But the
motorbike they escape on crashes and zoe reawakens from a coma in an unknown
place. She does not remember anything about the accident or about Sebastian, but
a name surfaces in the delirium of her fever: Adam. Who is this mysterious person
who emerged from her unconsciousness? And who are the creatures that populate the halls of the Sanctuary, the institute where the witches of the Sisterhood
are treating her while she completes her internship? Demigods, vampires, fairies,
shape-shifters, and the most varied creatures are all victims of persecution and
find refuge within the walls of the Academy. But zoe will not find peace until she
realises the only spell she fulfils her dream: reconstructing her past and finding her
great, impossible love once more.
she has been selected as one of the most representative authors
of contemporary italian noir (together with andrea camilleri, massimo
carlotto, giancarlo de cataldo and carlo lucarelli) for the bbc
documentary “italian noir - the story of the italian crime fiction”.
sTriGes
THe voice oF sHadoW
sTriGes • iMMorTaL proMise
350 pages
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cover Photo: dihaze
492 pages
hardcover w/jacket
cover illustration:
nicoletta ceccoli
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vanni santoni HG
UnKnoWn Land • THe aWaKeninG
A new exciting trilogy with a perfect mixture of folk tale,
action, chivalric epic, and classical mythology
Ailis learned not to be afraid of anything. She was only a child when a horde of
ruthless knights came to her island and massacred the inhabitants of the village
where she grew up, taking away her friend vevisa. in her crazy task to find her, Ailis
sets out on an initiatory journey across unknown and wonderful lands where she
encounters slavery, battles, love and death, before realising her own true nature
and discovering the very secrets behind the universe.
a new massive fantasy saga that will win over fans of george r. r.
martin, terry brooks and licia troisi.
vanni santoni hg is a writer and journalist. his publications include
the novels gli interessi comuni (common interests; feltrinelli 2008),
se fossi fuoco arderei firenze (if i were fire, i would consume florence;
laterza 2011), and in territorio nemico (in enemy territory; minimum
fax 2013).
UnKnoWn Land • THe aWaKeninG
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My one direcTion sUMMer
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valentina camerini
The story of an unforgettable summer following the cult band One Direction’s tracks
Finally summer is here. Azzurra cannot wait to leave for Sardinia with her aunt. But
all the things she dreamed of are swept away when her parents decide to send her
in England for a study holiday. No beach, no sun, no friends, but she will have to go
to class and do homework everyday!
All she has left to console herself are the songs of One Direction, her favourite band,
to listen to at full volume. But then she makes a discovery that turns her summer
around: Liam, Louis, Harry, Niall, and zayn were born just around the corner from
where she is! They went to the very same places she sees everyday and breathed
the same air! And so, together with her new friends, a full-blown treasure hunt begins with an unforgettable summer, true friendships, and maybe even a love story.
“Their voices have the power to bring me away
from everything, from problems, from difficulties.
With them I can dream a different life.
Fot this reason even the little chance to meet them
leave me completely breathless.”
My one direcTion sUMMer
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Francesco Gungui
i sTiLL LiKe yoU
THe Way yoU are
more than
70,000
coPies sold
Love is not the answer, but the question
Two years have passed since the summer when Alice and Luca’s love began. Two
years since they uttered the words: “i like you the way you are”. Now Alice is entering her last year at high school, whereas Luca has suddenly decided to leave for
San Francisco to study Economics at Berkeley. A difficult long-distance relationship
of jet lag and rushed video-calls begins. Their love is put to the ultimate test. And
while Luca is losing his head for the sake of a lap dancer, Alice discovers a true passion for journalism and for... a young journalist! A last minute flight, an unexpected
phone call, a last night together back in Milan again: here are the magic ingredients that will help them defy the odds stacked against their love.
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i sTiLL LiKe yoU
THe Way yoU are
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i LiKe yoU THe Way yoU are
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i THoUGHT i WoULd rUn
aWay WiTH yoU
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Loredana Frescura - Marco Tomatis
yoU KnoW noTHinG aBoUT Love
A boy in a coma. A girl who tells him wonderful love stories.
An awakening that becomes the thrill of finding love
Rocco and Even are eighteen and go to the same school. Between them, just a few stolen glances,
a few words in the school corridors. When Even finds out that Rocco is in hospital in a coma, she
decides to visit him. Her visits instantly become a daily ritual. Every evening, Even tells him a love
story, one of the stories she was told as a child by germana, the lay nun she grew up with, in a group
home where she still lives. Rocco cannot move, speak or communicate, but can hear everything that
is said to him. Through the particular stories Even tells, Rocco slowly pieces together what happened to him. While Even realises that he was a victim of a cruel game, some sort of gang initiation
ritual. Little by little, a story emerges of bullying and violence built on complicity and silence. it will
be Even’s presence that makes him understand everything and come out of the coma. And he will
realise that only Even’s love for him has made it possible.
from two bestselling authors, with more than 150,000 copies sold, a
touching and intimate love story which will enchant teen readers.
yoU KnoW noTHinG aBoUT Love
245 pages
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THe WoMan WHo crossed THe ocean
An original and compelling love story that links two
destinies, two continents, two worlds
The story of Ana Maria de Jesus Ribeiro da Silva, the heroine of two worlds. Born in the small Brazilian village of Laguna, Anita grows up as a rebel: she rides, she shoots and she is enraged when uncle
Antonio talks about the abuses by rich people, priests, exploiters. However, neither her pride nor her
stubbornness enable her to avoid the destiny that Anita’s family has set for her: a marriage with
a mean, despicable man at only 14. Then a meeting with giuseppe garibaldi changes everything:
Anita leaves her homeland to follow the man she’s desperately fallen in love with, and to fight for
the values she’s always believed in.
Both in South America and in Europe, she’ll stand up to protect her love, her family, and justice. She’s
the woman who crossed the ocean.
“finally, a really great read for young adults. a different, unique book.
(...) anita is a wonderful, multi-faceted and far too neglected character,
to whom the book pays a heartfelt tribute. there’s a lot of sandokan in
this novel, like its adventurous, captivating and passionate heroine.”
Giorgia Grilli, TTL
THe WoMan WHo crossed
THe ocean
288 pages
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Manuela salvi
THe darK side oF THe HearT
A strong love story set in a Gomorrah World
What happens if an attorney’s daughter crosses up path of a mafia member? What
if they fall in love despite their relationship being doomed from the start? 18 years
old Bianca follows her dad to Southern italy, where he’s going to investigate an
illegal trade of disposing poisonous waste. 19 years old Manuel is a promising
member of the Di giacomo mafia clan and in charge of the trade. Bianca and
Manuel meet at the Art School and they seem to share a life shrouded in shadows
and loneliness, which is the trigger that makes them fall in love with each other.
But trouble soon starts to blow, pushing everybody to a difficult crossroads.
an outstanding contemporary version of romeo and juliet myth,
in which a topical subject like mafia is approached in an enticing way,
with the appeal of a hard-won teen love story.
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THe darK side oF THe HearT
a sTory oF MaFia and Love
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FirsT readers
3+
FirsT readers
sTeppinG sTones
The popular Stepping Stones series now presents wonderful stories
for a PRE-SCHOOL target written by a selection of the most important
Italian authors and illustrators for children
3+
simone Frasca
THe scHooL
in THe ForesT,
WHo is aBsenT?
agostino Traini
raMBLinG
THroUGH FaBLes
Everything can be more fun
with a pinch of fantasy
A funny reading about children’s
first experience outside the family
and initial moments of shyness
Five rascal friends visit characters of fairy
tales and have fun playing havoc with the
storylines.
it’s roll-call time at the school in the forest.
Coloured spots, quills, trunks and beaks… But
someone is missing! Where could Sofia be?
THe scHooL in THe ForesT,
WHo is aBsenT?
raMBLinG THroUGH FaBLes
48 pages
PAPERBACK
iLLUSTRATiONS: AgOSTiNO TRAiNi
48 pages
PAPERBACK
iLLUSTRATiONS: SiMONE FRASCA
a seLecTion oF TiTLes in THis coLLecTion:
THoUsands oF JoBs
48 pages
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iLLUSTRATiONS:
ANNA MARiA CURTi
40
Five rascaLs and a
MaGic poT
cHiLdren Have
WinGs
48 pages
PAPERBACK
iLLUSTRATiONS:
AgOSTiNO TRAiNi
48 pages
PAPERBACK
iLLUSTRATiONS:
DESiDERiA gUiCCiARDiNi
Bravo BiMBÙ
48 pages
PAPERBACK
iLLUSTRATiONS:
ANDREA MORUCCi
WHo’s inTo My
Hair?
48 pages
PAPERBACK
iLLUSTRATiONS: SUALzO
sTeppinG sTones
FirsT readers
6+
With a range of 20 titles, the Green Stepping Stones
guide young readers in the pleasure of reading, through simple text,
bright illustrations and an appendix full of fun games
6+
daniela palumbo
pieTro ToMaTo
When Pietro sees Eleonora he goes completely red. Everyone at school has noticed this, and so they all call him Pietro Tomato.
They take every opportunity to make fun of him and all those eyes on him are
like headlights pointed at his flaming cheeks. How can he get a hold on that fire?
Easy, you just need a boxing champion grandfather as a trainer and one fine day
shyness will throw in the towel.
a seLecTion oF TiTLes in THis coLLecTion:
pieTro ToMaTo
48 pages
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iLLUSTRATiONS: CARLA MANEA
augusto Macchetto
in THe BLacKBoard
pina varriale
LeLLo THe BULLy
48 pages
PAPERBACK
iLLUSTRATiONS:
MANOLA CAPRiNi
48 pages
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iLLUSTRATiONS:
NEDDA COTRONAi
enza emira Festa
THe crocodiLe’s
TerriBLe QUarreL
WiTH His oWn
TooTHBrUsH
48 pages
PAPERBACK
iLLUSTRATiONS:
ALFREDO BELLi
rights sold to
turkey (Pegasus)
41
FirsT readers
7+
sTeppinG sTones
With a range of 20 titles, the Red Stepping Stones appeal to those
who are already reading with confidence. With coloured illustrations
and an appendix (‘Why, Why, Why’) at the back of every volume in which curious readers
can find answers to all of their questions
7+
silvia vecchini
isaBeLLa & co.
THe MysTery oF THe MUTanT FisH
Spending your summer holidays in the country may seem like a dead bore, unless you join a gang. A gang that looks for ghosts? Perhaps. That does dangerous
things? Could be. The one sure thing is that adventure and mystery are a certainty for isabella and her friends, because the moat behind the school contains
strange fish without tails and without fins…
a seLecTion oF TiTLes in THis coLLecTion:
isaBeLLa & co
THe MisTery oF THe MUTanT FisH
Miriam dubini
i don’T LiKe WriTinG
80 pages
PAPERBACK
iLLUSTRATiONS: ANTONiO viNCENTi (SUALzO)
72 pages
PAPERBACK
iLLUSTRATiONS:
FRANCESCA CARABELLi
vivian Lamarque
THe LiTTLe GirL
on TipToes
stefania Lepera
3 deTecTives and 2
MaTH-MysTeries
64 pages
PAPERBACK
iLLUSTRATiONS:
MANUELA SANTiNi
80 pages
PAPERBACK
iLLUSTRATiONS:
FRANCESCA CARABELLi
sTeppinG sTones
With a range of 17 titles, Blue Stepping Stones have been created
for advanced readers, with colour illustrations and additional facts and
information at the end of each book listed in the appendix ‘Something extra’
9+
annalisa strada
My sisTer THe snaKe
Agata is so pleased when grandmother gives
out to Penelope! Her sister is ALWAyS playing
lots of tricks. Agata is gullible and trusting,
and falls for it every time. it is her grandmother’s birthday in a few days and Agata
wants to give her a special gift. According
to an ancient oriental legend, if you build a
thousand paper cranes you can make a wish.
And her grandmother has at least three wishes! But folding a thousand origami in secret
turns out to be trickier than she had thought,
and Agata is forced to ask for someone’s help.
But can she really trust Penelope?
My sisTer THe snaKe
96 pages
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iLLUSTRATiONS: ELiSA ROCCHi
nicoLeTTa BorToLoTTi
THe Waves oF FreedoM
Mahmud is 10 and has an unbridled passion
for surfing. The waves of gaza City are not
honkers like those in Hawaii, but you can ride
them, even with a wooden toilet seat. The
sea is the only land where you can feel free,
in a city targeted by daily bombings, where
children play at guessing the tank models
on the streets. But when a real surfer arrives
on the beach with real surfboards, Mahumd
finds a mentor to teach him the secrets of
the sea. And that’s not all. There’s another
pupil, Samir, an israeli boy with whom Mahmud shouldn’t even speak. yet he discovers
they are waiting for the same wave! And it
doesn’t matter whether that wave is israeli
or Palestinian.
FirsT readers
9+
THe Ways oF FreeedoM
96 pages
PAPERBACK
iLLUSTRATiONS: FABiANO FiORiN
a valuable story that deals with
the subject of the conflict in the
middle east, through the innocent,
disenchanted eyes of a boy.
an engaging and touching novel
inspired by a true story
TuttoLibri - La Stampa
FirsT readers
9+
alessandro Gatti
Manuela salvi
proFessor FocUssen’s sTories
A new, truly brilliant series of fiction for children, which combines adventure,
science, interesting facts and stacks of fun
it is the last day of school when twins Maddie and Mark receive a mysterious blue
letter inviting them to the fabulous Smart Camp, the summer camp for young geniuses! Will the Smart Team manage to win the Mystery Race, the one that will lead
them along the trail of the biggest scientific mysteries and the darkest secrets in the
History of the planet? Will Maddie, Mark, Shiva and Quasar, led by the talented and
eccentric professor Focussen, be able to solve the complicated enigmas of the Blue
Notebook before the other teams in the competition, especially before their fearsome (and not altogether fair) rivals in group Kz?
• the first clue takes them into the centre of one of the biggest
mysteries of mankind: the circle of stones at stonehenge.
• the second adventure is about the search for the legendary city of
atlantis.
• the third enigma is set in the wild valleys of mexico on the trail of
an ancient atzec leader.
• the fourth mystery lead the smart team to a crazy voyage on the
chase of u.f.o. in the blazing desert of new mexico.
• BooK iv •
U.F.o. proGraM
152 pages
hardcover
illustrations: fabiano fiorin
44
• BooK i •
THe norTH sTar
• BooK ii •
THe coMpass rose
• BooK iii •
THe Jade eye
160 pages
hardcover
illustrations:
fabiano fiorin
152 pages
hardcover
illustrations:
fabiano fiorin
152 pages
hardcover
illustrations:
fabiano fiorin
rights sold to turkey (BEyAz BALiNA)
non FicTion
non FicTion
9+
full colours
books
parTy recipes
A brand new project created in collaboration with one of the most popular
and prestigious Italian cooking magazine, Sale & Pepe Kids
Any excuse is good to celebrate and mess around in the kitchen!
Birthdays, Christmas, 31st December, Halloween, 15th August: for every festivity,
religious and not, here are some great ideas for preparing snacks and themed
banquets to satisfy all food lovers.
Fresh, healthy and easy recipes particularly deviced for kids along with useful
tips to make cooking an entertaining and yummy family event. i’m so hungry...
What are we celebrating?
RICETTE
I N FESTA
each recipe is photographed to show the final result and the
preparation stages are clearly explained and illustrated, listing all the
necessary ingredients and quantities, preparation and cooking times.
without forgetting to mention that an adult must be present in the
kitchen when children have to cut or bake food.
Ricette sane
e divertenti
per festeggiare
insieme!
fagotti ni
40
min
a sorpresa
• 4 rotoli di pasta sfoglia
rettangolare
• 300 g di patate
• 150 g di speck a fettine
96 pages
HARDCOvER
6
5
• 6 uova
• 4 fette di prosciutto cotto
• olio extravergine d’oliva
• sale, pepe
Lessate le patate in acqua bollente salata.
Rassodate le uova. Tagliate lo speck a listarelle e rosolatele in una padella antiaderente,
senza condimento, per renderle croccanti.
Sbucciate le patate e passatele allo schiacciapatate. Mescolatele in una ciotola con lo
speck e regolate di sale e pepe.
+1 RIGA
Sgusciate e tritate grossolanamente le uova
insieme al prosciutto e insaporite con poco
sale e pepe. Se i due composti risultano asciutti,
ammorbiditeli con poco olio.
2
3
ta n t i a u g u r i a t e ! - i l c o m p l e a n n o d e l l e b a m b i n e
ta n t i a u g u r i a t e ! - i l c o m p l e a n n o d e l l e b a m b i n e
parTy recipes
4
ingredienti x 8 persone
Ricavate dalla sfoglia 16 strisce di 10x20
cm. Dividetevi le due farce disponendole a
triangolo su uno dei lati corti.
Dal lato opposto praticate dei forellini o dei
taglietti, a seconda del ripieno, per identificarli una volta cotti.
Ripiegate le strisce su se stesse a triangolo,
sigillando i bordi con poco olio. Disponete i fagottini su una teglia coperta di carta da
forno e cuoceteli in forno ventilato a 200° per
10 minuti.
17
16
una bellissi ma torta
80
min
• 400 g di farina, più quella
per la lavorazione
• 250 g di emmentaler
• olio extravergine d’oliva, sale
• 3 carote
• 1 peperone
• 3 zucchine medie
• 1 pizzico di bicarbonato
Disponete la farina a fontana sul piano di
lavoro. Unitevi il bicarbonato e 1 pizzico di
sale, poi versate al centro 0,75 dl di olio e 1,25 dl
di acqua tiepida. Impastate a lungo fino a ottenere un composto liscio.
5b
tes
3b
o
to?
S a n S i lv e S t r i n o . i l c e n o n e d e i p i c c o l i
62
st
es
ot
Sul piano infarinato, stendete le porzioni di
pasta con il matterello in dischi sottili (circa
2 mm). Cuoceteli, uno alla volta, in una padella
antiaderente, qualche minuto su entrambi i lati
finché si formano bolle scure.
5a
st
Con la grattugia a fori grossi, grattugiate le
verdure, pulite e lavate. Tagliate il formaggio
a lamelle con un pelapatate.
3a
te
te
46
96 pages
HARDCOvER
S a n S i lv e S t r i n o . i l c e n o n e d e i p i c c o l i
recipes WiTH Friends
Modellate sul piano un cilindro di pasta e
tagliatelo in 5 parti uguali: avvolgete ogni
porzione in pellicola trasparente e fate riposare
mentre preparate gli altri ingredienti.
2
to
Impilate le piadine su un largo foglio di
alluminio, farcendole con le verdure e il
formaggio e condendo ogni strato con un filo
d’olio e poco sale. Richiudete l’alluminio intorno alla torta e infornate a 200° per 20 minuti.
Decoratela con fettine di zucchina e cubetti di
peperone e servitela a fette calda o tiepida.
63
non FicTion
MaGic FooTBaLL
A new funny and original way to know everything about football!
9+
Football is one of the most popular sports in the world and one of the most enjoyable team games. Created for young people approaching the game for the first
time, a comic-strip handbook which illustrates what children should expert to find
during a football training year.
an enticing book to learn your sport and fair play with comics.
the perfect reading in view of 2014 world cup in brazil!
Provisional cover
MaGic FooTBaLL
200 pages
trade PaPerback with flaPs
illustrations: mauro marchesi
MaGica sQUadra
La coppa Fair pLay
168 pages
PAPERBACK
iLLUSTRATiONS:
MAURO MARCHESi
156 pages
PAPERBACK
iLLUSTRATiONS:
MAURO MARCHESi
47
non FicTion
Simple words for important issues
11+
Giovanni Bignami • cristina Bellon
THe FUTUre expLained To yoUnG peopLe
How will we produce energy in the future (without destroying the Earth)? Will there
be a mission to Mars? How can you catch a comet? What is the centre of the earth
made of? Do extra-terrestrials exist? Can DNA be synthesised? Does time travel exist?
What is the dark energy that fills the universe? Robot games and holograms: will they
be the videogames of the future? What will cities be like? Questions and answers to
understand the present and learn about the future.
giovanni bignami astrophysicist and “lincei” academic has written
several books and articles on science.
cristina bellon is an expert writer and sci-fi fan.
in THe saMe coLLecTion:
THe FUTUre expLained
To yoUnG peopLe
168 pages
TRADE PAPERBACK WiTH FLAPS
iLLUSTRATiONS: FEDERiCO MARiANi
48
pietro ichino
WorK expLained
To yoUnG peopLe
antonio nicaso
MaFia expLained
To yoUnG peopLe
168 pages
TRADE PAPERBACK
WiTH FLAPS
iLLUSTRATiONS:
FEDERiCO MARiANi
168 pages
TRADE PAPERBACK
WiTH FLAPS
iLLUSTRATiONS:
FEDERiCO MARiANi
rights sold to sPain (SiRUELA)
Giuseppe Brillante
Green issUes
expLained
To yoUnG peopLe
168 pages
TRADE PAPERBACK
WiTH FLAPS
iLLUSTRATiONS:
FEDERiCO MARiANi
Toni capuozzo
Wars expLained
To yoUnG peopLe
192 pages
TRADE PAPERBACK
WiTH FLAPS
iLLUSTRATiONS:
FEDERiCO MARiANi
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