Mariapaola Pesce, Martina Tonello

What’s a home? A den to take shelter in, a nest in which to raise our children, a quiet corner for our hobbies.

A trip around the world, in the company of an unusual character who wants to see for himself the customs and traditions of all the people he encounters.

Eleven types of homes scattered around five continents, treating young readers to insights into the most outrageously peculiar homes in the world, and also revealing the customs of the world’s peoples.

First Publisher: Electa Kids (Italy), 2018

Pages: 24

Angélique Cevalier

Very few traces remain of Di Angélique Chevalier’s life. History books cite three Angélique Chevaliers who, at different times between the late1600s and the late 1800s, printed a variety of short publications in Reims, Champagne region, just outside Paris. It was believed, as is often the case in traditional families, that the name Angélique had been passed down through the generations or was, more simply, a nom de plume, one of those made-up epithets used by people you’d least expect, especially in France (like King Louis VIII who used one to write in the Gazette). This led to the suspicion that at least one of the three Angéliques may have been a lady in the court of the French king, an aspiring swordswoman, a lady-in-waiting, the personal spy of queen Anne of Austria and also of cardinal Richelieu. All excellent reasons, we think, for hiding one’s identity.