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THE BERLIN OFFSIDE

Christian Antonini

SOMETIMES A GAME CAN CHANGE THE WORLD

 

Every afternoon, in a small square in Berlin, eight kids get together to play a football tournament. But a wall, raised between East and West the night before the final, separates the two teams forever. The winner will never be decided… or will it? There is still a chance to play one last, memorable game.

* A story of adventure and rebellion, set against the iron curtain that split Germany in two.

* World history seen through the eyes of children, for whom there are no such things as barriers and divisions, only obstacles to be overcome.

FIRST PUBLISHER: GIUNTI (ITALY), 2018

TV RIGHTS OPTIONED

Christian Antonini

Christian is an author, journalist, translator and videogame creator. He lives in the Valassina mountains with his family, five cats, a dog and the characters of his novels. In 2016, he published The Berlin Offside, which was a finalist for the Bancarellino Children’s Prize and won Il Gigante della Langhe in 2017. In 2018, the rights of the same book were optioned for a TV series.