Italy’s bestselling children’s authors
* A sophisticated editorial product with exquisite cover artwork, old-style maps, comparative chronological tables and short profiles of the historical figures mentioned.
* A return to the tradition of Salgari’s adventure stories for children, in an appealing, contemporary style.
FIRST PUBLISHER: SOLFERINO (ITALY), 2018
RIGHTS SOLD IN GREECE: METAIXMIO
FIRST SIX TITLES: 1. HERE COME THE HOOD BROTHERS, GUIDO SGARDOLI / 2. BLACK POWDER, MIRIAM DUBINI / 3. THE TERRIBLE TESTAMENT OF JEREMY HOPPERTON, DAVIDE MOROSINOTTO / 4. THE RETURN OF THE TSAR, PIERDOMENICO BACCALARIO 5. THE MYSTERIOUS VIKING, SABRINA COLLOREDO / 6. THE PIRATE QUEEN, EDUARDO JÁUREGUI – MORE TITLES COMING SOON
Guido has always cultivated a passion for drawing, animation and writing. He has published more than eighty books with the major Italian publishers and his books have been translated into several languages. He is one of the most interesting Italian writers for children. He has thrice been awarded the Italian Andersen Prize: in 2009, 2015 and 2018. In 2019 he is a finalist for the Strega Children’s Prize.
Pierdomenico grew up in an old house with a library containing over 20,000 volumes. A writer and journalist, his books have sold millions of copies worldwide and have been translated into over 30 languages. Today he is considered one of the greatest Italian children’s authors.
Davide is not only a sci-fi and children’s author, but also a journalist and videogame translator. He has written over thirty titles. In 2017 he won the Italian Andersen Award with The Pocket Watch Gang, the adventure he dreams of having lived as a child. The Pocket Watch Gang was a finalist in 2018 at Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis in Germany and in 2019 is shortlisted in France at Prix Livrentête, Prix des lectures du Mans et dela Sarthe, Prix du Salon du livre jeunesse du Giennois. In 2018, Two Red Stars, another of his books with international success, won In Other Words – Booktrust’s Book in Translation Award in London.
“A book is a like a bicycle, it can take you anywhere, along imaginary roads. And take your breath away.” Miriam wrote. She also said, when presenting her new novel Black Dust, “Adventure is essential for life, like food and water.” Miriam passed away this summer, aged 41, in a road accident.
She had a degree in semiotics, with a dissertation on narration in fairy tales. She wrote for and performed in children’s theatre and the circus. Then, she wrote novels and comic strips for Disney, Mattel, Edizioni BD, Battello a Vapore, Giunti, Mondadori and Bonelli, and designed and created games using recycled materials for Art Attack.