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:
Here Come the Hood Brothers, Guido Sgardoli
Black Powder, Miriam Dubini
The Terrible Testament of Jeremy Hopperton Davide Morosinotto
The Return of the Tsar, Pierdomenico Baccalario
The Mysterious Viking, Sabrina Colloredo
The Pirate Queen, Eduardo Jáuregui
Guido has always cultivated a passion for drawing, animation and writing. He has published more than eighty books with the major Italian publishers, 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
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 authors for children.
Davide is not only a sci-fi and children’s author, but also 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. In 2018 The Pocket Watch Gang has been nominated as the best book for children in Germany and Two Red Stars won the Other Words – Booktrust’s Book in Translation Award in London (Honour title).
And The Pocket Watch Gang has been selected as one of the ten titles shortlisted for the Prix des Lecteurs du Mans et de la Sarthe in 2019 in France.
“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.