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MYSTERY

Mysteries are so cool!

We know well that all children have at least one mystery book on their shelves.
For this reason, today, we have selected some exciting scary readings for little detectives who love mysterious adventures!

OUR HIGHLIGHTS from the 2020 Rights Catalogue!

6 THRILLING ADVENTURES FOR
LITTLE READERS

FULVIA DEGL’INNOCENTI

MYSTERY SERIES

Fiction, 8+

A new and fresh series from our Author Fulvia Degl’Innocenti that, through thrilling and mysterious stories with aliens, ghosts, old books, teach to the little ones the value of friendship, family, curiosity, good readings and spirit of adventure.

6 titles available: 
Grandma is an Alien (Pages: 120);
The Ghost Twin (Pages: 48),
The Strange Case of the Rocking Horse (Pages: 80),
Mystery in the Library (Pages: 128),
Horror House (Pages: 96)
The Ghost of the Fortress (Pages: 96)

Target: Fiction, 8+
Format: 13,5 x 18,5 cm
Binding: Softcover
Texts: Fulvia Degl’Innocenti
Cover design: Paola Formica

THE ANIMANS

BRUNO TOGNOLINI

THE GARDEN OF ETERNAL
SNOUTS

Fiction, YA

A touching and magically real story about a pet cemetery. A Maine Coon cat called Ginger wakes up after an illness to discover she’s actually dead, and one of many animals – referred to as Animans – who are now ethereal souls who live like “wind in the wind” or animals inhabiting all animals. They no longer have a physical presence, they are weightless, invisible to humans, can travel through time and space, and also into dreams. The main narrative describes mysterious occurrences in the cemetery which a group of Animans tries to investigate. The themes touched on are of a spiritual and ecological nature, using language and invention – in a way that has been compared to Gianni Rodari – to think about the meaning of life itself. From an animal’s perspective. 

Target: Fiction, YA-Adult-crossover
Format: 14 x 21 cm
Pages: 272
Binding: Hardcover with jacket
Texts: Bruno Tognolini
 

Awards: Book of the Year Fahrenheit (RAI Radio3) 2017, Finalist Premio Strega Ragazzi 2017, LiBeR Award 2017

IS AMARANTA REALLY A VAMPIRE?

GABRIELE CLIMA

MY TEACHER IS A VAMPIRE!

Fiction, 6+

Is Amaranta really a vampire? Greta seems certain, indeed, very certain. And so a deep, passionate study begins hunting for evidence, with relatives, parents, friends, the librarian, and even internet. A cheerful and bubbly story to show (with a dash of suspense and a touch of thrill-tale) how appearances can be deceiving, and how to find out the truth it’s enough to undermine the point of view from which we are used to observe things. Because reality is not the same for everyone, it changes depending on how we look at it.

Target: Fiction, 6+
Format: 7,50 x 14 cm
Pages: 48
Binding: Softcover
Texts: Gabriele Clima
Illustrations: Carla Manea
English sample translation available

LEGENDS AND ADVENTURES

LAURA WALTER

MISTICA MAËVA TRILOGY

Fiction, Fantasy Adventure, 8+

An original and accomplished middle grade trilogy. The writing is superb. It is rich in colour with delightful swashbucklings of metaphor.
Readers will engage with the winsome, personable characters and be carried away by the exhilarating plot. The books are steeped in irresistible Italian atmosphere and legend, from Venice to Verona to Padova. Each book has its own standalone appeal, but would make an accomplished and compelling series. A rattling Grand Tour from the comfort of our chairs!

Titles: The Venice Ring (Pages: 192),
The Starry Tower (Pages: 328),
The Secret Balcony (Pages: 306)

Target: Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure, 8+
Format: 14 x 21 cm
Binding: Hardcover with Jackets – Also available in a paperback version
Texts: Laura Walter
Rights sold: Netherlands, Greece

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