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Pino Pace, nice to meet you!

Pino Pace is an Italian writer, he has published several books including novels, illustrated books, reportages and haiku collections. Some of his books have been translated and published in China, Colombia, South Korea, Russia, Spain and Taiwan.

In addition to teaching, he holds workshops on writing and reading practices in schools, libraries and cultural centers in Italy and abroad. He is a founding member of ICWA (Italian Children’s Writers Association).

cartoon movie production based on his book Bestiacce! The Incredible Adventures of Sam Colam and Professor Pico Pane (written and illustrated with the artist Giorgio Sommacal) has been optioned and is in progress at Studio Bozzetto &Co, an Italian multi-award winning production company founded in 1960 by the world renowned cartoonist Bruno Bozzetto in Milan.

OUR HIGHLIGHTS from the 2020 Rights Catalogue!

PINO PACE & GIORGIO SOMMACAL


1 000 000 DINOSAURS for DIEGO ZANZANA


Fiction, 6+

It’s a hot mid-September day. Holidays are over and Diego Zanzana, a 12-year-old boy, is called by Professor Shect, an old family friend, at the Sassogrande chronophysical laboratory. He had never heard the professor so excited and then that story of the appearance of dinosaurs on the overpass of the ring road that TV was talking  about last night… He would  have expected  anything but to end up in the Cretaceous on a time machine similar to a bicycle. And with a difficult mission to accomplish and only two alternatives: to save the world or die. Between prehistoric forests, hungry allosaurs, Keinan techniques and humans from the Grix and the Kriller Era who consider him a virus, Diego will have to fight tooth and nail to return home, back to the 21st century!

Target: Fiction, 6+
Format: 22 x 13,5 cm – Pages: 192
Binding: Hardcover
Texts: Pino Pace
Illustrations: Giorgio Sommacal

PINO PACE & GIORGIO SOMMACAL

WEIRD BEASTS

The Incredible Adventures of Sam Colam and Professor Pico Pane

Picture Books, 7+

The book is a notebook collecting the sketches and drawings that Professor Pico Pane and his assistant Sam Colam reported from their exploration journeys to the discovery of animals that no one has ever seen. The two protagonists traveled in fact to the darkest forests, heard about ancient stories and produced this exceptional document in the purest “carnet de voyage” style. The messed up pages give back the hilarious tale of the adventures of the two explorers, enriched by the vignettes of these weird beasts! Will all this be fake? Will all this be true? We will never know… Target: Picture Books, 7+

Format: 21 x 26 cm – Pages: 48
Binding: Softcover with flaps
Texts: Pino Pace
Illustrations: Giorgio Sommacal
Rights sold: Chinese (Simplified)

PINO PACE & GIORGIO SOMMACAL

UNIVERZOO

The Space Adventures of Sam Colam and Professor Pico Pane

Picture Books, 7+

This time the two scientists change their environment: they will no longer travel on Earth, but in the space, onto other planets and in other galaxies, to discover the pignocchio, the gnorz, the megaccola and a lot of other strange beings. A new notebook full of hilarious texts and detailed images in steampunk style that depict the most extravagant creatures, this time no longer just animals… A new amusing book that with wit and humor stimulates the observing spirit of young readers, encouraging them to face new situations, catching the most ironic part of the adventure!

Target: Picture Books, 7+
Format: 21 x 26 cm – Pages: 48
Binding: Softcover with flaps
Texts: Pino Pace
Illustrations: Giorgio Sommacal
Rights sold: Chinese (Simplified)

PINO PACE & GIORGIO SOMMACAL

PICOSAURS

All the dinosaurs of Sam Colam and Professor Pico Pane

Picture Books, 7+

You know the triceratops, the brontosaurus and the tyrannosaurus, don’t you? Here, you should forget them because this time the great scientist Professor Pico Pane and his trusted assistant Sam Colam have embarked on a Time Machine and are ready to describe and draw dinosaurs as we have never seen them. And it doesn’t matter if Sam cannot see very well and that our Professor is half mad… Their friend Bart, the inventor of the most useless appliances, built a machine that will take the two adventurers millions of years back to the past, to the Crestassic or maybe the Phantazoic or even the Juracean… Humanity will then discover till then unheard prehistoric animals: the schifosaurus, the polloraptor, the hammerhead, the tricosaur… and our two brave explorers will experience once again adventures, misadventures and troubles, but they will return eventually with their notebook full of drawings and notes, contributing to a big step forward for science!

Target: Picture Books, 7+
Format: 21 x 26 cm – Pages: 48
Binding: Softcover with flaps
Texts: Pino Pace
Illustrations: Giorgio Sommacal

PINO PACE

EUNO, THE SLAVE WHO BECAME KING

Fiction, 9+

In the II century BC, Sicily was the scene of the frst slave revolt that rebelled against Rome. This historically important revolt was led by Euno, a slave from Syria then sold to a patrician family in Enna, Sicily. The Author tells this story, narrates the facts and the adventures of this great man in the Italian ancient history who for 5 years, fghting, kept the dream of freedom high, for himself and for that part of Sicily which goes from Enna to Agrigento and Messina. That same part of Sicily that acclaimed him as their beloved Warrior King.
The writing is engaging for the target group to which it is addressed and the story involving and like a real modern adventure but fought in reality centuries ago!

Target: Fiction, Historical Novel 10+
Format: 15 x 21 cm – Pages: 156
Binding: Softcover
Texts: Pino Pace

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