Isabella Salmoirago is an Italian writer. She has been active in publishing for over 30 years as a children’s books author, senior editor, ghostwriter, book producer; she is the owner of Storybox Creative Lab and joins the Italian Children Writers Association.
With Marco Antonio Rosso, she has created the super attractive world of The Gugulùs, a beautiful series just launched in Italy by Feltrinelli Gribaudo (2020
As everyone knows, an immense plastic island rotates lazily on itself in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
But no one knows that the Gugulùs have taken shape here: bizarre colorful little creatures, with plastic caps for hats, who use sandals and rubber ducks like rafts, plastic spoons and forks like spears, the only inhabitants of a world now deserted. Or at least, this is what they believe… The Gugulùs are geniuses of “creative recycling”. They live cheerful and happy, struggling as they can, but there are thousands of difficulties they encounter every day in this crazy, all-plastic world, including the poor reception of their neighbours, the rich Zigoli. But among the Gugulùs there are arrogant accumulators of plastia and guguzze (their current money). But there is also a group of dreamers, who think that somewhere there is still a world without plastic and they dream of finding it. Little heroes who try to clean up the island and fight in secret to free the animals imprisoned in plastic to recreate a new clean world for all of us!
Target: Fiction, 6+
Format: 14 x 19 cm
Character Design: Laeli Erre
Texts: Isabella Salmoirago and Marco Rosso
Illustrations: Laeli Erre