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Born from the experience and professionalism of White Star Publishers, which has been active internationally since 1984, White Star Kids offers an eclectic and lively catalog capable of uniting great new editions of children’s classics with innovative and original editorial projects, all with the same high design, editing and printing standards. The intuition and creativity of great contemporary illustrators have been entrusted with breathing new life into traditional children’s titles, thus creating unforgettable editions of classic fairy tales and of the most beloved children’s stories. A main part of the catalog; however, is dedicated to experimenting with new themes and forms of speech, by creating original projects that appeal not just to young readers of pre-school age, but also to older children who already read on their own, and ultimately to the adults, who guide the children along this journey of discovery about the joys of reading.

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THE LITTLE PRINCE, 4 THE SNOW QUEEN, 6 BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, 8 CLASSIC FAIRY TALES BY CHARLES PERRAULT, 14 BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. A LOVE STORY WITH BIG EARS, 16 SNOW WHITE THE HEN, 17 THE GREATEST FAIRY TALES, 20 ONCE UPON A TIME..., 21 A FUN PUZZLE BOOK, 23 WHO’S AFRAID OF WITCHES?, 24 WHO’S AFRAID OF THE BIG, BAD WOLF?, 25 ANIMAL TALES BY THE BROTHERS GRIMM, 26 THE FABLES OF PHAEDRUS, 28 THE FANTASTIC ANIMALS OF PHAEDRUS, LA FONTAINE AND AESOP, 32 I AM LIKE YOU! (SAID THE ELEPHANT TO THE MOUSE...), 34 I AM LIKE YOU! (SAID THE PIG TO THE WOLF...), 34 THE TRUE STORY OF THE LION’S MANE, 34 DINING WITH MONSTERS!, 38 CURIOUS CREATURES – A MIX & MATCH BOOK, 39 DINOSAURS – MIX & MATCH, 41 THE NUTCRAKER, 44 ALICE IN WONDERLAND, 46 SNOW WHITE, 48

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The Little Prince New Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Illustrations by Manuela Adreani Few novels have been as inspirational as “The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Now one of the most famous literary works of the 20th century has been re-imagined in this new edition by White Star. Follow the tale of the Little Prince as he discoverts the universe and learns lessons about life and love. Enriched with lavish illustrations by Manuela Adreani an artist who, with her rare sensitivity, has created a beautifully original version of this story to cherish. After completing an illustration diploma MANUELA ADREANI worked as a graphic artist and animator. After winning a scholarship to the European Institute of Design she worked for the Lastrego e Testa studio on TV series produced and broadcast by Italy’s RAI television. In 2011 she embarked on a career as a freelance illustrator, working with Benchmark and Scholastic India. She illustrated the volumes “Alice in Wonderland”, “Pinocchio”, “Snow White”, “The Wizard of Oz” for White Star Kids, and won one fo the winners of the illustration contest organized for the 130th anniversary of the creation of Pinocchio.

8+ 80 pages • 29 x 36 cm Padded hardcover 978 88 544 0984 2

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The Snow Queen New From the fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen Illustrations by Manuela Adreani A beautifully adapted version of “The Snow Queen”, one of the best-loved tales by Hans Christian Andersen. Enriched with lavish illustrations by Manuela Adreani an artist who, with her rare sensitivity, has created a charming version of this story to cherish. With a specially adapted text for young readers this new version of a much loved fairy tale will delight readers of all ages. After completing an illustration diploma MANUELA ADREANI worked as a graphic artist and animator. After winning a scholarship to the European Institute of Design she worked for the Lastrego e Testa studio on TV series produced and broadcast by Italy’s RAI television. In 2011 she embarked on a career as a freelance illustrator, working with Benchmark and Scholastic India. She illustrated the volumes “Alice in Wonderland”, “Pinocchio”, “Snow White”, “The Wizard of Oz” for White Star Kids, and won one fo the winners of the illustration contest organized for the 130th anniversary of the creation of Pinocchio.

8+ 80 pages • 29 x 36 cm Padded hardcover 978 88 544 0986 6

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Beauty and the Beast New From the story by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont Illustrations by Manuela Adreani The romantic and impossible love story between Beauty and the Beast has been the subject of various adaptations over the years. Now, Manuela Adreani has interpreted all the traditional elements of the fairy tale and combined them with her own beautiful, dream-like, illustrations. With a specially adapted text for young readers, this new version of a much loved classic will delight young and old readers alike. After completing an illustration diploma MANUELA ADREANI worked as a graphic artist and animator. After winning a scholarship to the European Institute of Design she worked for the Lastrego e Testa studio on TV series produced and broadcast by Italy’s RAI television. In 2011 she embarked on a career as a freelance illustrator, working with Benchmark and Scholastic India. She illustrated the volumes “Alice in Wonderland”, “Pinocchio”, “Snow White”, “The Wizard of Oz” for White Star Kids, and won one fo the winners of the illustration contest organized for the 130th anniversary of the creation of Pinocchio.

8+ 80 pages • 29 x 36 cm Padded hardcover 978 88 544 0984 2

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The Wizard of Oz Illustrations by Manuela Adreani The first edition of The Wizard of Oz, Lyman Frank Baum’s masterpiece, was published in 1900. Since then, generations of young readers have followed little Dorothy and her dog Toto on their intrepid journey through the wonderful world of Oz, into which the girl is thrown by a tornado. Along the way, Dorothy makes some odd friends who help her tackle dangers and adversity: the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion, characters who, along with the Wicked Witch of the West, the winged monkeys and the powerful and mysterious Oz, have become icons of our collective imagination. The incredible success of this work has inspired new stories for children set in the world of Oz, musicals and numerous movie adaptations, of which the 1933 version, starring Judy Garland, stands out. This book, an adaptation of the original text, is enhanced by stunning illustrations by Manuela Adreani, an artist of rare sensitivity capable of recreating the imaginary kingdom of the great and terrible wizard Oz with her drawings, and of conveying the magic of a story that has become a timeless classic.

8+ 80 pages • 29 x 36 cm Padded hardcover 978 88 544 0875 3

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Snow White Illustrations by Manuela Adreani Hair as black as ebony, lips as red as blood and skin as white as snow: this is the unforgettable description of Snow White, the captivating protagonist of one of the best loved and well-known fairy tales of all time. The adventures of the beautiful maiden, taken in by the seven dwarfs after escaping from the wicked queen, have fascinated children all over the world and inspired plays, ballets, musicals and movie adaptations, including Disney’s 1937 animated version. This book includes the adapted and modernized original text by the Brothers Grimm, who first collected and published the popular fairy tale in 1812, and is enhanced by elegant illustrations by Manuela Adreani, an artist of rare sensitivity capable of sketching the story’s best loved passages and characters in a vivid and innovative style. From the queens’ conversation with her magic mirror to Snow White’s escape through the woods; from her meeting with the seven dwarfs to the poisoned apple’s spell: the stunning illustrations capture and convey all the magic and charm of a fairy tale that has now become a timeless classic.

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Pinocchio Inspired by the masterpiece by Carlo Collodi Illustrated by Manuela Adreani Carlo Collodi’s masterpiece Pinocchio is the most widely read fairytale, beloved by children around the world. The adventures of the disobedient puppet with a heart of gold who dreams of becoming a real boy has entered into the collective imagination, as have many other characters born from the pen and genius of the Tuscan author: the Talking Cricket, the Cat, the Fox, the Blue Fairy, and the dreaded Mangiafuoco. The imaginative and ingenious narrative inventions have inspired films and short features, songs and musicals, and personalities of the caliber of Salvador Dalí. This volume, proposing an adaptation of the original text, is enriched with the splendid illustrations of Manuela Adreani, an artist of rare sensitivity, capable of capturing and elegantly transmitting all the magic and poetry of a story that has become a timeless classic.

8+ 80 pages • 29 x 36 cm Padded hardcover 978 88 540 2389 5

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Alice in Wonderland Inspired by the masterpiece by Lewis Carroll Illustrated by Manuela Adreani In Wonderland space and time are non-existent variables where the laws of physics are replaced by those of fantasy and chaos, which are undeniably more interesting and entertaining for the young protagonist of Lewis Carroll’s masterpiece. By following the White Rabbit running past her, Alice falls into a rabbit hole, which turns out to be the entrance to an extraordinary world where the rigid mores of Victorian education are defied by such ingenious and non-conformist characters as the Hatter, the Queen of Hearts and the Cheshire Cat. The humorous and grotesque situations Alice finds herself in are described by the author through the curious and irreverent eyes of little Alice, of whom the author is an accomplice and not a judge. This volume, an adaptation of the original, is enhanced by the splendid illustrations of Manuela Adreani, an artist of exceptional sensibility who captures with elegance all the magic of a story that is a timeless classic of literature.

8+ 80 pages • 29 x 36 cm Padded hardcover 978 88 540 2390 1

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Classic Fairy Tales by Charles Perrault New Illustrations by Francesca Rossi In 1697, the famous French fabulist, Charles Perrault, published a collection of fairy tales known as “The Tales of Mother Goose”, which included some of the world’s best loved children’s stories. Among them are Cinderella, Puss in Boots, Sleeping Beauty and Little Red Riding Hood. In this new collection children will be able to lose themselves in these charming retellings, enriched with original illustrations by Francesca Rossi, and adapted texts especially for young readers. This beautiful collection of timeless classics deserves a place on every new reader’s book shelf. FRANCESCA ROSSI was born in 1983. She graduated from the International School of Comics in Florence and has illustrated books and posters for a number of Italian publishers. Alongside her work as an illustrator, she conducts workshops in schools and libraries, as well as making and decorating pottery. For White Star Kids she has illustrated the “Classic Fairy Tales series”.

6+ 96 pages • 26.2 x 33.7 cm Padded hardcover 978 88 544 0987 3

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Beauty and the Beast A love story with big ears New Illustrations by Francesca Rossi We all know the story of Beauty and the Beast which over the years has inspired movies, novels and cartoons, but it will be hard to find a more fantastic adaptation than this one imagined and illustrated by Francesca Rossi, an artist who is able to provide a touch of modernity and freshness to the timeless classics, reinterpreting the characters and stories using animals. The setting of the fairy tale is moved to a farm, the protagonist is transformed into a charming little female rabbit, while the Beast will turn out to be an even more mysterious and much funnier creature than the scary original. This spirited and original reworking will draw in and amuse young and old with its variations on the theme. FRANCESCA ROSSI was born in 1983. She graduated from the Scuola Internazionale di Comics (International School of Comics) in Florence. She publishes illustrated books for a number of Italian publishers and designs book covers and posters. Alongside her work as an illustrator, she conducts workshops in schools and libraries, as well as making and decorating pottery. For White Star Kids she has illustrated the “Classic Fairy Tales� series.

5+ 32 pages • 23.8 x 33.5 cm Hardcover padded 978 88 540 2879 1

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Snow White the Hen and the 7 owlets New Illustrations by Francesca Rossi “Once upon a time there was a henhouse...,” the start of the story makes it clear: what the reader is going to get is an imaginative and exhilarating reworking of the most classic and best-loved fairy tale of all time! The beautiful princess persecuted by the evil stepmother is transformed, thanks to the pencils and imagination of Francesca Rossi, an illustrator of exuberant creativity, into a chicken with “feathers that are as white as snow.” Her adventures provide a twist to the best-known elements of the Brothers Grimm tale, transforming them into comic situations and entertaining reinterpretations, that cannot but astound and amuse readers of all ages with their originality. FRANCESCA ROSSI was born in 1983. She graduated from the Scuola Internazionale di Comics (International School of Comics) in Florence. She publishes illustrated books for a number of Italian publishers and designs book covers and posters. Alongside her work as an illustrator, she conducts workshops in schools and libraries, as well as making and decorating pottery. For White Star Kids she has illustrated the “Classic Fairy Tales” series.

5+ 32 pages • 23.8 x 33.5 cm Hardcover padded 978 88 540 2878 4

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Classic Fairy Tales Illustrations by Francesca Rossi From Snow White, Cinderella and Pinocchio to The Little Mermaid, The Wizard of Oz and Peter Pan: twelve of the most famous children’s fairy tales of all time, gathered together in a series of essential volumes, must-haves for every budding reader’s library. All children can discover or rediscover their favorite characters and identify themselves in their adventures thanks to these original texts, updated in modern, accessible language, perfect for the littlest ones as well as those already able to read on their own. Enriching and completing the narratives are the colorful and captivating illustrations by Francesca Rossi, an artist who gives a fresh, modern touch to timeless classics. Francesca Rossi was born in 1983. She graduated from the Scuola Internazionale di Comics (International School of Comics) in Florence. She publishes illustrated books for a number of Italian publishers and designs book covers and posters. Alongside her work as an illustrator,

64 pages • 16.5 x 21.3 cm Padded hardcover ALICE IN WONDERLAND • 978 88 544 0861 6 ALADDIN • 978 88 544 0864 7 THE BEAUTY AND THE BEAST • 978 88 544 0859 3 CINDERELLA • 978 88 544 0858 6 THE LITTLE MERMAID • 978 88 544 0865 4 LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD • 978 88 544 0867 8 PETER PAN • 978 88 544 0863 0 PINOCCHIO • 978 88 544 0862 3 RAPUNZEL • 978 88 544 0868 5 THE SLEEPING BEAUTY • 978 88 544 0860 9

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SNOW WHITE • 978 88 544 0857 9 THE WIZARD OF OZ • 978 88 544 0866 1

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The Greatest Fairy Tales New Illustrations by Francesca Rossi Eight among the most popular and beloved classic fairy tales have been gathered in this volume, enhanced by the marvelous drawings of Francesca Rossi, an illustrator whose talent has managed to give a touch of modernity and freshness to these ageless classics. Cinderella and the Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel and the Little Mermaid, Aladdin and Peter Pan, the Wizard of Oz and Snow White…young readers will be able to discover again the whole charm and magic of their favorite characters, immersing themselves in the gripping adventures of the stories, whose texts have been rendered in a modern language within everybody’s grasp. Francesca Rossi was born in 1983. She graduated from the Scuola Internazionale di Comics (International School of Comics) in Florence. She publishes illustrated books for a number of Italian publishers and designs book covers and posters. Alongside her work as an illustrator, she conducts workshops in schools and libraries, as well as making and decorating pottery. For White Star Kids she has illustrated the “Classic Fairy Tales” series.

240 pages • 19.5 x 27.5 cm Hardcover padded 978 88 540 2972 9

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Once Upon a Time... Stories to dream about and 20 removable posters New Illustrations by Francesca Rossi Some of the images that illustrate the best-loved children’s books are so beautiful as to seem like little masterpieces, perfect for transforming the walls of a child’s bedroom into an extensive and personal art gallery. Now it is finally possible to do so, thanks to this book which gathers together twelve classic and well-loved fairy tales and twenty splendid illustrations on cardboard, specially designed to be removed and transformed into large-format brightly colored posters, ready to be framed and hung anywhere you wish. FRANCESCA ROSSI was born in 1983. She graduated from the Scuola Internazionale di Comics (International School of Comics) in Florence. She publishes illustrated books for a number of Italian publishers and designs book covers and posters. Alongside her work as an illustrator, she conducts workshops in schools and libraries, as well as making and decorating pottery. For White Star Kids she has illustrated the “Classic Fairy Tales” series.

5+ 42 removable pages • 30.5 x 40.5 cm Softcover 978 88 540 2859 3

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A Fun Puzzle Book New Illustrations by Francesca Rossi Five classics from children’s literature have been collected in these books that are sure to keep young readers entertained. As they read the incredible stories children will feel rewarded as they assemble the 48 pieces that make up each of the five puzzles, which depict key moments in each tale. Beautifully illustrated by Francesca Rossi, the puzzle pieces are durable enough for the youngest of children to play with, whilst providing an extra, exciting, element for those who are more advanced. A wonderful way to treasure these beloved fairy tales, the book will make a perfect gift for children of all ages.

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PRINCESS FAIRY TALES 978 88 544 0998 9

FAIRY TALE ADVENTURES 978 88 544 0999 6

WOODLAND FAIRY TALES 978 88 544 1000 8

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Who’s Afraid of Witches? 100 Fun Activities for Brave Children New Illustrations by Francesca Rossi To defeat the most frightening fairy-tale witches there is no need for magic powers and elaborate spells: all you need is some glue, a pair of scissors and a few pencils! Spoiling the potion of Snow White’s stepmother and disguising the evil witch of Sleeping Beauty as a fairy of the forest, are only two of the tricks children can play in this activity book, in which the best-loved classic fairy tales are interspersed with simple puzzles, and drawings to color in, complete and cut out. Children will overcome their fear of witches using laughter thanks to this funny and irreverent book that ridicules the perfidious protagonists of the classic fairy tales through a hundred play and educational activities, illustrated with great originality by Francesca Rossi, a modern, ironic artist, who perfectly interprets the fantasies of young children. FRANCESCA ROSSI was born in 1983. She graduated from the Scuola Internazionale di Comics (International School of Comics) in Florence.

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5+ 176 pages • 23.5 x 28.5 cm Softcover 978 88 544 0940 8

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Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad Wolf? 100 Fun Activities for Brave Children New Illustrations by Francesca Rossi One of the most feared fairy-tale characters is, against his will, the protagonist of this funny and irreverent activity book, which will amuse and entertain children through one hundred play and educational activities. Involving and ironic,the activities vary from filling in the missing parts of an illustration to simple puzzles and drawings to color in, paste or cut out. The games are interspersed with the best-loved classic fairy tales that have wolves as their perfidious protagonists. But as soon as the story is over, young readers will be able to exorcise their fears with a laugh, being entertained, thanks to the activities suggested and the exhilarating illustrations of Francesca Rossi which render this baddy par excellence ridiculous once and for all. FRANCESCA ROSSI was born in 1983. She graduated from the Scuola Internazionale di Comics (International School of Comics) in Florence. She publishes illustrated books for a number of Italian publishers and

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designs book covers and posters. Alongside her work as an illustrator, she conducts workshops in schools and libraries, as well as making and decorating pottery. For White Star Kids she has illustrated the “Classic Fairy Tales” series.

5+ 176 pages • 23.5 x 28.5 cm Softcover 978 88 544 0940 8

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Animal Tales by the Brothers Grimm New Illustrations by Marisa Vestita Not all the Brothers Grimm’s fairy tales are about unfortunate princesses and ghastly stepmothers. Not so well known, but no less fascinating, are the stories that have animals as their protagonists: foxes, dogs, cats, wolves and donkeys, to mention only a few of them, represent the greatest virtues and worst vices of humankind in these short tales, which are rich in twists and dominated by an enchanted atmosphere. The book is enriched with the original and modern illustrations of Marisa Vestita, an artist capable of treating the characteristics and contradictions of the amusing protagonists with irony and a unique style. MARISA VESTITA was born in Taranto in 1975. She studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts of Lecce and at the same time she did internships in comics, stage design and stage-craft . Always curious about everything regarding the world of images, in 2002 she moved to Milan where she received her first commissions as an illustrator. She is

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very interested in applying computer technology to art and completed a course in digital graphic design (using Mac) at the European Institute of Design. She shows in major exhibitions throughout Italy. To date, she collaborated with Giunti Editore, Baldini & Castoldi, Dalai Editore and with the magazines Gioia, Psychologies, Linus, Grazia and Natural Style.

5+ 88 pages • 27.5 x 30.5 cm Hardcover 978 88 540 2881 4

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The Fables of Phaedrus New Illustrations by Marisa Vestita Through the voices of his animal protagonists, the famous Roman fabulist Phaedrus managed to transform the harsh reality of his daily life as a slave and the defects and virtues of the varied humanity that surrounded him, into short fables composed with a simple and ironic style. This book gathers together twelve of his best-known and funniest fables, adapted into modern, accessible language, perfect for both the youngest of children as well as those who can already read. The stories are enriched and completed by the bright and attractive illustrations of Marisa Vestita, who, with her modern and unique style, interacts perfectly with the text and represents in an irresistible way the characters and emotions of the animals, the absolute protagonists of all the short works of this most acute observer of human nature. MARISA VESTITA was born in Taranto in 1975. She studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts of Lecce and at the same time she did internships in comics, stage design and stage-craft . Always curious

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about everything regarding the world of images, in 2002 she moved to Milan where she received her first commissions as an illustrator. She is very interested in applying computer technology to art and completed a course in digital graphic design (using Mac) at the European Institute of Design. She shows in major exhibitions throughout Italy. To date, she collaborated with Giunti Editore, Baldini & Castoldi, Dalai Editore and with the magazines Gioia, Psychologies, Linus, Grazia and Natural Style.

5+ 88 pages • 27.5 x 30.5 cm Hardcover 978 88 540 2860 9

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Aesop’s Fables Illustrations by Marisa Vestita Who has not identified himself with the happy-go-lucky grasshopper or the provident ant? And who has not, at least once, wanted something unattainable with the same eagerness and pretended indifference of the fox that wanted to eat the grapes? Aesop’s fables are so famous they are considered a heritage of popular culture and have become proverbial. This illustrated volume presents 12 of the most famous fables by the ancient Greek storyteller, including The Tortoise and the Hare to The Fox and the Crow, The Fox and the Grapes and Town Mouse and Country Mouse. These stories, so simple yet at the same time featuring surprises that are strokes of genius, cannot fail to entertain young readers, who will also certainly be taken with the original and delightful illustrations by Marisa Vestita, which, created in a modern and rare style, interact perfectly with the story as irresistible descriptions of the character and emotions of the animals, the protagonists of all the short tales by this penetrating and witty author. MARISA VESTITA was born in Taranto in 1975. She studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts of Lecce and at the same time she did internships in comics, stage design and stage-craft . Always curious about everything regarding the world of images, in 2002 she moved to Milan where she received her first commissions as an illustrator. She is very interested in applying computer technology to art and completed a course in digital graphic design (using Mac) at the European Institute of Design. She shows in major exhibitions throughout Italy. To date, she collaborated with Giunti Editore, Baldini & Castoldi, Dalai Editore and with the magazines Gioia, Psychologies, Linus, Grazia and Natural Style.

5+ 88 pages • 27.5 x 30.5 cm Hardcover 978 88 540 2581 3

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La Fontaine’s Fables Illustrations by Marisa Vestita Twelve unmissable fables by La Fontaine are assembled in this volume, which contains all the irony and elegance of the universe created by the great French fabulist. Such famous tales as The Wolf and the Lamb, The Goose That Laid the Golden Eggs, The Fox and the Stork and The Frog and the Ox are enhanced by Marisa Vestita’s original, ironic and entertaining illustrations, which will certainly delight young readers. MARISA VESTITA was born in Taranto in 1975. She studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts of Lecce and at the same time she did internships in comics, stage design and stage-craft . Always curious about everything regarding the world of images, in 2002 she moved to Milan where she received her first commissions as an illustrator. She is very interested in applying computer technology to art and completed a course in digital graphic design (using Mac) at the European Institute of Design. She shows in major exhibitions throughout Italy. To date, she collaborated with Giunti Editore, Baldini & Castoldi, Dalai Editore and with the magazines Gioia, Psychologies, Linus, Grazia and Natural Style.

5+ 88 pages • 27.5 x 30.5 cm Hardcover 978 88 540 2619 3

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The fantastic animals of Phaedrus, La Fontaine and Aesop Stories to dream about and 20 removable posters New Illustrations by Marisa Vestita They are funny, ironic, and original: the animal protagonists of the most famous fables of Aesop, La Fontaine and Phaedrus, illustrated by Marisa Vestita, are simply irresistible and perfect for decorating the bedroom walls of young readers with a touch of color and modernity. Now it is finally possible to do so with this book containing twelve short pieces by the famous and beloved fabulists, enriched with twenty illustrations on cardboard, ready to be detached and transformed, in a single gesture, into large format posters. MARISA VESTITA was born in Taranto in 1975. She studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts of Lecce and at the same time she did internships in comics, stage design and stage-craft . Always curious about everything regarding the world of images, in 2002 she moved to Milan where she received her first commissions as an illustrator. She is very interested in applying computer technology to art and completed a course in digital graphic design (using Mac) at the European Institute of Design. She shows in major exhibitions throughout Italy. To date, she collaborated with Giunti Editore, Baldini & Castoldi, Dalai Editore and with the magazines Gioia, Psychologies, Linus, Grazia and Natural Style.

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King of Wonderland Text and illustrations by Marisa Vestita The King of the Wonderland is a small man, who lives in the shadow of his wife, the much feared Queen of Hearts. One day, having had enough of her unpleasant character, the King leaves to visit the places he has only heard about: Oz, Neverland, the Land of Toys, the Court of King Arthur, the woods of Sleeping Beauty, and the court of Triton, the father of the beautiful Little Mermaid. The amusing adventures of the protagonist, simple but rich in genial narrative ideas, and the original illustrations of Marisa Vestita cannot but win over and entertain young readers MARISA VESTITA was born in Taranto in 1975. She studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts of Lecce and at the same time she did internships in comics, stage design and stage-craft . Always curious about everything regarding the world of images, in 2002 she moved to Milan where she received her first commissions as an illustrator. She is very interested in applying computer technology to art and completed a course in digital graphic design (using Mac) at the European Institute of Design. She shows in major exhibitions throughout Italy. To date, she collaborated with Giunti Editore, Baldini & Castoldi, Dalai Editore and with the magazines Gioia, Psychologies, Linus, Grazia and Natural Style.

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80 pages • 27.5 x 30.5 cm Hardcover 978 88 540 2660 5

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I AM LIKE YOU! (SAID THE ELEPHANT TO THE MOUSE...) 978 88 540 2882 1

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I AM LIKE YOU! (SAID THE PIG TO THE WOLF...) 978 88 540 2806 7

THE TRUE STORY OF THE LION’S MANE 978 88 540 2883 8


I am like you! (said the elephant to the mouse...) New

The true story of the lion’s mane New

Text and illustrations by Marisa Vestita

Text and illustrations by Marisa Vestita

An elephant, fed up with his cumbersome bulk, dreams of transforming himself into a little mouse. The little rodent will explain to him, using funny examples, how difficult it is in reality to be one of the smallest inhabitants of the forest. The amusing behavior and unexpected adventures of the two friends will draw in and amuse younger readers, who will undoubtedly be won over by the original and entertaining illustrations of Marisa Vestita: they interact perfectly with the text and represent the characteristics and emotions of the protagonists in a way that is irresistible.

What might an insecure lion be willing to do to appear more majestic and win the respect of animal subjects? Perhaps try out funny and extraordinary hairstyles, causing nothing but mirth across the savannah. But when the animals are faced with danger, the lion’s courage saves the day, proving once and for all that, despite his appearance, he is truly the king of the forest! This heartfelt yet funny tale offers a lighthearted lesson on the pitfalls of vanity. Marisa Vestita’s hilarious illustrations humorously and cheerfully portray the personality and emotions of the animals featured in the book.

I am like you! (said the pig to the wolf...) New Text and illustrations by Marisa Vestita A little pig fearlessly faces up to the big, bad wolf to show him there is no difference between them: you might even say they are the same! It will be up to the wolf to show him, with patience and irony, how difficult it really is to be the fairy-tale baddy par excellence, teaching him at the same time to be happy with and proud of himself. The narrative mechanism employed will appeal to younger readers, surprising and drawing them in with the strange role reversal. Also contributing to the fun are the original illustrations of Marisa Vestita, an artist with a unique and contemporary style, who enriches the story with color and genial ideas.

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I want to be like you Text and illustrations by Marisa Vestita What happens when a dog, tired of having his day, dreams of being a house cat? With patience and humor, he is shown how difficult it actually is to be a cat, and at the same time he is taught to be happy and proud of being himself. This story cannot fail to entertain the very young, who will easily identify with the protagonist and his innocent envy. Marisa Vestita’s original illustrations are contemporary and humorous, and are sure to provoke the smiles and laughter of children MARISA VESTITA was born in Taranto in 1975. She studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts of Lecce and at the same time she did internships in comics, stage design and stage-craft . Always curious about everything regarding the world of images, in 2002 she moved to Milan where she received her first commissions as an illustrator. She is very interested in applying computer technology to art and completed a course in digital graphic design (using Mac) at the European Institute of Design. She shows in major exhibitions throughout Italy. To date, she collaborated with Giunti Editore, Baldini & Castoldi, Dalai Editore and with the magazines Gioia, Psychologies, Linus, Grazia and Natural Style.

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Who’s loose in the House? Text and illustrations by Marisa Vestita What strange animal has Dad brought home? It climbs like a chimpanzee and gnaws like a squirrel. It burrows under the covers like a mole and moves around in the dark just as easily as an owl! Who is it that’s disturbing the family’s peace? Only at the end of the story do we find out: it’s the cat, Patu! His funny behavior and unexpected adventures are sure to engage and entertain younger readers, who are bound to be attracted by Marisa Vestita’s original and amusing illustrations. Both modern and unique, the drawings interact perfectly with the text, interpreting the personality and feelings of the characters. MARISA VESTITA was born in Taranto in 1975. She studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts of Lecce and at the same time she did internships in comics, stage design and stage-craft . Always curious about everything regarding the world of images, in 2002 she moved to Milan where she received her first commissions as an illustrator. She is very interested in applying computer technology to art and completed a course in digital graphic design (using Mac) at the European Institute of Design. She shows in major exhibitions throughout Italy. To date, she collaborated with Giunti Editore, Baldini & Castoldi, Dalai Editore and with the magazines Gioia, Psychologies, Linus, Grazia and Natural Style.

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Dining with Monsters! A Disgusting Way to Count to 10! New Illustrations by Agnese Baruzzi This fun, original, book has been specially created to help children learn to count from one to ten. Packed with monsters eating their dinner, this universal subject matter has wide range appeal, and the brief rhyming text and lively illustrations by Agnese Baruzzi, make it a truly special addition to any child’s bookshelf. Young readers will love opening each starving monsters’ mouth to discover what they have been munching on and this clever concept ensures they will count what the monsters have had for dinner each time they turn the pages. Born in 1980, AGNESE BARUZZI studied graphic design at the ISIA in Urbino. She currently lives and works in the hills between Imola and Bologna. Since 2001 she has worked as an illustrator and has been

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Curious Creatures A Mix & Match Book New Illustrations by Agnese Baruzzi In this unique book the pages are split in half to allow the top and bottom of each animal to be paired with any other in the book. Whilst flipping through children will learn the names, characteristics and some interesting facts about the animals featured; as well creating new ones with funny names as they mix and match the animals with hilarious results. Bright, charming, illustrations by Agnese Baruzzi add to the humour of this clever learning tool, ensuring children will be thoroughly entertained as they learn about the animal kingdom.

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Animal Mix & Match Illustrations by Agnese Baruzzi A memory game which is also a puzzle and a book, capable of teaching as well as entertaining, stimulating the imagination of the young: “Animal Mix & Match” is all of this! On each of the cards of the game an animal is shown which has to be completed by drawing the corresponding other half: the young player will find it by carefully observing the protagonists of the game and learning their names and characteristics. Once the simple puzzles have been completed, the child will be able to mix up the cards to invent new creatures, strange, amusing and unexpected animals, as suggested in the book that accompanies the game. And finally, Agnese Baruzzi’s colorful and enchanting illustrations, which use irony to lead the child through the game and to discover the book, feature on a brightly colored poster. Born in 1980, AGNESE BARUZZI graduated in graphic design from the ISIA in Urbino;  currently she lives and works in the hills between Imola and Bologna.  Since 2001 she has worked as an illustrator and author: she has illustrated about 40 children’s books for Italy, the UK, Japan, Portugal, the United States and South Korea. She holds labs for children and adults in schools and libraries, and works as an illustrator with agencies, graphics studios and publishers.

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Dinosaurs Mix & Match New Illustrations by Agnese Baruzzi Designed specifically for the enquiring minds of children this game, and the book that accompanies it, provide an enjoyable way for young readers to learn about dinosaurs. Each piece has a picture of half a dinosaur which can be completed by finding its other half in the form of a traditional mix and match game. As children put together the cards they will discover the name of each dinosaur featured as well as some interesting facts about it. Then they can enjoy mixing up the cards to make any number of bizarre pre-historic animals, using the book for inspiration. Bright, charming, illustrations by Agnese Baruzzi add to the humour of this clever learning tool, ensuring children will be thoroughly entertained as they learn about the animals of the prehistoric world. Also included is a special dinosaur poster, perfect for decorating the bedrooms of young palaeontologists.

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What sound does it make? The Animal Memory Game Illustrated by Marisa Vestita What sound does the owl make? And the ostrich? Discovering this is a game. You need only match each animal with its cry by combining the 62 tiles of the Memory Game, the purpose of which is to teach children by entertaining them. The game is accompanied by a book with riddles and other curiosities that provide information on the animals presented in the Memory Game. Marisa Vestita’s colored and humorous illustrations, which lead the children through the game and the book, are also the leading characters in a brightly colored poster. MARISA VESTITA was born in Taranto in 1975. She studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts of Lecce and at the same time she did internships in comics, stage design and stage-craft . Always curious about everything regarding the world of images, in 2002 she moved to Milan where she received her first commissions as an illustrator. She is very interested in applying computer technology to art and completed a course in digital graphic design (using Mac) at the European Institute of Design. She shows in major exhibitions throughout Italy. To date, she collaborated with Giunti Editore, Baldini & Castoldi, Dalai Editore and with the magazines Gioia, Psychologies, Linus, Grazia and Natural Style.

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The Sweet Side of Fairy Tales Illustrations by Fabiana Attanasio What child wouldn’t want cookies with Alice in Wonderland? Or Peter Pan’s brownies sprinkled with fairy dust? This colorful cookbook invites kids to step inside their favorite storybooks and enjoy sweet treats like Cinderella’s warm pumpkin muffins, Pinocchio’s lollipops, and Goldilocks’ “just right” honey bears. The complete fairy tales appear on the back of the recipes, and brightly illustrated directions, with all steps requiring an adult’s help marked, make this fun for even young chefs. • A spiral binding and waterproof pages make this practical for use in the kitchen-and it will withstand the enthusiasm (and spills) of even the clumsiest young chefs. • While the treats are baking, children can pass the time by reading the fairy tales that inspired them, narrated and illustrated on the back of the recipe. FABIANA ATTANASIO began her artistic career after leaving the Scuola Internazionale di Comics. She first worked in the field of comics and then

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dedicated herself completely to illustration. Fabiana is currently working with publishers in Italy and abroad.

Scary Recipes Stories and Recipes for Little Monsters Illustrations by Fabiana Attanasio Halloween has always been enjoyed by youngsters and adults alike and is becoming even more widespread throughout the world. This book of recipes offers young aspiring chefs the opportunity to create dishes and drinks related to the most famous and frightening Halloween characters: monsters, vampires, mummies and witches will teach the youngsters how to prepare a perfect buffet for the most frightening holiday of the year! • A spiral binding and waterproof pages make this practical for use in the kitchen-and it will withstand the enthusiasm (and spills) of even the clumsiest young chefs. • While waiting to taste the various dishes, children can pass the time by reading the scary stories that inspired them, which are narrated and illustrated on the back of the recipe. FABIANA ATTANASIO began her artistic career after leaving the Scuola Internazionale di Comics. She first worked in the field of comics and then

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dedicated herself completely to illustration. Fabiana is currently working with publishers in Italy and abroad.

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The Nutcraker New Text by Francesca Cavallo Illustrations by Philip Giordano Follow the famous story of Clara as she enters the Kingdom of Toys in this innovative interpretation of the children’s classic. This book, in collaboration with the first digital magazine dedicated entirely to children, Timbuktu Labs, provides a unique way for children to enjoy this story as they use the app to move between the book and its digital counterpart. Specially created illustrations in Philip Giordano’s elegant, modern, style, underscore the magical atmosphere of this timeless story. FRANCESCA CAVALLO is an award-winning theatre director and playwright whose plays have been staged in Italy, Switzerland and Germany for the past 5 years. In 2012, she moved to the U.S. to co-found Timbuktu Labs with Elena Favilli, where she serves as Chief Creative Officer. PHILIP GIORDANO is an Italian illustrator born in a small coastal town in Liguria. He attended the Brera Fine Arts Academy in Milan, studied illustration at the IED and subsequently gained a Masters in Animation Techniques in Turin. In 2009, he won the “International Award for Illustration” at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair. TIMBUKTU LABS is an award winning digital children’s magazine for

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iPads and is the first of its kind. The product of the skill and creativity of three young Italians, it is designed to allow schoolchildren access to news and stories from all over the world. It also offers fun activities and educational content designed according to the Reggio Emilia approach: respectful, creative and fresh, with contemporary-style illustrations of the highest quality.

6+ 40 pages • 21.5 x 33.5 cm Padded hardcover 978 88 544 1007 7

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Romeo and Juliet An misadventurous love story inspired by William Shakespeare Text by Francesca Cavallo Illustrations by Philip Giordano We all know William Shakespeare’s tragic love story. But when a great classic meets the potential of virtual interactivity, even the destiny of the most famous couple in world literature can change, thanks to Timbuktu’s app, Romeo and Juliet. This is the name of the first digital magazine dedicated entirely to children, which brings them news and stories from around the world, presented with the highest quality images, such as those masterfully created by Philip Giordano in Romeo and Juliet. From the collaboration with Timbuktu comes an innovative volume, which combines in surprising ways the immortal words of the celebrated English playwright with the incredible advantages of the included digital version.

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6+ 48 pages • 34.5 x 23.5 cm Hardcover 978 88 540 2661 2

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quale Alice non sapeva un fitto bosco. quercia. che entravano in nto a una grossa rano tre sentieri o faticoche passava acca Davanti a lei c’e re divenne molt a e scelse quello mina cont la cam e fece hi to lei. seguire, così fiori gigantesc fungo, alto quan vò circondata da o a uno strano Ben presto si ritro arsi a riposare vicin e, incuriosita, lo studiò per bene a decise di ferm de so, così la bimb sonnacchiosa: uno tanto gran e uida visto lang mai a ne avev va , con una voce La bimba non dall’alto, le parlò o verde, che fuma , che proveniva un grosso bruc rse finché una voce no al fungo e vide e, ma poi si acco ”. Alice girò intor , stava per risponder “CHI SEI TU? hiusi. La bimba fissarlo per un po’ lo rimase zitta a con gli occhi socc rbar io. distu occh un non una lunga pipa, ndo i e per te il bruco, apre a chiuso gli occh ”, ripetè finalmen che il bruco avev “CHI SEI TU? fare. cosa re senza sape poi rispose. Alice ci pensò su,

ANDO TTINA , QU QUESTA MA DI QUELLE DIRTI CHI ERO CAMBIATA TANTE REI. POSSO SONO GI OG “NON SAP MA GLIATA , . E CONFUSE” MI SONO SVE AVERE LE IDE VOLTE DA voltò e poi in silenzio si Il bruco sospirò, e una senza aggiunger e riprese a fumare, sua volta, scoss a irò sosp parola. Alice verso lo il cammino attra la testa e riprese finché ore, per minò strano bosco. Cam iodirez sulla . Indecisa raggiunse un bivio Alzando guardò intorno. ne da prendere si che ne un grosso gatto gli occhi, vide infi di un dendo dall’alto sorri vava osser la hignare?”, gli sogg da hai “Che ramo. atamente. “Io sono chiese Alice sgarb o”, quindi sogghign un Ghignagatto, il gatto. rispose sornione a e dirmi che strad “E sapresti anch prendere?”. da dove vuoi an“Dipende molto gatto. dare”, rispose il o importante “Oh, non è molt altò la bimba. “E dove...”, commen a sapere che strad lora non importa tre luse il gatto, men prendere”, conc azione sens evole sgrad Alice provava la spiegarsi! di non riuscire a

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i si radunò inioco e cortigian dicendo: “Siianco zittiva tutti bimba era protestimone”. La resa quando sorp sua uratevi la a?”. di questa stori alla Regina per sembrò bastare

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iuta molto neAlice che era cresc sono certo alta grandirsi! “Io non non era ancora a bimba: dopotutto originale!

Alice in Wonderland New Illustrations by Agnese Baruzzi Generations of younger readers have followed with trepidation and amusement the incredible adventures of little Alice as she travels through Wonderland. All the magic and astonishing discoveries unleashed by the imagination of Lewis Carroll are emphasized in this book-theater, from the astounding sets made w ​ ith the technique of paper cutting, which seem to come to life before the eyes of the reader. The author of the ingenious and complex design is Agnese Baruzzi, a creative illustrator and skilled paper worker who will leave readers of all ages breathless with excitement at her inventions. Born in 1980, AGNESE BARUZZI graduated in graphic design from the ISIA in Urbino; currently she lives and works in the hills between Imola and Bologna.  Since 2001 she has worked as an illustrator and author: she has illustrated about 40 children’s books for Italy, the UK, Japan, Portugal, the United States and South Korea. She holds labs for children and adults in schools and libraries, and works as an illustrator with agencies, graphics studios and publishers.

la Regina furibonla lingua!”, gridò te, tieni a posto uno di voi! Non ho paura di ness “Tu, bambina gigan , con rabbia. “Non carte da gioco!”. da.“No!”, urlò Alice dite: siete solo delle il mazzo di carte che lo quel di mi importa nulla queste parole, tutto are a. unci pron di testa della bimb Appena ebbe finito e ricadde poi sulla di vorticosamente rabbia, e cercò si sollevò in aria e un po’ per la vò in per lo spavento a... ma si ritro facci Alice urlò, un po’ dalla via giscacciarle appoggiata sulle testa la con giardino, toglieva, sorella che le nocchia della atezza, alcune con molta delic “Ti sei svegliafoglie dal viso. poi, disse le na!”, ta, dormiglio dormito sorridendo, “Hai io!”. tutto il pomerigg SOGNO “CHE STRANO HO FATTO!”. tutto quello Alice le raccontò avventuche ricordava delle fino a qui, re che avete letto llò il vestito poi si alzò, scro ritorno fece e, saltellando, ettava una a casa, dove l’asp gustosa merenda.

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Snow White New Illustrations by Agnese Baruzzi One of the best-loved classic fairy tales of all time, Snow White, is presented in an absolutely original and involving way, thanks to the use of magnificent cut-out illustrations. The adaptation of the original text is interspersed with astonishing 3D stagings that emerge from the page thanks to an ingenious and complex design, the fruit of the volcanic creativity of Agnese Baruzzi, imaginative illustrator and skilled paper worker. This book-theater is an innovative way to draw in younger readers, but will also win over and amaze adults. Born in 1980, AGNESE BARUZZI graduated in graphic design from the ISIA in Urbino; currently she lives and works in the hills between Imola and Bologna.  Since 2001 she has worked as an illustrator and author: she has illustrated about 40 children’s books for Italy, the UK, Japan, Portugal, the United States and South Korea. She holds labs for children and adults in schools and libraries, and works as an illustrator with agencies, graphics studios and publishers.

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The Jungle Book Illustrations by Agnese Baruzzi

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In the famous collection of stories, The Jungle Book, one of the best-loved classics of children’s literature, Rudyard Kipling tells of the incredible adventures of a man-cub raised by wolves in the Indian jungle. His name is Mowgli. The boy, alongside his friends Baloo the bear, Bagheera the panther, Kaa the white python, Shere Khan, his fierce enemy the tiger, and all the other animals in the jungle, are the unforgettable characters in this engaging book-theater rich in wonderful paper illustrations created using a cut-out technique. The adaptation of the original text is interspersed with astonishing three-dimensional scenes that jump off the page thanks to an ingenious and complex design provided by the dynamic creativity of Agnese Baruzzi, an imaginative illustrator and skilled paper engineer. It is an innovative way of engaging younger readers in the story as they immerse themselves in the magical world of the Indian jungle, full of ferocious animals, majestic trees and stunning landscapes thanks to animated pages that will captivate readers of all ages. Born in 1980, AGNESE BARUZZI graduated in graphic design from the ISIA in Urbino;  currently she lives and works in the hills between Imola

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and Bologna.  Since 2001 she has worked as an illustrator and author: she has illustrated about 40 children’s books for Italy, the UK, Japan, Portugal, the United States and South Korea. She holds labs for children and adults in schools and libraries, and works as an illustrator with agencies, graphics studios and publishers.

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Peter Pan Illustrations by Agnese Baruzzi Few characters succeed in becoming part of popular culture in the same way as Peter Pan, the child who refused to grow up and the title character of the story by J. M. Barrie. And few places are able to transform themselves into a place of dreams and imagination like Never Never Land, the imaginary island that only children can visit in their imagination. That is, at least, until now. With this book, you can soak up the magical atmosphere of the world of Peter Pan, as you become absorbed in reading this original adapted text and its astonishing three-dimensional scenes that jump off the page. These astonishing paper illustrations, made using a cut-out technique, are the result of the dynamic creativity of Agnese Baruzzi, an imaginative illustrator and skilled paper engineer, capable of reproducing all the magic of a timeless classic that will not fail to enchant and engage readers of all ages. Born in 1980, AGNESE BARUZZI graduated in graphic design from the ISIA in Urbino;  currently she lives and works in the hills between Imola and Bologna.  Since 2001 she has worked as an illustrator and author: she has illustrated about 40 children’s books for Italy, the UK, Japan, Portugal, the United States and South Korea. She holds labs for children

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and adults in schools and libraries, and works as an illustrator with agencies, graphics studios and publishers.

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Dracula Illustrations by Agnese Baruzzi Dracula, the masterpiece of Gothic literature that sprang from the pen of Bram Stoker, is elegantly represented in this engaging book-theater full of wonderful paper illustrations created using a cut-out technique. It is an innovative way to introduce children to one of literature’s most famous classics, which has inspired movie adaptations and new stories, recreating the dark and highly theatrical atmosphere of the novel just as it was originally imagined by the author. This book includes an adaptation of the original text interspersed with amazing three-dimensional scenes that jump off the page thanks to an ingenious and complex design provided by the dynamic creativity of Agnese Baruzzi, an imaginative illustrator and talented paper engineer capable of astounding readers of all ages with her inventions. Born in 1980, AGNESE BARUZZI graduated in graphic design from the ISIA in Urbino;  currently she lives and works in the hills between Imola and Bologna.  Since 2001 she has worked as an illustrator and author: she has illustrated about 40 children’s books for Italy, the UK, Japan, Portugal, the United States and South Korea. She holds labs for children and adults in schools and libraries, and works as an illustrator with agencies, graphics studios and publishers.

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Frankenstein Illustrations by Agnese Baruzzi Frankenstein was published for the first time in 1818. The masterpiece of Gothic horror literature, from the mind of the young Mary Shelley, was an instant runaway success and quickly became an icon of popular culture. For the first time, this book-theater offers young readers an adaptation of the original text enriched and enhanced by wonderful paper illustrations created using a cut-out technique. The astonishing three-dimensional scenes will amaze the reader and jump off the page depicting the novel’s most famous passages, reworked in an original and theatrical way. The ingenious and complex design is the work of Agnese Baruzzi, a dynamic illustrator and skilled paper engineer capable of astounding readers of all ages with her inventions. Born in 1980, AGNESE BARUZZI graduated in graphic design from the ISIA in Urbino;  currently she lives and works in the hills between Imola and Bologna.  Since 2001 she has worked as an illustrator and author: she has illustrated about 40 children’s books for Italy, the UK, Japan, Portugal, the United States and South Korea. She holds labs for children and adults in schools and libraries, and works as an illustrator with agencies, graphics studios and publishers.

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INDEX A

Fairy Tale Adventures (A Fun Puzzle Book), 23

Aesop’s Fables, 30

Fantastic animals of Phaedrus, La Fontaine and Aesop, The, 32

Aladdin (Classic Fairy Tales), 19 Alice in Wonderland (A. Baruzzi), 46

Frankenstein, 53

Alice in Wonderland (M. Adreani), 13 Alice in Wonderland (Classic Fairy Tales), 19 Animal. Mix & Match, 40 Animal Tales by the Brothers Grimm, 26

B Beauty and the Beast (M. Adreani), 8 Beauty and the Beast, The (Classic Fairy Tales), 19 Beauty and the Beast. A love story with big ears, 16

G Greatest Fairy Tales, The, 20

I I am like you! (said the elephant to the mouse...), 34 I am like you! (said the pig to the wolf...), 34 I want to be like you, 36

C Cinderella (Classic Fairy Tales), 19

J

Classic Fairy Tales by Charles Perrault, 14

Jungle Book, The, 50

Curious Creatures. A Mix & Match Book, 39

D

K

Dining with Monsters!, 38

King of Wonderland, 33

Dinosaurs. Mix & Match, 41 Dracula, 52 L La Fontaine’s Fables, 31 F

Little Mermaid, The (Classic Fairy Tales), 19

Fables of Phaedrus, The, 28

Little Prince, The, 4

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INDEX Little Red Riding Hood (Classic Fairy Tales), 19

Snow White (A. Baruzzi), 48 Snow White (M. Adreani), 11 Snow White (Classic Fairy Tales), 19

N

Snow White the Hen, 17

Nutcraker, The, 44

Sweet Side of Fairy Tales, The, 43

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T

Once Upon a Time..., 21

True story of the lion’s mane, The, 34

P

W

Peter Pan (A. Baruzzi), 51

What sound does it make?, 42

Peter Pan (Classic Fairy Tales), 19

Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad Wolf?, 25

Pinocchio (Classic Fairy Tales), 19

Who’s Afraid of Witches?, 24

Pinocchio (M. Adreani), 12

Who’s loose in the House?, 37

Princess Fairy Tales (A Fun Puzzle Book), 23

Wizard of Oz, The (Classic Fairy Tales), 19 Wizard of Oz, The, (M. Adreani), 10 Woodland Fairy Tales (A Fun Puzzle Book), 23

R Rapunzel (Classic Fairy Tales), 19 Romeo and Juliet, 45

S Scary Recipes, 43 Sleeping Beauty, The (Classic Fairy Tales), 19 Snow Queen, The, 6

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