A Hen in My Backpack, The Adventures of Carmen and Orazio
During a trip to a farm with his family,Orazio meets Carmen, a truly special hen: she’s super-smart, good at maths, writes poetry, and… talks! Carmen is fed up with life in the country, so she persuades Orazio to take her home with him. But the problem is keeping her hidden from his parents and his unbearable older brother. It isn’t easy to avoid arousing suspicion,with the fridge full of eggs and feathers stuck in his dad’s hairbrush…A hilarious comedy of mix-ups with a surprise ending.
GUIA RISARI is a children’s author who has garnered great success both in Italy and abroad. Among her books are La porta di Anne (Mondadori) and Il viaggio di Lea (Edizioni EL), finalist for the 2016 Premio Strega Ragazze e Ragazzi.
ANNALAURA CANTONE teaches illustration for children’sbooks at the IED in Milan. Shehas been selected for the Hans Christian Andersen Award and recognized by the New York Society of Illustrators.