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Fino a vedere il mare

Fino a vedere il mare

A narrative journey inspired by Little Thumbling, that travels between reality and fiction, news and imagination.

Pollo (Chicken) has a serious and respectable real name too of course. He’s called Lucio. It’s his four older brothers who call him that, because he’s all bony and reminds them of the yard chickens in their slum. But being a Pollo is miles better than being a blind kid, like the children mutilated by Cow-boy. The young disabled kids compete with Pollo and his brothers in the begging business at the station. That’s where the old man leaves them every morning, while he devotes himself to the bottle, and less frequently, to taking care of his ill wife. It’s also where Pollo meets Leyla, one of Cow-boy’s children. But Leyla isn’t really blind so, when Cow-boy captures Pollo, they both manage to get away, taking his precious goldentoed boots with them. Their escape then turns into an initiation journey towards freedom, during which they’ll meet different characters, including the woman who put Leyla into Cow-boy’s hands. Their path is crossed by a policeman whose soul has been devastated by the loss of a child: his help will be crucial for their final salvation, symbolically represented by the sea.
A debut novel from a sensitive and very original author.

Genre: Teenagers

Publishing house:

Pelledoca Editore

Year of publication: 2022

Published in: Milano

Number of pages: 200

Price: 16 €

ISBN: 978-88-3279-0481

Foreign rights manager: Sarah Daumerie -

Fino a vedere il mare


Born in Naples, she lives and works in Rome. Illustrator and graphic designer, she worked for many years as an art director for big advertising agencies. Since 2017, after Bottega Finzioni, she has returned to writing for children and young adults – which is what she loves most. Some of her picture books are soon to be published in Italy and abroad, and her debut novel is being released by Pelledoca.