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The Gormwits are the world’s dumbest people. They live high up on a remote, arid hill where there’sabsolutely nothing to write home about. The Gormwits are so dumb that they themselves are surprised they haven’t gone extinct yet. No one knows exactly how or why, but young Yuki’s the most intelligent person in the whole village – the only one who actually thinks before he does something. When the other villagers decide to paint the Royal Palace a foul-smelling fartblue color, a journey begins – one featuring catapults, odd encounters and even an attack on a volcano!

Mario Mucciarelli is a film screenwriter and author for radio, theater and TV. He worked as a reader and on radio dramas. Today he writes and teaches writing and cinema. The Book of Gormwits was a finalist in the first Castoro 25 Competition for unpublished novels.

Stefano Tartarotti attended the School of Comics and began working for newspapers and magazines and various Italian and foreign. For years he has been drawing autobiographical and satire stories.