Foreign rights sold: China (Beijing Children and Juvenile) Greece (Susaeta) Korea (Gimm-Young) Poland (Nasza Ksiegarnia) Spain Castillan/Catalan (La Galera), UK (MacMillan)
Santa Claus at the times of thefinancial crisis and recycling practices.Letters and wishes are a serious business!
Everybody knows that Santa Claus is a seasonalworker, and it has always been this way: during the months when he doesn’t work he devotes himself to his passions, like reading and travelling. Unless…the International Post Office is broke and has not paid his salary for three years, so he is forced to find a second job. Not so easy! Could he be a waiter?Santa is too big and goofy. An entertainer? To old. A call center operator? Too sincere. When he is about to lose hope, he finally finds the job that is right for him, plus useful for the community: the garbage collector. In his new professional life, Santa discovers that waste can conceal wonderful gifts,and he is soon again on his sled delivering toys made from recycled materials. Meanwhile, he discovers the letters of a former child, Bice, now become an old lady. These letters, adressed to Santa Claus, have never been delivered, but the wish that they convey has not expired yet and maybe Santa is still in time to make it come true.
series 8+; book #2 October 2020
The book is illustratedby the amazing and funny artwork of Sergio Olivotti that creates a stunning and unforgettable Santa Claus.
MICHELE D’IGNAZIO born in Cosenza in 1984, is the author of the longseller“Story of a pencil” (more than 12.000 copies) and its sequels, “Story of a pencil at home” and “Story of a pencil at school” (more than 9.000 copies sold altogether). The author is very active in promoting reading and he has been touring bookstores and schools in Italy meeting thousands of young readers.