A dark story, very current in dealing with the theme of the increasingly conflictual relationship between Man and Nature.
Arianna, her younger brother Pietro, her mom and dad, are traveling to a natural park nestled in the valley about a hundred kilometers from home. They decided to commit to a long weekend to collect the dirt left along the paths by rude people. For this reason, they accepted the invitation of a small association of volunteers who meet each month in the green forest to clean it up a little bit. They do not know, however, that the forest they are going to is home to a spirit that has exceeded the limit of resistance towards Man and has decided to protect the Nature in a way that will prove lethal for anyone who dares to approach it. So the family and the group of volunteers find themselves at the center of a revenge by an entity that does not distinguish the good from the bad but only sees enemies to drive away from its land. The only weapon that Man will be able to put in play to defend himself will be the absolute worst, the one that will bring to the destruction of the forest with a devastating fire, violating once again the pact of balance between humans and Nature.
There is only one rule that we need to know when we set foot in the woods: we are just guests ofa whole other world where anything can happen.
Once again Teo Benedetti fishes in folklore to dye his second novel for Pelledoca black.
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Teo Benedetti, born in 1981, from Lucca, he invents surreal and improbable stories and then travels back and forth to propose them to the most creative audience on the planet: children. Some of these have been published by Edizioni EL, Einaudi Boys, Fanucci Publisher, Editorial Science, Pane e Sale. This is his second novel for Pelledoca after the success of Lunamadre.