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Nel cuore dei gabbiani (In the heart of gulls)

Nel cuore dei gabbiani (In the heart of gulls)

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A beautiful tale about the young gull Larus who is able to fly in a storm...

Young Larus is the only seagull who’s able to fly in a storm. Many years ago the flock that had once populated the cliff mysteriously left, and ever since only Larus and his parents have remained.The young gull, always full of questions and thirsty for knowledge, decides one day that he, too, is going to set out, taking off towards the northeast. He faces a long journey during which many of his questions will be answered and new ones will be posed, the most important ones, those that accompany us our entire life, keep us curious, and make us ready to take off on new flights of adventure.

Genre: Teenagers

Publishing house:

Giunti Editore

Year of publication: 2018

Published in: Firenze

Number of pages: 112

Price: € 16,50

ISBN: 9788809848184

Foreign rights manager: LeeAnn Bortolussi

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Nel cuore dei gabbiani (In the heart of gulls)

Guido Baldassarri (aut.) - Maria Cristina Pritelli (ill.)

Guido Baldassarri (Tuscany, Italy), after various ocean crossings as a ship’s boy, he decided to stop in Bologna and attend DAMS University. The meating with Professor Antonio Faeti led him to achieve a degree in Literature, “marine literature”. He works for Einaudi as agent and he is very familiar with all bookshops. His children’s books have been published by Mondadori and EL. This novel marks his return to writing.

Maria Cristina Pritelli (Italy) got a degree in Fashion Design in Florence and started working as a fashion designer, but that was not what she really wanted to do. While working she attended a children’s book illustration workshop run by Giacinto Gaudenzi and discovered her true passion was drawing. So she went on as a self-taught illustrator and occasionally author. Her work has developed through non fiction and fiction books. She had the pleasure and honour to be selected at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair Illustrators Exhibition in 2000, 2002, 2009, 2013.