Rolando del camposanto (Rolando from the Graveyard)
Foreign rights sold: Spain (Edébé)
A modern fairytale told in a fresh and irreverent writing style.
A universal story about the power of friendship, the importance of face our fears and enjoying to be the way we are.
Rolando lives in the cemetery, together with his uncle,who is its guardian. Rolando leaves the house only to go to school where the other kids avoid him as an odd type. So Rolando has no friends except for the blackbird Cip. One day the Gini cousins, Marisaand Mirko, appear among the tombstones, so finally Rolando finds two friends of his age! But the Gini cousins are ghosts and they will soon disappear in the Great Hole forever. To rescue them Rolando has to venture on Monte Pupazzo, up to Dark Blackness, to find the Red Thing by midnight the next day,which is Rolando’s birthday exactly. Rolando starts a journey with Cip through uncontaminated nature that turns into a sensational enterprise in company of unforgettable characters: a careless junkyard, across-eyed hunter, an elegant and refined female boar, and a wild girl who lives in the woods, that goes by Tiger.
Foreign rights manager: Veronica Broglio - firstname.lastname@example.org
FABIO GENOVESI was born in Forte dei Marmi, Lucca, 1974. He is an author much loved by the public and critics. He writes for the “Corriere della Sera”, “LaLettura” and “Io Donna”. Rolando from the Graveyard is hisfirst novel for children. His books have been sold to Germany, France, Brazil, US, Israel, The Netherlands, Spain, Bulgaria, Denmark, Albania, Korea, Greece.
Esche vive, Versilia Rock City, Chi manda le onde, Il mare dove non si tocca