RIGHTS CATALOGUE 2016

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RIGHTS CATALOGUE 2016

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The blue tree davide calì & marco somà

N ew

t h e b lu e t r e e

albero azzurro

16,00 € 32 pp. Hardbound cover 21x29,7 cm

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Amin Hassanzadeh

Amin Hassanzadeh

L’

Themes: musique, king, hope, tenacity From 5 years Danish Rights unavailable French rights unavailable

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€ 16,00 www.kiteedizioni.it

Once upon a time there was an enormous, old blue tree in the centre of the city. It was beautiful and majestic and its gigantic branches covered the windows and doors of the houses. The inhabitants lived with him and loved him very much. All except one, the king. Every time that the king wanted to go out among the people his soldiers had to choose the route and the passageways where there were fewer branches. It was very difficult to find a route without branches and once the king had to lower his head. The people were very amused. The day after, the king ordered his soldiers to cut down the tree and replace it with a statue of himself. But this isn’t the end of the story.

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When an elephant falls in love Davide Calì Alice Lotti

WHEN AN ELEPHANT FALLS IN LOVE

14 € 32 pp. Hardbound cover 17 x 24 cm Themes: to be in love, elephant From 5 years

www.kiteedizioni.it ISBN978-88-67450-25-1

English rights sold Spanish and Catalan rights sold Portuguese (Brasil) rights sold French rights unavailable

9 788867 450251

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What happens when you fall in love? And especially when you are an elephant? The one in this story talks about what he has done since he’s fallen in love, what he eats, how he dresses, how many letters he writes, what flowers he chooses as a possible gift. Perhaps all this will lead nowhere. Or maybe someone has already realized how he feels? An original and touching story that describes the symptoms of the beginning of a love story, and the possible consequences. It can happen to anyone, even an elephant!

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Davide Calì Alice Lotti 14 € 32 pp. Hardbound cover 21x29 cm

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When an elephant settles down N ew

Themes: love, living together, conflict, constructiveness From 5 years French rights unavailable

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Loving each other does not make living together any easier. This is the bitter truth that our favorite elephant and his beloved will need to learn, between a quarrel and another, settling down together in a house of their own. Fortunately they will soon realize that what matters most are not each one’s opinions on the shape of lamps, the size of sofas, or how to keep things tidy—but that they love each other. A story with an ironic outlook on all the little conflicts engendered by living together, showing it is worth overcoming them for the sake of something of a greater value.

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Nothing, nothing at all Non aveva amici, yael frankel

nothing n othi ng at all

né mamma, né papá, Yael Frankel né giochi,14 € 32 pp. Hardbound cover né giocattoli, 17 x 24 cm né niente.Themes: friendship, differences, nature

Fromniente 5 years Ma proprio di niente.

€ 14,00 www.passepartouteditions.com ISBN ISBN978-88-67450-21-3 978-88-67450-21-3

nada de nada

French rights unavailable

788867 450213 450213 9 9788867

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Nothing at all is what can happen to a stone, that isn’t looked at in summer or in winter. Nothing happens to this stone, he doesn’t feel anything, he doesn’t do anything. It wouldn’t even be worth it. But somewhere in the world there’s a little boy, too. Nothing happens to him either. Nothing in summer, nothing in winter, nothing at all. Until the day when that little boy trips over a stone. A strong story that leaves its mark and tells us how life, without contact with others, is nothing but nothing at all.

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Me, Qinuq Davide Calì Leire Salaberria Davide Calì & Leire Salaberria

14,50 € 32 pp. Hardbound cover 21x29 cm Themes: discovery, differences, nostalgia, words, integration

Davide Calì & Leire Salaberria

From 5 years French rights unavailable

€ 16,00 w w w. k i t e e d i z i o n i . i t ISBN 978-88-67450-00-8

9 788867 450008

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Qinuq is a small alien who has just landed on the Earth. He discovers and compares joyfully the resources, the wealth and the contradictions of our world. Everything is new and very different from his silent, dark planet where there is no water or heat and where the inhabitants laugh but don’t speak. But it is thanks to this separation – leaving his own land to discover a different reality- that Qinuq realizes the importance of his home, of his roots. Without forgetting where he comes from, Qinuq learns a new language that allows him to integrate and learn the rules of this new world.

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The story of a journey Nazli Tahvili 16,00 € 32 pp. Hardbound cover 22x22 cm

Nazli Tavili

The story of a journey

Themes: experience, travel, change From 3 years

KITE

N ew

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A little boy lives in a gray city, with gray houses under a gray sky. But one day, leaning out from his window, he spots a little blue bird. Following it, the little boy travels far and wide discovering new worlds and their colors. And when he goes back home at the end of his long journey, he realizes he has changed, and is able to change other people as well. A fairy tale exploring the value of experience, and how different it can make us and those around us become.

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14 € 32 pp. Hardbound cover 22x22 cm

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Lucie Müllerová

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Two friends go to town

Themes: friendship, jokes, circus From 5 years French rights unavailable

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A chubby cat, Gogo and Pascal, a colourful giraffe, two professionals in the small pleasures of life, set off for a happy trip to town. Their visits to the cake shop are notorious as are their fishing excursions on the river. They give spectacular performances at the circus as magicians, acrobats and musicians. Sometimes they just have to go shopping together. Pascal needs a special detergent for super bright colours and Gogo puts him in the washing machine as a joke. A fun, silent book, slightly retro with psychedelic shades. Two irresistible characters who get up to some tricks…

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A new arrival in town

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Lucie Müllerová

Lucie Müllerová

de ça, voyez-vous ?

Défense

de circuler

14,50 € 32 pp. Hardbound cover 22x22 cm Themes: difference, exclusion, generosità, friendship

Défense de circuler

From 5 years+ French rights unavailable

€ 14,50 www.passepartouteditions.com ISBN 978-88-95799-71-1

9 788895 799711

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Pascal and Gogo, a spotted zebra (giraffe)and a cat with an intense stare are standing outside their favourite cake shop when a sad, hungry lion appears. He wanders around the city, sleeps on benches and fishes in the river but from one “no” to another he’s becoming desperate. Until Gogo and Pascal find a job advertisement: traffic warden wanted. Who could do this job better than a lion with a glossy mane and a tummy full of cake? Pascal and Gogo, as well as understanding the small city vices, also reveal themselves as two incorrigible good souls.

14 € 32 pp. Hardbound cover 22x22 cm ISBN

Lucie Müllerová

Moon fever

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Lucie Müllerová

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Moon fever

Themes: reality, illusion, friendship From 5 years

N ew

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One night, Gogo sees Laika the Space Dog on TV, and he falls madly in love with her at first sight. So he decides to register as an applicant on the list of candidates for the following voyage to space. Pascal tries to persuade him not to go, insisting that up there it is too dark, it is too cold, and he would certainly feel too lonely. But Gogo does not listen to him. Only later will he be able to grasp to a full extent his best friend’s reasoning. A story that is both a meditation on the distance between reality and delusion, and an ode to friendship.

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Red Like Love Valentina Mai Per trovare l’amore bisogna innanzitutto cercarlo. 14,50 € 32 pp. Hardbound cover 22x22 cm

Themes: love, waiting, surprise, research, tenacity From 3 years Korean rights sold French rights unavailable € 14,50 www.kiteedizioni.it ISBN 978-88-95799-68-1

9 788895 799681

2,69 €

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Looking for love is a little like flying. Sometimes you dive in head first, other times you hover around uselessly; often you are dazzled, following mirages and losing your direction. But just when you feel like giving up love arrives, like the caress of a feather, the song of a bird, the beating of the wing of a life. The important thing is to have looked carefully in the mirror and to have made enough space.

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Marinella Barigazzi Ursula Bucher

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Who knows... 14 € 32 pp. Hardbound cover 24x24 cm Themes: imagination, travel, nature, fantasy, questions, meetings From 5 years French rights sold

iOS App 2,69 €

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A journey in a journey. Marco looks out of the train window and wonders how the things around him speak, hear and think: the birds, the trees, the river, the moon, the sun. In the end he meets the mysterious glance of another little girl. An anthem to nature and the philosophical thoughts of children, to their ability to experience totally the things around them.

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Forever Together

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Laura Brugnoli Cristina Amodeo Laura Brugnoli • Cristina Amodeo

TOUJOURS AVEC MOI

14 € 32 pp. Hardbound cover 22x22 cm Themes: friendship, distance, separation, change From 4 years old French rights unavailable

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A fantastically happy friendship, with no secrets, made up of iced cakes and joyful dances between an elk and a squirrel. Two best friends: one big and one small. The same sentiment: absolute complicity. Then the elk moves away with his family and the two friends are separated, missing their happy memories and feeling lonely. Until, one day, a thought stronger than their friendship comes to the rescue. The elk and the squirrel realize that if they want to they can be together forever. Because true friends stay in each others hearts.

Giulia Belloni • Karen La Fata

Un long voyage par delà les mers dont la fin n’est que le début.

Giulia Belloni • Karen La Fata

14 € 32 pp. Hardbound cover 22x22 cm

Mon monde à moi

Themes: identity, growth, research

Mon monde à moi

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Giulia Belloni Karen La Fata

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A Different Destiny

From 6 years French rights unavailable € 14,00 www.passepartouteditions.com ISBN 978-88-96023-20-4

9 788896 023204

€ 13,00

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The mermaid seems to say that we are all in cages with the doors open and we only have to find the courage to go out and face whatever is waiting for us. Staring at the acrobats from her aquarium in the circus and dreaming of freedom, the mermaid manages to escape and finds her way to the sea. At first it seems dark, populated by enormous, threatening creatures then, finally, immense, free, able to hold anybody who wants space to express themselves. A picture book that illustrates change with poetic delicacy and shows how to slide through the waves of our own identity without being hurt.

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A day without reason Davide Calì & Monica Barengo

Davide Calì & Monica Barengo

Un giorno, senza un perché

Davide Calì Monica Barengo 14 € 32 pp. Hardbound cover 21x21 cm ISBN 978-88-67450-34-3

Un giorno, senza un perché

l è.

From 5 years French rights unavailable Portuguese rights sold

€ 14,00 www.kiteedizioni.it ISBN 978-88-67450-30-5

9 788867 450305

N ew

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Sometimes things happen in life that we can’t explain. Like the time when Mr Icarus woke up one morning to find he had a pair of wings. Once he had overcome the initial shock, he asked himself and everyone he met, for an explanation for this transformation but no one could help him. Some people thought it was a gift and some a useless accessory . Some people thought that everything had a reason even though they couldn’t say what it was. But in fact, there is always a reason.

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Carolina D’Angelo Andrea Rivola

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The mystery of the gobbled fairy tales 14 € 32 pp. Hardbound cover 21x21 cm Themes: fairy tales, food, books, Pantagruel, mystery From 4 years French rights unavailable

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What happens during the night amongst the pages of a book? This time, in Giovanna’s bedroom, there is a thief who organizes pantagruelian raids and gobbles up everything. He jumps through the fairy tales like a character from Kusturic. There is no trace of Snow White’s apple, of Cinderella’s pumpkin, of Little red Riding Hood’s biscuits and not even a crumb of Hansel and Gretel’s house. Giovanna wakes up in the middle of the night and searches for the greedy eater. Following the trail of devastation she finds the fat giant and finds a way to calm his hunger. A brilliant, fast-paced journey though fairy tales and fantastic greed, through devouring passions and the magic of a wise and brave little girl.

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Everything Is Possible

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Giulia Belloni Marco Trevisan 14 € 32 pp. Hardbound cover 22x22 cm Themes: dream, plans, friendship, challenge, tenacity From 5 years English rights sold French rights unavailable

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A dream that becomes reality: the story of a sheep and a wolf who get together to build a flying machine. The sheep wants to see things close-up, at a distance or in the middle; the wolf sets aside his doubts and throws himself into the project. Everything is possible but the techniques have to be improved, you have to be determined and sometimes ready to defend yourself with some extravagant disguise. Only then can you finally take-off and look ahead without fear: the sky is the only limit, but do not say it too loud or the sheep could have strange ideas…

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14 € 32 pp. Hardbound cover 22x22 cm

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Giulia Belloni Marco Trevisan

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Seek and you shall find

Themes: friendship, adventure, irony of life From 5 years French rights unavailable

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When the sailor dog loses his glasses, desperate for help, he calls on the fearless sheep and her bashful friend, the wolf. So the three friends build a submarine to search and scour the depths of the sea. But sometimes, even if we don’t realize it immediately, the thing we are looking for is actually lying before our very eyes. A story that explores the value of determination accomplishing a quest, and that makes us smile showing us how ironic our existence can be.

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14 € 32 pp. Hardbound cover 22x22 cm

Giovanna Ranaldi

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Giovanna Ranaldi

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Something’s floating

Themes: mystery, life, journey From 5 years French rights unavailable

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A red object comes out of the sea and lets itself be carried along. It is red in a rough, bluish world but it seems to be in its element. It doesn’t lose itself in the waves, in the night, near a gigantic whale, among the seagulls and fish. It floats passively and reaches the land. It puts down roots and grows. Then, one day, perhaps sooner or perhaps later, a red object reaches the shore and goes out to sea. A story about the cycle of life, about trials and resistance, like faith or like destiny.

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In the air

BBOKS Giulia Belloni · Giovanna Ranaldi

Giulia Belloni · Giovanna Ranaldi

Giulia Belloni Giovanna Ranaldi 14 € 32 pp. Hardbound cover 22x22 cm Themes: friendship, distance, separation, change From 4 years old French rights unavailable

€ 14,50 www.passepartouteditions.com ISBN 978-88-95799-75-9

9 788895 799759

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An open window, a moment – of childhood or of adulthood- in which it is possible to be free. Two voices that speak to each other of strength, of nostalgia and of hope. They whisper in the air that maybe, taking inspiration form the courage of swallows, it is still possible to be themselves.

ALFREDO STOPPA & JESÚS CISNEROS

ALFREDO STOPPA & JESÚS CISNEROS

Arrivo improvviso, come una sberla sui viso, arrivo da lontano vestito da uragano, arrivo violento perché io sono il Signor…

Alfredo Stoppa Jesús Cisneros

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The breath of the wind 14 € 32 pp. Hardbound cover 22x22 cm Themes: wind, nature, seasons, rhymes From 5 years French rights unavailable € 14,00 www.kiteedizioni.it ISBN 978-88-67450-02-2

9 788867 450022

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Who can change the day in an instant, spray snow or spread a rainbow? Who can enter into a bottle or fight with the sun? Who causes havoc but can never be caught? This is the ballad of the wind, the song of the most elusive, intangible natural element. Cheeky, mysterious, nostalgic, accomplice, unstoppable, the wind crosses the seasons and confuses lives, steals hats, puts out fires, pushes clouds and swings. A delicate picture book in which the poetry embraces the subtle and dynamic illustrations by Jesùs Cisneros.

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Sketch

The cloud Alice Brière-Haquet Monica Barengo The cloud The cloud

16 € 32 pp. Hardbound cover 21x29 cm Themes: melancholy, reflection, rebirth From 5 years French rights unavailable Portuguese rights sold N ew

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Some days we feel a little downcast, those days when nothing seems to go right. We feel wrapped inside a cloud, and we are not able to see properly, even if the sun is shining. This cloud makes everything sullen and gloomy. But if we learn to be patient, we will wake up the next day and see that that cloud is no longer there, and the sky is blue and bright. A story that makes a fairy tale out of a bad day, showing us that by being patient and letting it go, the melancholy will eventually lift away.

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Polline

Polline una storia d’amore

una storia d’amore

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A love story Davide Calì Monica Barengo

PICTURE

Pollen

16 € 32 pages Hardbound cover 21x29 cm From 5 years French rights unavailable

€ 16,00 www.kiteedizioni.it ISBN 978-88-67450-16-9

9 788867 450169

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One day, a woman who didn’t love plants finds a white flower in her garden and starts to look after it. She lives waiting for the next flower. She feeds on the perfume and looks at herself in the whiteness of the petals. Every morning a new flower blooms until in the end the plant dies. The woman is very upset and tries to explain this betrayal through her own gestures. A wise yet cruel crow rebukes her and tells her not to rejoice in what she can obtain but in what she has. The seasons pass and the following summer a new flower appears, not in the woman’s garden but in that of her neighbour. Pollen fills the air and the soul of the woman, reconciling her again to the intangible fugacity of the gift. A beautifully illustrated picture book of suspended atmospheres, a story about the nature of love and it’s magic.

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Alfredo Stoppa Sonia M. L. Possentini 16 € 32 pp. Hardbound cover 30x21 cm

UN BAMBINO aLfredo StoPPa

SoNia M. L. PoSSeNtiNi

BIG PICTURE BBOKS

A child

Themes: childhood, differences, identity From 6 years

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Who is a child? And to be one do you have to know how to do something well, to feel things in a certain way, own certain objects, behave in the same way as others? A is “a child” and he isn’t particularly good at anything, but he is unique and precious: sensitive, funny, inquisitive, melancholy, creative. A child among other children: more gifted, sometimes presumptuous, rude, collectors, show-offs, all competing to show their talents, virtues and skills at all costs. A deep meditation on childhood, without false idealisms, presented in a soft, metaphorical light, that evokes the moments in the lives of children when they reveal themselves often as conformists and sometimes wonderfully rebellious.

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SONIA M.L.POSSENTINI

BIG PICTURE BBOKS

He looked like a crow SEM RAVA B

S EMBRAVA

UN

C ORVO

ALFREDO STOPPA

a dell’ignoto, mo Nero rivissuta, oso nel tempo, , dolce nostalgia...

ALFREDO STOPPA

SONIA M. L. POSSENTINI

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Alfredo Stoppa Sonia M. L. Possentini 18 € 40 pp. Hardbound cover 24x34 cm ISBN 978-88-95799-33-9 Themes: memory, childhood, memories, fear From 8 years

Euro 18,00 ISBN 978-88-95799-33-9

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An old teacher, an avid reader, waits for a child to find the courage to bring her glasses up the dark staircase of her house. As she encourages the child not to be afraid she remembers her own feelings of terror and threat that she felt as a child. In a protected childhood of fog and pale moon, of white clothes and festive Sundays, the Black Man appears, part crow and part old man. He appears in mirrors, in the shade, on the pavement of the village, evoked by a terrifying rhyme which is revealed as a solitary peasant who pedals slowly on his bicycle wearing a black cloak.

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The call of the swamp Davide Calì & Marco Somà 16,00 € 32 pp. Hardbound cover 21x29 cm Themes: swamp, parenthood, family, identity, love

N ew Il

ric hiamo de lla

palu de

Davide Calì & Marco Somà

From 5 years French rights unavailable Korean rights sold English rights sold

The adoptive parents of Boris love him, as he is, even though he didn’t looked like them. Years after years with his parents Boris is happy, he has almost forgot the swamp but one day a salty smell reaches him and with it the memory of his origins… “How similar to us do the people we love have to be?” This question crossed Boris’ mind like a fish. Perhaps those who are like us are simply those we love? And those who love us?” A new poetic title written by Davide Calì with the beautiful illustrations of Marco Somà.

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The ghost Lisa Biggi & Paloma Corral 16,00 € 36 pp. Hardbound cover 17x24

N ew

IL FANTASMA Lisa Biggi

Paloma Corral

Themes: loneliness, hyperactivity, love From 5 years French rights unavailable Spanish rigths unavailable Editorial blablabla

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Sometimes we feel utterly empty, no matter how busy we might be, and this is exactly what happens to the restless little ghost of this story. His weeks flow evenly the one mirroring the other, marked by a series of unexceptional activities, until the day when he notices a cloth with fringes hanging out to dry with the washing, and he thinks and he feels he might fall in love with it. A story describing how love can redeem and give meaning to our lives, overcoming every possible barrier.

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Benjamin Parker N ew

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Davide Calì & Leire Salaberria

14,00 € 32 pp. Hardbound cover 17x24 cm

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Harvey, the book character

Themes: dream, determination, resilience, redemption. From 5 years

Davide Calì & Leire Salaberria

French rights unavailable € 16,00 w w w. k i t e e d i z i o n i . i t ISBN 978-88-67450-00-8

9 788867 450008

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Harvey is a dog with a dream: he wants to be the character of a book. But, living in a city of cats, it is not easy for Harvey to make his dream come true. Indeed, he gets rejected for every role he auditions for. Until he finds the solution: he will write and illustrate a book himself, where he will be the main character. A story that celebrates thinking outside the box, showing how even the impossible can become possible thanks to the empowerment of original and creative thought.

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oi mok a

Moka’s world satoe tone

Satoe Tone 16 € 32 pp. Hardbound cover 21x29 cm Themes: rabbit, coffee, sadness, friendship, happiness From 6 years French rights unavailable Japanese rights sold

€ 16,00 www.kiteedizioni.it ISBN 978-88-67450-42-8

9 788867 450428

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N ew

It seems impossible, but at nightfall, it may happen that a small and curious white rabbit come to visit us in our home and he offers us a cup of coffee that will have different effects on our mood. His name is Moka, a conscience that reminds us that we were children once and that we should find the courage to go through the suffering to finally access to our happiness. Moka is the new lovely title by Satoe Tone, winner of the prestigious International Award for Illustration - FUNDACIÓN SM (BCBF 2013).

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Satoe Tone

Temi: hot chocolate, inter, recipes De 5 ans

€ 10,00

www.kiteedizioni.it

Cioccolata per te

Satoe Tone

10 € 32 pages Hardbound cover Un imperdibile per glicm amanti della cioccolata 12x12

Spanish rights sold French rights unavailable

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Chocolate for you

ISBN 978-88-67450-14-5

9 788867 450145

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Here is the recipe for hot chocolate revised and delicately illustrated by Satoe Tone. A white rabbit, a recurrent character in the universe of this Japanese author, helped by a mug with the claws of a goose, invites us to choose the ingredients necessary to make a delicious hot chocolate. This little book,which is square like a bar of chocolate, is an ideal gift for chocolate lovers both small and large.

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Cookies for you

BOOKS Satoe Tone

me le stelle?

Satoe Tone

Satoe Tone

Dove batte il cuore

Satoe Tone 10 € 32 pp. Hardbound cover 12x12 cm Themes: biscuits, rabbit, recipe

Dove batte il cuore

From 5 years French rights unavailable

€ 14,00 www.kiteedizioni.it ISBN 978-88-95799-96-4

9 788895 799964

N ew

Here is the recipe for traditionsl and tasty shortbread biscuits delicately illustrated by Satoe Tone. 60

A brown rabbit, Marrone, Moka’s friend, helped by a bird mug, invites us to choose the ingredients necessary to make many kind of delicious cookies. This little book is an ideal gift for everyone, small and large.

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Satoe Tone Satoe Tone

Satoe Tone Satoe Tone

è vero che l’amore è irraggiungibile come le stelle?

Dove batte Where the heart is il cuore

Satoe Tone 14 € 32 pp. Hardbound cover 21x21 cm

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Where the heart is

Where the Dove batte il heart cuoreis

Themes: love, enchantment, cats From 5 years Japanese rights sold Korean rights sold English rights sold

€ 14,00

€ 14,00

www.kiteedizioni.it

ISBN 978-88-95799-96-4

www.kiteedizioni.it

ISBN 978-88-95799-96-4

9 788895 799964

9 788895 799964

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A couple of cats in love walk along the banks of a lake. The night is so mysteriously full of life that the black cat is prepared to dive in and catch 63 a paw-full of stars for his love. It doesn’t matter that he only manages to pull out of the blue water leaves, jelly fish and strange creatures…all in the shape of a heart, because, although she still doesn’t know where the stars are, the white cat now knows where her heart is.

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I can do this* Satoe Tone 14 € 56 pp. Hardbound cover 22x22 cm Themes: relationships, growth, life, death, destiny From 5 years Simplified Chinese rights sold Japanese rights sold Korean rights sold Portuguese (Brasil) rights sold French rights unavailable

*Satoe Tone’s debut publication iOS App available

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His brothers break their egg shell with a single strike of their beak, they fly, they eat and swim brilliantly, they sing melodiously. They seem to be the perfect combination of instinct and nature, while he always feels out of place. Since one day he meet some flowers who were lost and he understand he can be useful and protect the flowers and their seeds. So it doesn’t matter if it rains, snows or if it’s boiling hot. He stays there because that’s his place. “I Can do This” is a delicate story that talks about love and feeling good about yourself.

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My best friend

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Satoe Tone best frie nd My

14 € 32 pp. Hardbound cover 22x22 cm Themes: friendship, hope, separation

My best friend

From 5 years Simplified Chinese rights sold Japanese rights sold French rights unavailable

€ 14,50 www.kiteedizioni.it

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An abandoned egg finds a friend, a rabbit with a tie who lives in a gigantic, red apple. The two become inseparable. They live everyday problems as though they were fun and joys as a gift until the day when the feathered mother calls the egg back and the two friends separate. The rabbit suffers greatly but one day the little egg comes back…completely changed. An enigmatic and philosophical story about friendship and change.

Lorenza Farina Marina Marcolin 16 € 32 pp. Hardbound cover 24x34 cm

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Violet is not Red

Themes: shyness, friendship, childhood, fear From 6 years French rights unavailable

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Euro 15,00

ISBN 978-88-95799-00-1

The Fromly problems of Viola, the shyest girl you can imagine: she would like to disappear, change colour like a chameleon and never ever blush like a traffic –light every time she is the centre of attention. Her inferiority complex and her isolation seem destined to never finish until a new class mate arrives : Nerina. She is even shyer and more insecure than Viola, she grows pale for insignificant reasons and suffers in the same way. She finds a friend who can understand her and protect her because two shy girls together are stronger than a lion. A delicate book with a tender atmosphere which gives voice to the silent tribe of reserved people.

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Zak Baldisserotto • Roberta Zeta Zak Baldisserotto • Roberta Zeta

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11,50 € 32 pp. Hardbound cover - 18x18 cm

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Zak Baldisserotto Roberta Zeta

MINI

MI N IA LB I

Bufo’s music

Themes: talent, diversity, tenaciousness, destiny

French rights unavailable

La musica di Bufo

From 3 years

3,59 €

70

Bufo is a frog who only lives in sunlight so that no one can tease him. He is pale green, has weak legs and he can see so little that he has decided to become vegetarian. His life doesn’t seem destined to be happy but one day he follows some music in the wood and finds an orchestra of insects rehearsing for the great spring concert. This time Bufo does not give up and starts to build his own original musical instrument. To his great satisfaction, he soon becomes a popular soloist. In spite of the cheeky frogs!

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MINI

High tigrosity

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Zak Baldisserotto • Giuditta Gaviraghi

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Alta tigrità

Zak Baldisserotto Giuditta Gaviraghi 11,50 € 24 pp. Hardbound cover 18x18 cm From 3 years French rights unavailable

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What happens if a tabby cat thinks his mother is a tiger? Mico begins to roar and behave like a tiger but his neighbours don’t like him any more. Eventually, a cat reminds him how to purr. A colourful and dynamic picture book, dedicated to all cat lovers who will recognize the obstinacy and free spirit.

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Themes: skunk, fears, fox From 3 years

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Not everyone knows that at one time skunks didn’t defend themselves by emitting unpleasant smells. Many years ago a timid skunk called Gaia gave out smells when she was afraid. Her classmates teased her mercilessly but one day she saved them from an attack by the fox. A small note: today skunks are not so expressive, dynamic and cheeky; the skunks of the past were indeed very cute.

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11,50 € 32 pp. Hardbound cover 18x18 cm

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Zak Baldisserotto Marco Trevisan

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Gaia’s fears

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The great Oswald

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Alessandra Henke Marta Dal Corso

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- Cricche e crocchi di animali, silenzio! - annunciò 11,50 € grande dai vostri un giorno una rana.Il- Uscite 32 pp.crateri! Oggi Hardbound cover - 18x18 cm osvaldo al crepuscolo il ballulo delle libelluleThemes: creerà per voi laziness, idleness, dance, dream, vocation, creste e crisantemi. tenacity, will Alessandra Henke • Marta Dal Corso

From 3 years French rights unavailable

1,79 €

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The lazy hippo Oswald dozes, bored, in the pool until the day of the great “dance of the dragon flies”. It is a persuasive and endless dance that involves Oswald with the only result of soaking all the public and making him feel ridiculous. But with the help of the dragonfly, the flamingo and the crocodile, Oswald begins to train. At the beginning he is incredulous but gradually he becomes more and more motivated. Arabesque after arabesque, a year after the great dance, Oswald will perform as the first hippo ballerina in history. Twirls, grace, elegance which turned all the tails in the savanna.

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Thank goodness for mummy Zak Baldisserotto Stefania Vianello 11,50 € 32 pp. Hardbound cover 18x18 cm ISBN 978-88-95799-86-5 Themes: Mummy, brothers, lies, secrets From 3 years

Zak Baldisserotto • Stefania Vianello

Per fortuna c’é la mamma

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Tuff is a small hedgehog, the youngest of five brothers. Coming home from school he makes himself into a ball so that he can roll home more quickly. Unfortunately, he gets stuck in the branches of a tree. His brothers, who are afraid of being told off by mummy hedgehog, leave him and invent many excuses for their brother’s delay… How can little Tuff be saved? Mummy hedgehog finds a way. As often happens in life…thank goodness for mummy!

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ABC of faces Alessandro Sanna

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25 € 108 hardbound pages 16x22 cm (8,5 mt total lenghts) Themes: alphabet, portraits, education, play From 3 years French rights sold

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For each letter of the alphabet there is a face, or rather an imaginative portrait of a boy or girl. Rock, Chinese, Afro, freckled, shy, lively, chubby, dressed for a party, cheeky, nice, worried, loud, messy, with glasses, afraid, street-wise, angry, brush head, with a fringe, curls, braces… An alphabetic catalogue of childhood to discover the letters inside the illustrations. Each page of the folded book can be detached and hung on the wall transforming it into an educational instrument or a special drawing which can offer unusual associations. A small work of art and fantasy, an enjoyable and playful album of childhood by Alessandro Sanna

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35 € 8 hardbound pages phosphorescent colour 33x48 cm

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Asobi (Denis Guidone, Alessandro Sanna)

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The Wake Up Book

Themes: night, fantasy, shapes, solitude, family For any age French rights unavailable

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This is a big, decorative, cardboard, fold-up book. It lives in a child’s bedroom and changes with the day and the night. It’s a curtain, a theatre of stories and inventions. In the sunlight it shows the never-ending, black and white story of a family. In the dark of the night the book comes to life with the antics of many animals: a pair of mice, a cat, a rabbit, an owl and a group of bats. The illustrations of the light and of the night mix with the shapes, stimulating playful ways of thinking: the wheels with eyes and the headlights, the wings of the bats and the shape of the children...

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Numbers in my head Alessandro Sanna

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25 € 24 hardbound pages 22x32 cm Themes numbers, mathematics, education, shapes From 2 years French rights unavailable

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What if numbers were shapes and objects before they became numbers? After the success of “Abc of faces” also “Numbers in my head” is a book to hang in the classroom or at home, to look at numbers and make friends with them: first by recognizing them in the hairstyles of 10 nice children that with their arms in the air - indicate the number with their fingers, then by seeing them repeated in the pictures as many times as the number. 2 is a mother kangaroo and her baby, 5 is the hooves and face of a horse and 8 is four pairs of birds… Again the illustrations show themselves to be a powerful means of visual learning, immediate, perhaps even more direct.

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Tell me – Your home Silke De Vivo 15 € 8 hardbound white pages 21x25 cm À partir de 2 ans French rights unavailable

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….what colour is your house? The first in a series of cut-out books of various sizes and different shapes. All white, to draw, colour and adapt as you like. Fun book/objects to invent and re-invent every day. In this case “Your House” will be coloured in. You can turn the pages as in any other book but the difference is that on each hardboard page you can find inserts to open and fold. When it has been coloured the book can become the scene of countless other games and a memory of your childhood to keep forever.

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