The glorious kingdom of Celeste One-hundred-twenty-third is on a cloud. It contains a beautiful castle, a village, and a happy people. It would, indeed, be a place of peace and celestial beauty if it had not been filled with things. Heavy things that might pierce the cloud and precipitate in village, castle, kings and subjects in the void. Is there a remedy to disaster? After carefully thinking of it, Celeste One-hundred-twentythird finds a solution: to throw away everything that is superfluous, all that exceeds the needs, all that is useless.
Once upon a time there was a story. The story lived in a book. The book belonged to a child. But the child was still not able to read. But he was very good at looking at pictures. So he already knew many things about: all interesting things. For example, there was a dog travelling in a green suitcase; a woman with a parrot on her head; and a cat was dancing on the front legs.
All couch potatoes in the animal kingdom: lovers of pajamas, plaid collectors, connaisseurs of the pillow, devotees of the slipper, experts of the mattress, artists of the bed sheet. This book will teach children to dream, snore, rest, relax, nap, fall asleep, be swayed, go sleepwalking. The rhyming handbook of bedtime in its many shades, the bible of hibernation, the Baedeker of the night: an indispensable book to explore the wild country of sleep. Ideal for late sleepers, insomniacs, dreamers, explorers of silence, afraid of the dark, and stars travelers.
Two boys meet. Two shepherds. They have a lot in common: they walk barefoot, live in a hovel, have brothers. But one of them is strange, mysterious, elusive and sweet. In a word, he is different. He’s always by himself. He talks like no other does. He says things that go against everything adults think and say. The other boy is a little scared by him, but fascinated too, because that sad boy is always ready to stand by his side, to defend him, to help others.
A classic by a great American graphic designer and illustrator, who revolutionized the image and style of Italian publishing in the 1970s: John Alcorn. A small book aimed at children: a hymn of love for books and reading, words, literature: the intelligence that espresses the best of what man is and can do since ten thousand years ago. A gem of irresistible beauty - for its design, illustrations and spirit - that challenges the pervasive dominance of the new technologies and reaffirms the charm without equal of the books.
In a village hugged by a river, in an outlandish house, there lived an old woman. Every day she took a lot of trouble to cook many delicious dishes, and then in the evening, sitting at the window on her rocking chair, she enjoyed the sight of the fog rising slowly from the river and swallowing everything. But one day, an unexpected guest knocked at her door: It was a Dark Shadow who want to take the old woman away. No way: the old lady had to prepare some superfine Christmas cakes. No one can make it as tasty as she does. So the Shadow will have to wait.
The creation of the world has been imagined countless times, in all human cultures, in songs, legends, poems, short stories. Berardi and Gottardo (a.k.a. Shout) together imagine a God in ecstasy at the beauty of his own creations, stemmed from the shock of hearing the beating of his own heart in the solitude of an infinitely empty spaces.
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A catalog of impossible, comic, surreal, hilarious, amazing, ironic situations. The grace of the paradox of all things which are poetically around our lives, but cannot be grasped. Things which we perceive as marginal. Things we do not know how to tell. Things that stopped working or ceased to be as they should. Things we still love dearly. Stray animals, stolen bikes, unnamed streets, buildings never built, faces hard to remember, lost and found...
Published in French by Editions Notari. Rights for all other languages available.