Roberto Piumini
Peppino’s Journey

illustrations by Cecco Mariniello
24 pages (four colours), 5 euros, Isbn 88-8212-380-4

Mother Mary is looking for a peaceful place where to give birth to little Jesus. But Palestine is at war and even Santa Claus doesn’t know what to advise her. Then something wonderful happens and Jesus will be born under the sea and will be a really “new” Jesus. Book for children aged 6 and over.


Roberto Piumini has written many novels, tales, poems and translations for adults and poems, tales, novels, plays and translations for children. He is one of the best Italian children’s writers and is very well known even abroad. For Interlinea he wrote Ciro and the clouds and Caterina the goat.


Cecco Mariniello was born in Siena in 1950 and is one of the most famous illustrators in Italy (among others he has illustrated many books by Roberto Piumini). He has been awarded the Andersen prize and published with Piemme (Jacopo and the abominable wild beast), Fatatrac, Giunti and others. For Interlinea he wrote How Caterina saved Santa Claus and illustrated Ciro and the clouds by Roberto Piumini, Little mad tales by Anna Vivarelli and Who set the librery on fire? by Anna Lavatelli.

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