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
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