A Hundred Steps to Freedom

The breath of the mountain, the courage to spread your wings.

Lucio has always experienced the mountains with his eyes shut, and he sees things no one else notices. It is in the mountains that Lucio, who lost his sight as a young child, crosses paths with a baby eagle kidnapped by poachers. All seems lost. But the mountain hides many clues, which can reveal the truth to someone who knows how to listen for them – someone like Lucio.

  • A story about diversity and the courage to accept it.

  • Shortlisted for the Strega Children’s Prize 2019.


GENRE Coming of Age
FIRST PUBLISHER Salani (Italy), 2018
FOREIGN RIGHTS SOLD Spain (Duomo Ediciones), Japan (Iwasaki), Korea (Inori Publishing), China (Guangxi Normal University)


Giuseppe has a degree in Natural Sciences and works in the environmental education field. His great passions in life are writing, music and the outdoors. Founder and singer of the Lingalad folk music group, he has also written a number of nature reports for Italian broadcaster RAI, and starred in the award-winning documentary Oltre la Frontiera. His novels have been widely translated.