A Letter with Pigtails

On the train home, stamped like a letter, heading for adventure.

1914: Johanna, the daughter of a railway engineer in Mexico City, must go and see her mother in Texas. To keep her safe, her father decides to put a stamp on her and send her in a postal carriage. A long journey awaits, full of weird and wonderful encounters – including with Pancho Villa himself.

  • Emotions, conspiracies and secrets all wound up in an enormous adventure.

  • Touches on the theme of travel and the coming-of-age of a spirited, determined young girl.


GENRE Adventure
FIRST PUBLISHER Giunti (Italy), 2018
FOREIGN RIGHTS SOLD Belgium and Netherlands (La Zeta)


Christian is an author, journalist, translator and videogame creator. He lives in the Valassina mountains with his family, five cats, a dog and the characters of his novels. In 2016, he published The Berlin Offside which was a finalist for the Bancarellino Children's Prize and won Il Gigante della Langhe in 2017. In 2018, the rights of the same book were optioned for a TV series.