Homes Around the World

What is a home? A den to take shelter in, a nest in which to raise our children, a quiet corner for our hobbies.

A trip around the world, in the company of an intrepid young girl who wants to see for herself the customs and traditions of all the people she encounters.

  • Eleven types of homes scattered across five continents, treating young readers to insights into the most fascinating homes in the world, while revealing the customs of the world’s peoples.

  • From igloos to caravans, farmhouses to houseboats, lofts to Japanese homes.


GENRE Picture Book
FIRST PUBLISHER Electa Kids (Italy), 2018 
FOREIGN RIGHTS SOLD China (Publishing House of Electronic Industry), Belgium and Netherlands (SchoolSupport)


Born in Genova in 1965. Bookseller by family inheritance, then company trainer and executive coach for a telecommunications multinational. At the moment she is in charge of writing and training. To her credit, the book Il bello dello sport (Giunti - Educational Projects), and several collaborations with Slowfood and the magazine Lg Argomenti. Her first illustrated children's album Si j’étais une souris was published with Grasset in 2018.



Martina Tonello was born in Padua, Italy, in 1993 and now lives in Bologna, where she spends her time writing and illustrating stories, and designing and running workshops for children. When she’s not out with her dog, she works in the publishing field, as well as for festivals and voluntary associations.