Infinite Stories

VARIOUS AUTHORS

BOOK SERIES

Because a great story never ends

  • Sequels to the most loved and evocative classics.

  • A modern language.

  • Adventure, mystery, friendship and also themes such as bullying and learning disabilities treated within compelling stories with vivid characters.

 

Return to Treasure Island

Pierdomenico Baccalario & Alessandro Gatti

More than thirty years have passed since the adventure narrated by Stevenson in his great novel Treasure Island, in which Jim Hawkins, then thirteen, embarked with Long John Silver in search of Captain Flint’s Treasure.

Now, Jim has a wife and two grown children, and he runs the Admiral Benbow inn as his parents did. But customer numbers are decreasing, the bills are increasing, and the storms that batter the coast don’t spare his modest inn. Until, one stormy evening, when a brawler boy turns up, who on closer inspection turns out to be... a girl.

Her name is Thunder, and her father is none other than the old Long John. She came looking for Jim to warn him of an ancient curse.

That same night, Jim finds himself on board a pirate ship, driven by a fate that once again takes him far from home...

 

 

The Last Journey to the Centre of the Earth

Davide Morosinotto

During an excursion on Stromboli, a slightly ragtag group of tourists ends up in a crater. They are accompanied by Doctor Marino, a volcanologist, and her eleven-year-old nephew Alex, fleeing boredom. The group laboriously climbs the slopes of the mountain, where the wind swirls the black sand, but suddenly Alex and the others feel the earth shaking under their feet... and they start to fall. After a long and frightening fall, they find themselves at the bottom of a pit of rock. Alive, but imprisoned in the bowels of the Earth.

The only way to get out of trouble will be to retrace Jules Verne’s journey in reverse. Following in the footsteps of the protagonists of Jules Verne’s novel, and discovering wonderful places and inhabitants, Alex and his companions will search with every last ounce of energy for a way back to the surface.

 

Dracula's Reawakening

Christian Hill

Another place, another time, but the threat of Dracula the vampire is more alive than ever.

Background: Mina Harker was one of the vampire hunters who defeated Count Dracula at the end of the nineteenth century in Bram Stoker’s novel. She herself was turning into a vampire, but the curse seemed to have been lifted with the destruction of the Count. Seemed to.

Gulf of the Poets, present day. Her descendants moved here, burying the terrible adventures of their ancestress in oblivion. Mina herself lies in the Lerici cemetery. Or rather, lay: she has in fact reawakened and, dusting off Dracula’s name, has resumed the Count’s nefarious habits.

Marina and Jonathan – Mina’s great-great-grandchildren – along with their friend Rocco, meet the YouTuber Nils – Van Helsing’s great-great grandson. All together, they find themselves on the vampire’s tracks. Will they be able to stop her, just as their ancestors did?

 

The Ever More Secret Garden

Lucia Vaccarino

Mary Lennox is now a teenager, and to her great regret she has to leave the secret garden, Colin and Dickon to go to a girls’ boarding school.

Life at Saint Catherine is very strict and far from the freedom of the moors, but there Mary finds a friend – the shy Agatha, so insecure and awkward that she can’t make friends or get through the teachers’ questioning, a rival – Frances, a young bully and centraliser – a mystery to solve, and of course a new garden in which to continue to bloom.

 

GENRE Adventure
TARGET 10+
FIRST PUBLISHER Piemme (Italy), 2021

PIERDOMENICO BACCALARIO

Pierdomenico grew up in an old house with a library containing more than 20,000 volumes. A writer and journalist, his books have sold millions of copies worldwide and have been translated into over 30 languages. Today he is considered one of the greatest Italian children’s authors.

 

 

ALESSANDRO GATTI

Alessandro grew up in the hilly region of Monferrato before moving to Turin. There, he gained a degree and Ph.D. in philosophy, just in time to discover that the world didn’t need another philosopher. At this point, his friend Pierdomenico suggested he start writing children’s stories. Since then, Alessandro has written more than thirty books, published in numerous countries.

 

DAVIDE MOROSINOTTO

Davide is not only a sci-fi and children’s author, but also a journalist and videogame translator. In 2018, Red Stars, one of his internationally successful books, won In Other Words – BookTrust’s Book in Translation Award in London. In 2017, he won the Italian Andersen Award with The Pocket Watch Gang, the adventure he dreams of having lived as a child. Then, in 2018, he was a finalist at Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis in Germany. In 2019, he won the Prix des Bouquineurs en Seine in France and the Vlag and Wimpel in the Netherlands.

 

CHRISTIAN HILL

Christian is an aerospace engineer who, immediately after graduating, decided he didn’t want to be an engineer. So, he turned to role-playing games and journalism and, more recently, to children’s fiction. He has published successful books for several Italian publishers and won the Cento Prize with Il ladro dei cieli (The Sky Thief).

 

 

LUCIA VACCARINO

Lucia was born in 1981 in Turin and lives in the province of Milan. In addition to writing novels for children, she is the author of cartoons and has been a producer of Italian and international television programmes.