Little Classics



The best authors. The greatest illustrators. The most loved classics ever. The world’s all-time masterpieces in simpler and shorter versions.

A series of classics for children rewritten by today’s great authors, designed specifically for the target of children. Exciting and beautiful stories, stories that can and must be told like fairy tales, which you may want to read and reread many times. The authors have interpreted the spirit of the originals to propose them with freshness and immediacy, addressing children without having to nod to adults in any way.

  • 300,000 copies sold in 24 months and already translated into numerous languages.

  • Economic, handy, pocket-sized, affordable and very attractive from a graphic point of view.


Titles by Sarah Rossi

Alice Through the Looking Glass, Babar the Elephant, Bambi, The World of Peter Rabbit, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Nutcracker, Arsène Lupin: Gentleman Burglar, Carrot Top, Nobody’s Boy, The Tales of Edgar Allen Poe

Titles by Davide Morosinotto

A Christmas Carol, Aeneid, An Old-Fashioned Girl, Jo’s Boys 

Titles by Lucia Vaccarino

David Copperfield, Little Dorrit, The Snow Queen 

Titles by Pierdomenico Baccalario

Don Quixote, Frankenstein, The Count of Montecristo, Odyssey 

Titles by Tommaso Percivale

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Aladdin and the Magic Lamp, Uncle Tom's Cabin, The Legend of the Sword in the Stone, The Metamorphosis 

Titles by Igor De Amicis & Paola Luciani

The Hunchback of Notre-Dame 

Titles by Jacopo Olivieri

The Wind in the Willows, The Iliad 


GENRE Classics
FIRST PUBLISHER Edizioni El (Italy), 2015
FOREIGN RIGHTS SOLD Greek, Dutch, Polish, Serbian, Portuguese (only Portugal), Albanian, Turkish, Castilian.


Sarah is an editor and children’s book author. She has worked passionately in the children’s literature world for more than a decade, for all the most important publishers around. She lives in the woods surrounded by winds, deer and books.



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.



Lucia has a patient scientist by her side and a house full of books. In addition to writing novels, she works in cinema and animation.






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.




Tommaso lives and writes on an isolated hilltop surrounded by rocks, wind, woods and roe deer. Passionate about stories, sleight of hand, comics and games, he is a curious writer and, as such, tackles various genres, ranging from historical fiction to science fiction, from adventures to thrillers. His novels have been translated into more than twenty languages.



Igor is a Chief Commissioner of the Penitentiary Police, while Paola is a support teacher in primary schools. They are a couple both in life and in writing. Screenwriters of animated cartoons, their books have been published in several countries.





Jacopo Olivieri, a versatile artist, started off as an illustrator and cartoonist. He worked for years in the theatre as a costume designer and set designer. He has published children’s books with the leading Italian publishing houses.