The Lost Flower of the Shaman of K

She took him into the world and he kept her safe in it.

Peru, 1986. In a Lima hospital, two children find an old diary and are fascinated by the drawing of a mysterious flower.

An unexpected friendship and a journey of a thousand dangers are just about to begin!

  • An epic journey from the Andes to the Amazon.

  • The discovery of life through the eyes of two twelve-year-olds who face a savage world hand in hand.

  • An original and fresh style that makes the readers the protagonists through voices, colours and sounds.

GENRE Adventure
FIRST PUBLISHER Mondadori (Italy), 2019
FOREIGN RIGHTS SOLD Germany (Thienemann), Netherlands and Belgium (Baeckens Books), France (L'Ecole des Loisirs)


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.