Nostril the Ogre's Christmas

Whose house will be the ugliest?

What happens at Christmas in the town inhabited only by ogres where the prize for the ugliest house is awarded each year? There are those who flood it, or tear away all the flowers. But unfortunately for Nostril the ogre, the more he tries to make his house ugly, the prettier it becomes.

  • A fun “backwards” Christmas story.


GENRE Picture Book
FIRST PUBLISHER Eli (Italy), 2019


Angelo Mozzillo was born in Naples in 1988 and lives in Milan. A collector of stories, he always likes to discover new ones and, when he can’t find any, he invents his own. He shuffles and rearranges words like a deck of cards, giving us stories, scripts, articles and nursery rhymes. His books include: “Io sono foglia” (Bacchilega Junior, 2020), "Giacomino Già che sei in piedi" (Biancoenero, 2020), “Quanto è piccolo il mondo" (VerbaVolant, 2019), "Viola e la luna" (Nomos, 2019), "Il Natale dell'orco Narice" (Eli La Spiga, 2019), "Abita qui Mimì?" (VerbaVolant, 2018).



Alice was born in Genoa, but grew up in Bogliasco, a small village of surfers and fishermen. In 2014, she graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Genoa, then, in 2017, she graduated in Graphics of images and illustrations at the ISIA institute in Urbino. She lives in Ticino, Switzerland, surrounded by snow-capped mountains, green meadows and chestnut woods. Winner of Premio Illustri 2019 in the Magazine and newspaper category, she’s the co-founder of PELO magazine. She collaborates with Italian and foreign magazines and publishers.