WHEN ART BECOMES A MYSTERY,
THREE YOUNG PAINTERS TURN THEIR HANDS
TO SOLVING CRIMES AND MURDERS.
Paris, 1856. Rebellious troublemaker Claude (Monet), Pierre (Renoir), who doesn’t have two pennies to rub together, and Berthe (Morisot), an aspiring female painter in a world of male artists, are hungry for life and still trying to find their style when they first meet outside the studio of maestro Maurice Arnaud. But on the other side of the door the teacher is lying on the floor among his paintbrushes, dead in mysterious circumstances, while working on his last painting, a self-portrait. From that moment on the three youngsters, who will grow up to become the great Impressionists, find themselves caught up in the most incredible adventure ever, which will mark the beginning of an unbreakable friendship
Two leading children’s authors, the finalist and the winner of the 2019 Strega Prize, join forces again in another incredible children’s adventure.
A series of cases linked to the world of art, Bohemian artists, and what the three of them (and other friends like Cézanne, Manet - who Berthe will marry – Gauguin, Toulouse-Lautrec) will become: impressionist painters.
In each book, one of their paintings echoes or is particularly linked to the adventure told in the story.
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.
Guido è uno dei più famosi e premiati scrittori italiani di libri per ragazzi. Scrive per i giornali, il cinema e la televisione, è laureato in medicina veterinaria e da sempre è un grande appassionato di disegno e scrittura. Autore di un centinaio di libri, le sue storie sono state tradotte in molti Paesi e hanno vinto tutti i maggiori premi letterari dedicati alla scrittura per ragazzi, tra cui il Premio Strega Ragazze e Ragazzi nel 2019 con The stone. La settima pietra (PIEMME)