The Desert Foxes

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The best-hidden, most-cunning plan in history.

A code hidden in the first edition of The Little Prince, and an ancient secret. A forty-year-long treasure-hunt that leads to a remote village on Corsica and the ramshackle Hotel Napoleon, where Morice and his family have just moved…

  • Saint-Exupéry and Roald Dahl, Rommel and a hidden submarine, secret passages and shady characters come together in a plot full of surprises.

  • A story of friendship and courage, with a spirit of adventure worthy of the Goonies.

  • Finalist for the Strega Children's Prize 2019 and Gigante delle Langhe 2019.

GENRE Adventure
FIRST PUBLISHER Mondadori (Italy), 2018
FOREIGN RIGHTS SOLD Spain (Edebe), Albania (Albas), France (Thierry Magnier)


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.