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
CATEGORY 11+
FIRST PUBLISHER Mondadori (Italy), 2018
FOREIGN RIGHTS SOLD Spain (Edebe), Albania (Albas), France (Thierry Magnier)

PIERDOMENICO BACCALARIO

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.