The Greats



The greats who changed history, made child-friendly

Stories of men and women who changed the world, each in their own way, with their own words, their own inventions, their own choices.

  • Incredible real characters of the past and present.

  • Inspirational true stories.


Titles by Pierdomenico Baccalario

Einstein. Genius Without Confines
Steve Jobs. The Man Who Gave Life to the Computer
The Beatles. The Fabulous Four

Titles by Igor De Amicis & Paola Luciani

Malala. A Voice Against Ignorance
Maradona. The Golden Kid
Ramses II. The Greatest of Pharaohs
Tutankhamun. The Child Pharaoh

Titles by Alessandro Gatti

Enzo Ferrari. Master of Speed
Pelé the King. of the Ball

Titles by Davide Morosinotto

Marie Curie. The Lady of the Atom
Muhammad Ali. The Greatest

Titles by Jacopo Olivieri

Alexander the Great. Conqueror of the World
Darwin. Scientific Revolutionary
Laika. Four-Legged Astronaut
Michelangelo. A Life for Art
Napoleon. From Soldier to Emperor
Newton. Science Wizard
Raffaello. The perfect artist
Stephen Hawking. A Mind Towards Infinity

Titles by Tommaso Percivale

Achilles. Invulnerable hero
Archimedes. Numbers wizard
Lorenzo the Magnificent. Prince of the Renaissance
Ulysses. Hero of the Heroes

Titles by Sarah Rossi

Margherita Hack. Explorer of the Stars

Titles by Various Authors

Artistic Greats
Historic Greats
Scientific Greats


GENRE Biography
FIRST PUBLISHER Edizioni El (Italy), 2016


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.




Igor is a Chief Commissioner of the Penitentiary Police, while Paola is a support teacher in primary schools. They are a couple both in life and in writing. Screenwriters of animated cartoons, their books have been published in several countries.





Alessandro grew up in the hilly region of Monferrato before moving to Turin. There, he gained a degree and Ph.D. in philosophy, just in time to discover that the world didn’t need another philosopher. At this point, his friend Pierdomenico suggested he start writing children’s stories. Since then, Alessandro has written more than thirty books, published in numerous countries.




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.



Jacopo Olivieri, a versatile artist, started off as an illustrator and cartoonist. He worked for years in the theatre as a costume designer and set designer. He has published children’s books with the leading Italian publishing houses.





Tommaso lives and writes on an isolated hilltop surrounded by rocks, wind, woods and roe deer. Passionate about stories, sleight of hand, comics and games, he is a curious writer and, as such, tackles various genres, ranging from historical fiction to science fiction, from adventures to thrillers. His novels have been translated into more than twenty languages.



Sarah is an editor and children’s book author. She has worked passionately in the children’s literature world for more than a decade, for all the most important publishers around. She lives in the woods surrounded by winds, deer and books.