The Knights of Good Manners


With good manners, you get everything.

In a town far, far away, there lived a group of people whose children were very ill-mannered. They didn’t wash, never cleared the table, and ate only sweets, just to give you an idea. Desperate times call for desperate measures, their parents told themselves.

So, they decided to call the Knights of Good Manners to re-educate their children in the most effective way possible. However, they hadn’t considered the possibility of also having to be brought back in line themselves.

  • A witty and ironic picture book that makes us smile and reminds us that perhaps, all in all, none of us are perfect.
  • With this project, Emanuele Benetti won the 2020/2021 Edition of the Lucca Junior Contest - "Livio Sossi" Editorial Illustration Award.


GENRE Picture book
PUBLISHER Kite Edizioni (Italy), 2021


Pierdomenico is 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 leading Italian children’s authors and the most widely translated abroad.





Born in 1983 in Trentino, Emanuele is an educator with a passion for drawing and illustration. The real fun begins when his trusty pencil glides over the paper and lets him escape from the daily grind.