The Last Hunter

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I am the last hunter and you are the last of your kind.
The noise of our fight will make the stars fall from the sky.

Florida, 10,000 years ago. When a terrible fire destroys the tribe’s camp, only sixchildren survive.

Six children who will decide, alone, to carry out the great hunt, in search of the last mastodons, creatures that are very precious for their survival.

The journey through a wild America full of huge and unknown animals will be an opportunity for them to discover their own talents: Ama has the Talent of Stories, Ocho that of Ropes, Cato of Stone, Beri of Fire. And Roqi? If he doesn’t even have the courage to throw a stone at a leaf-eater, will he ever be able to become a hunter? And above all: will the children be able to survive in the most hostile environment that has ever existed?

  • A great survival story, able to draw the readers in and keep them reading.

  • The courage to grow up, self-discovery and a journey of initiation into adulthood.


GENRE Adventure, Coming-of-age
FIRST PUBLISHER Mondadori (Italy), 2021
RIGHTS SOLD IN Germany (Thienemann), Belgium & Netherlands (Pelckmans)


Davide is a multi-award-winning writer, whose works have been translated into 25 languages. Winner of the Andersen Prize with Il Rinomato Catalogo Walker & Dawn (The Pocket Watch Gang), Modadori 2017. Finalist for the prestigious Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis in Germany 2018, and winner of the Prix des Bouquineurs en Seine in France, the Vlag en Wimpel in the Netherlands, and the Flanders KJV in 2019. In 2021, he entered the IBBY Italian Honour List, won the Zilveren Griffel in the Netherlands, the Penzberger Urmel Literature prize in Germany, the Grand Prix des Lectures du Journal de Mickey in France and the Strega Children’s Prize in Italy. He has also been nominated for the Carnegie Medal 2022 in the UK.