The Phenomenal P.T. Heliodore

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The first time P.T. Heliodore ever heard an animal speak, he was ten years old. P.T. had an imagination as big as Connecticut. So, just as he knew animals could speak, he also knew his father was a king and that Alice had green hair, but not just any old green – as green as the tips of spring buds. And she could fly. Yes, Alice knew how to fly. She was the feather girl.

  • A magical mix of poetic, surreal and dreamlike elements.

  • The combination of imagination and the paradoxical produces a compelling read that will be irresistible to everyone who loved Roald Dahl and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

  • An effortlessly direct writing style.

GENRE Adventure
FIRST PUBLISHER Piemme (Italy), 2019
FOREIGN RIGHTS SOLD Russia (Samokat), France (Bayard)


Guido is one of the most famous Italian children’s book writers. He writes for newspapers, cinema and television. Author of over one hundred books, his stories have been translated into many languages and have won all the major literary prizes dedicated to writing for children, such as the Italian Andersen in 2009, 2015 and 2018, and the Strega Children’s Prize in 2019.