What a Story!



Yesterday’s adventures for today’s readers

History isn’t just what is taught at school desks. It's also, and above all, a great story. A story of compelling, stimulating, sometimes frightening, always incredible… but real events.

  • Incredible real stories from ancient and modern history.

  • Each volume features a small appendix at the end to deepen the knowledge gained, including news, curiosities, and anecdotes.


Titles by Pierdomenico Baccalario

The scaling of Mount Everest
King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table

Titles by Andrea Tullio Cannobbio

The Birth of the Computer 

Titles by Igor De Amicis & Paola Luciani

The Invention of Writing
The Roman Gladiators

Titles by Christian Hill

1969: The First Man on the Moon
Apollo 13
The Aeroplane: Conquering the Sky

Titles by Davide Morosinotto

September the 11th
The Eruption of Pompei

Titles by Daniele Nicastro

The Day Against the Mafia

Titles by Jacopo Olivieri

Hannibal and the Elephants
The Cave Paintings
The Discovery of Fire
The Extinction of the Dinosaurs
The Pyramids of Egypt


GENRE Historical
FIRST PUBLISHER Edizioni El (Italy), 2015


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.




Andrea is a linguist studying the 20th century Italian literary avant-garde. He graduated in modern letters from Genova University, completed a PhD at Ferrara University and has published articles in academic journals. From 2005 to 2007, he edited the "Maltese Narrazioni" literary magazine in which he also published several short stories. After this, he taught Italian language, literature and civilisation at Monastir University in Tunisia. More recently, he has started writing children’s books.



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.





Christian was born in Milan to an Italian mother and German father. He studied aeronautical engineering and has worked in role-playing games, journalism, IT and photography. He lives in Milan with his wife, two daughters and dog. Parachute jumping is not something he’s ever contemplated as he’s afraid of heights.



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.



Daniele lives in the province of Cuneo, in Piedmont, where he writes everything from novels to cards and messages in bottles. He began telling stories as a boy, whenever he came home late. His debut novel Grande won the Legenda Junior Prize and was shortlisted for the Bancarellino Prize 2018.




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.