Suitasble for children aged 14 and over

Suitasble for children aged 14 and over

Giunti Editore 2008

“Suddenly you starter to yell like damned, louder than wind I swear!
Then I thought you must be called Mistral, because you are just like it”
Like the wind, little Mistral lives alone in the shade of a lighthouse, between the steep creeps of his wild island.
No one but the sea loneliness and the thousand of segrets floating in the weaves, is able to control his personality, strong-willed but perpetually lacerated by doubts and uncertainties.
This is until he meets Cloe, a little foreigner who, with her open-mindedness, leads him to the love disclosure.

“In this new “bildung roman” that doesn’t run after fashions and doesn’t try in any way to monkey the youngsters world, Angela Nanetti remains faithful to herself, to her theme and stile choices and she carries on with her long literary exploration of adolescence telling from inside deeper feelings with sincerity and passion”
(Maria Pace “Andersen, December 2008”)

“A novel full of emotion, written with light and intense words”
(Silvia Ranelli, www.editoriaragazzi.com )

Angela Nanetti, author of a large number of children’s books, explores with sensitiveness her characters’ soul, in a marvellous novel that attracts the young readers as well as the adults’ sensitivity
(Martina Cossia Castiglioni in “Milano Finanza” 20- 12- 2008)

…Un magnifique roman d’apprentissage qui emporte le lecteur grace à une écriture d’un grand souffle lyrique. Un texte traversé d’odeurs, de mouvements, de couleurs, de saveurs, et animé par des personnages complexes et attachants”

Lire en V.O. Livres pour la jeunnesse en italian.

BnF. Centre national de la littérature pour la jeunesse – La Joie par les livres.

Published in Switzerland and Turkey

Prizes and Awards

  • White Ravens, 2009
  • 2nd Prize “The Landes Giant” 2009
  • Finalist Prize “Countess Bookand
  • Beginner Critics” 2009 Trento
  • Prize “Pippi” 2010 Bologna Bookfair
  • Selected for “Pépites d’or” Salon de Montreuil –Paris 2011
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