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The Little Barbarian


The Little Barbarian
by Renato Moriconi

A wordless picture book that captures the imagination.

Being a barbarian is no easy task. A barbarian must be able to survive an army of one-eyed giants or a pit of venomous snakes. He must bravely fight off manticores, dragons, and sea serpents. Luckily, a barbarian can always rely on his trusty steed to see him through any peril.
Readers of all ages will savor this wordless picture book with its clever twist ending.

“Moriconi’s simple, even wise, adventure salutes the power of a child’s imagination, which unspools endless visions of danger, courage, desperate rescue, and victory.”
Publishers Weekly Starred Review

“Inspired pictures will, in turn, inspire wide-eyed conversations.”
Kirkus Reviews Starred Review

“Un plauso davvero va a Renato Moriconi: ha condensato in una quarantina di pagine un capitolo di pedagogia, senza dimenticare il gusto per i colori acquerellati e offrendo ritmo, movimento e una novità in ogni facciata.”
MilkBook

“Un colpo di genio assoluto. Un colpo al cuore. (…) Sono caduta dalla sella, come il barbaro bambino.”
Le Figure dei Libri

“È sorprendente come Moriconi sia stato in grado non solo di meravigliarci ma anche di lasciarci sperimentare la magia del momento ludico, farci vivere l’emozione di essere un bambino che gioca.”
Libri e Marmellata
 

Awards

★ Brazilian Jabuti Award – Best Children’s Illustrations
 

Rights sold:

Brazil, Spain, Italy, France, North America: Eerdmans Publishing, 2018
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