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Marinella Barigazzi

Author and Translator of children's books



Marinella Barigazzi is author and translator of children’s books.

Her first picture books, “Da Grande” and “Bimbo da Grande” which were published and later reprinted by Edizioni Lapis in 2007 and 2008, have also been published in Israel, Korea and China.

Her third picture book, “Chissà...” (I wonder... Kite Edizioni, 2009), widely appreciated for its poetical story, received numerous positive reviews, and a special mention from the jury of “Il Premio delle Palme”. It was also published in France by “Les Editions du Ricochet” of Nice in February 2011, and is available on Apple Store as an App for the iPad.

With Valentina Edizioni she has published “Il mio amico Pi. Storia di un amico immaginario” in 2011, the picture book of nursery rhymes “Filastrocche da mangiare” in 2012 and "Se fossi" (2013).

"Io e Lei" is her latest book (Lo Stampatello Editore 2014) wonderfully illustrated by the award-winning American illustrator Peter H. Reynolds.


She has translated, rewritten and adapted (from English and French) about 100 picture books and rhyming stories by the major authors of children’s literature, like Tony Ross, Russell Hoban, Peter H.Reynolds, Lauren Child, Margaret Mahy and many others, collaborating with the leading national and international publishing houses of the field.

She collaborates enthusiastically with schools, libraries and bookshops where she entertains children with stories and laboratories based on her work.