The design and editorial features of each product strives to combine novelty and tradition: evidence of this lies in the many best-selling titles from the 1970s which are still available in our backlist and which have become well-known classics.
Edizioni EL’s backlist features the most important works by Gianni Rodari, the only Italian author ever to be granted the international “Hans Christian Andersen Award”, as well as novels, poetry and stories by acclaimed writers Roberto Piumini, Bianca Pitzorno, Beatrice Masini, Pierdomenico Baccalario, Stefano Bordiglioni, Davide Morosinotto and Daniele Aristarco.
Not to mention illustration masterpieces, ranging from the classic works of Francesco Altan’s to the new, exciting art by contemporary artists Nicoletta Costa, Alessandro Sanna, Marco Somà, Axel Scheffler, Olimpia Zagnoli, Miguel Tanco and Gaia Stella.
Gianni Rodari was Italy's most important children's author of the twentieth century!
He wrote nursery rhymes, tales, novels and plays and worked as a schoolteacher, journalist and pedagogist. He was the first children’s author who had the courage to address delicate issues such as peace and solidarity in a simple language and with great imagination.
Gianni Rodari is well-known and much loved both in Italy and abroad. His books have been translated into 46 different languages.
In Italy, Edizioni EL publishes almost all Gianni Rodari‘s works in many forms: from illustrated pocket-books to vintage-looking hardbound, from large picture books to agile texts for girls and boys that are learning to read.
In 2020, 100 years have passed since the birth of Gianni Rodari and Edizioni EL celebrates the centenary of the great author with special publication and celebration throughout the year.