Marco Di Tillo


THE YOUNG KNIGHT
("Il giovane cavaliere" - Einaudi Publisher )

Pietro Casalini is a twelve year old who dreams of becoming a famous knight like his hero Giuliano de 'Medici, Lorenzo the Magnificent‘s brother. However the year is 1478 and odd obscure events are troubling Florence: the Pazzi’s are conspiring against the Medici family, and Sarah, the queen of witches, is plotting to kidnap Pietro’s little sister Arianna. So, now it all depends on the young knight who must try to save her by fighting against the forces of evil and the tragic events of history.

     


THREE BOYS AND THE SULTAN
(Tre ragazzi e il sultano - Mursia Publisher)

Sultan Bayezid II and his fleet reach Taranto to foil the Medici fleet’s campaign against him. The plan involves abducting Arianna, a girl very dear to the Lorenzo the Magnificent, in order to force him to turn over the Florentine ships to the Muslims. All ends well, thanks to the courage of three young heroes: Pietro, the brother of the kidnapped girl, Sacha, a noble-hearted gypsy and Remo, a Roman fruit vendor from the open air market in Campo de' Fiori.

 

     

MOMMY CHRISTMAS
(Mamma natale - Mursia Publisher)

Emergency! It’s Christmas Eve and Santa Claus has the flu! And what a flu it is, with a temperature of 104 °F! Dr. Gufo de Gufus confirms the terrible sentence: No leaving the house; Doctor‘s Orders! . The poor old man is desperate for all the world’s millions of children are waiting for his presents and gifts and he absolutely positively cannot disappoint them! Lo and behold Camilla the old reindeer and one of Santa’s faithful companions who comes up with the solution: ask Mama Christmas, Santa’s sister who lives in the South Seas, for help. So begins the adventure of this jolly old woman who, after an initial moment of bewilderment, is able to carry out her mission to a happy ending.

 


     

MOMMY CHRISTMAS AND THE PIRATES
(Mamma natale ei pirati - Mursia Publisher)

A new adventure for Mama Christmas. This time it’s battling with terrible pirates who have stolen toys from her brother Santa Claus’ floating toy factory ship. With help from her friend Archibald the scientist and his ingenious inventions, once again the jolly old lady is able to save the day.

 

     

WALKIN' ROME
(Made in Italy Publisher)

Seven easy and romantic walks by foot around Rome. Curious windows, unknown squares, open air fruit and flower markets, ancient buildings and mysterious baroque churches. All this together with amusing anecdotes and memories of a life lived by the author.