23 February 2016 marked the foundation of Pelledoca. A publisher of children’s literature.
Our books tell great, strong, unusual stories.
Thrilling tales that leave readers with bated breath and their eyes glued to the page.
We have made a specific choice, deciding only to deal with thrillers, noirs, and mysteries. Exploring fear and amplifying it with the imagination is a huge challenge. This is the intense emotion that we want to transmit to readers, exploring with them how fear can make people stronger and braver.
Pelledoca’s writers accompany the young readers through a narrative world of intrigue inhabited by shady characters, victims, and perpetrators, but also smart heroes. We believe that reading helps people get to know themselves, so it is an important tool to help young people grow. Pelledoca does not presume to know the answers, but instead explores fear and how to manage it, bringing readers into a narrated world. Here they have the opportunity to move more freely, as it is a space outside reality where they can put themselves to the test. At times fear takes the form of tension, other times anxiety, and sometimes it can even emerge as discomfort. However, when tackled, it has just one companion: courage. Apprehension and adventure go hand in hand. Exploring fears also means being able to understand when, in fact, there is no need to be afraid.
Pelledoca publishes in three types of series.
Occhiaperti: illustrated stories, similar to graphic novels, in a new format which distributes words and images in one space that is managed more freely, trying experimentation wherever possible.
Neroinchiostro: detective novels/thrillers that captivate readers with the pace of their narration and the unwinding of the plot from the first page right down to the last.
Piccole Piume: the first readings, for the youngest readers, written with highly legible characters. Action-packed adventures and investigations to solve for little detectives who miss nothing.