MY BOOK ABOUT “SMOMBIES, SMARTPHONES AND CYBERBULLIES” IS N.1 AT AMAZON BEST SELLERS FOR CHILDREN!

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Incredible, but true! Despite the heat, despite the holidays, despite August, my book “Pronto? Sono il librofonino” (“Hello? I’m the bookmobilephone”), that I wrote for “I Quindici” Publishing, with the illustrations by Eleonora Moretti, today gains the top of Amazon’s Best Sellers ranking. It is placed at n.1, of the category Books for Children on Complex Themes. But not only: it also comes in 7th place for the category of books on the subject of Bullying. It is a particularly significant news, also because the book – which tells “stories of smombies, smartphones and cyberbullies” – was released in January 2017 and since then has always remained in the Top 100 of Amazon, also supported by the long series of meetings that I had in schools throughout Italy, meeting up to now about 40.000 students. A huge “thank you” to the ever more numerous readers who have decreed the success of this “little” book that is thrilling kids and families all over Italy! For info and meetings in schools with the author: sandinipaolo@gmail.com

IN THIS PHOTOGALLERY SOME OF THE DRAWINGS CREATED BY ITALIAN STUDENTS ISPIRED BY MY BOOK. THE DRAWINGS WERE CREATED BY ISTITUTO COMPRENSIVO 1 IN MONTE S.GIOVANNI CAMPANO (FROSINONE, ITALY).

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MY BOOK (“EATING WITH POPE FRANCIS”) IN THE FINAL 6 OF “BANCARELLA AWARD COOKING”

Worldwide success book “Eating with Pope Francis“, that I had the honour to write, has been voted among the 6 Best Books for Bancarella Award Cooking section! 

The Bancarella Award is very close to the heart of Italian booksellers because the Prize is closely related to them;  they choose both the candidates and the winner. Booksellers are the ring of the chain correlating the publisher and the reader: they know best.  And worldwide success “Eating with Pope Francis” (over 150K copies, translated in 14 languages so far) has made it to the final 6 of Cooking section. We’re so proud!  Final result the 21st October. Can’t wait for it! 

The book has been published in Italy by Mondadori in collaboration with Food-Dalcò; the international editions have been published, among others, by Bayard, Larousse, Sudwest Verlag, Novalis aso.

A BIOGRAPHY UNDER A NEW PERSPECTIVE

“Enjoy your meal!” These are the words with which Pope Francis greets the worshippers in his speeches. Few knows the deeper meaning: before becoming Pope, he graduated in Food Chemistry and inherited the passion for food from his mother, grandmother and relatives who owned a restaurant in Piedmont, Italy.
In this book (208 pages, large format, with great photos) you’ll discover the milestones of the Pope’s life and the dishes related to this main events: you can replicate them at home following the original recipes in the book. A volume that gives a new perspective on the beloved, charismatic figure of Pope Francis, recounted by the Pope’s biographer, Roberto Alborghetti. The volume contains 36 special and illustrated recipes inspired to the life of Pope.

THAT “POP” BALLOON WHICH IS CONQUERING ITALIAN CHILDREN (THE ALBUM/ONE PROJECT)

 

There is a wonderful and “pop”  balloon flying over the skies of Italy. It is contained in the pages of a special book, which I had the honor to write, illustrated by Eleonora Moretti. This yellow-red-blue balloon is capturing the attention of many Italian children. The drawings you see in this gallery are just some of the thousands created and made in the Italian schools that have adopted the book, which is part of a series of eight publications called AlbumOne. The first of the eight stories is titled “Adventures aboard the balloon“.

AlbumOne is the first title published by “Funtasy / Le edizioni del Divertimente” for being at the center of school activities – suggested age: from 4 to 7 years – or a family reading. The stories were conceived and presented as an instrument to be “put into the hands” of teachers and children.
AlbumOne is not just a book, but a real work tool, to be built week after week, together with children. It is an invitation to raise our eyes to new horizons. To the rhythm of stories. A “magic” that AlbumOne wants to communicate, spread, develop, with the colors and the language of fantasy.

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The cover of the book

ALBUMONE: A STORY THAT BECOMES OUR OWN STORY 
How is AlbumOne made? It is built in a simple and at the same time innovative way. First of all it has a square format that – it is scientifically proven – favors a better posture, greater concentration, an harmony of gestures and a better and more rational use of the space-sheet.
Then there is the yellow-red-blue story, which is part of a series of eight I written. They are stories that I created and built in dialogue with my daughter, during her childhood years, between 4 and 7 years. So, they are stories for life and about life, friendly and empathetically suggestive, born in the fun and in the game of asking questions. Stories that are always connected to the same experiences of the child, to the moments of his growth, to his small difficulties, to his discoveries.
Each story is presented in episodes, over the various pages. And each episode suggests questions, paths, perspectives, drawings to be made on white sheets, spaces to be filled in full freedom, reliving and re-interpreting the various scenes of the story. Always experiencing the discovery of new words, in an exciting and entertaining lexical enrichment.
From page to page, from month to month, the yellow-red-blue story will produce and suggest other stories, which will remain so “carved” in the pages of AlbumOne, which will become an unmissable document and diary of the first years of life. A document to be kept, to be given to parents, at the end of the school year.

  • The drawings of the photogallery were made by the children of the following schools: Scuola Primaria De Mattias, Frosinone; Istituto Comprensivo  Cassano-De Renzio, Bitonto (BA); Istituto Comprensivo Pontecorvo 2, Pontecorvo (FR); Istituto Comprensivo Veroli 2, Veroli (FR).

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  • For infos, contact and acquisition of international publication rights: Funtasy Edizioni, sandinipaolo@gmail.com

 

 

LE NOUVEL OBSERVATEUR (FRANCE): AN INTERVIEW ABOUT MY NEW BOOK

NOUVEL OBS maggio 2018 2My book “A la table du pape François”  (Dining with Pope Francis) also released in France for Bayard editions, is at the center of an interview published by the prestigious LE NOUVEL OBSERVATEUR, the most important weekly magazine in France (about 550,000 copies sold). The interview – whose title is “For Pope Francis a meal succeeds when it is shared” – is edited by the journalist Alice Tixier.

This is the link to the Nouvel Observateur page:
https://o.nouvelobs.com/food/20180509.OBS6427/pour-le-pape-francois-un-repas-est-reussi-lorsqu-il-est-partage.html#

Alice Tixier’s interview, as seen on the Nouvel Observateur site, is among the most widely read articles ever.

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TALKIN’ ABOUT MY NEW BOOK: INTERVIEW AT TV 2000

Roberto Alborghetti, giornalista e scrittore, è stato ospite di Lucia Ascione, a TV2000,  nel programma “Bel tempo si spera”, dove ha parlato diffusamente del suo nuovo libro “A tavola con Papa Francesco / Il cibo nella vita di Jorge Mario Bergoglio” (pubblicato da Mondadori, in Italia). L’importanza di vivere la tavola come condivisione.

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Roberto Alborghetti, journalist and writer, has participated as a special guest at TV2000, in the program “Bel tempo si spera” led by Lucia Ascione. He was interviewed  about his new book, “Dining with Pope Francis / The food in the life of Jorge Mario Bergoglio”. The importance of living food and cooking as an experience of meeting and sharing between people.

“Enjoy your meal!” These are the words with which Pope Francis greets the worshippers in his speeches. Few knows the deeper meaning: before becoming Pope, he graduated in Food Chemistry and inherited the passion for food from his mother, grandmother and relatives who owned a restaurant in Piedmont, Italy. In this new book you’ll discover the milestones of the Pope’s life and the dishes related to this main events: you can replicate them at home following the original recipes in the book. A volume that gives a new perspective on the beloved, charismatic figure of Pope Francis.

Lucia Ascione interviews Roberto Alborghetti , TV 2000.

ALSO IN SPAIN IMPRESSIVE MEDIA COVERAGE ABOUT MY NEW BOOK

“Eating with Pope Francis”, by Roberto Alborghetti, published in Italy by Mondadori, has just been released in Spain, where – as it is happening in Italy and other European Countries – it is receiving an impressive media coverage. “En la mesa con Francisco” is the title of the Spanish edition of the volume, published by Editorial Larousse. Daily newspapers, magazines, weekly magazines and online newspapers are giving ample space to the Pope Francisco recounted in his relationship with food and all today the  food represents (food waste included). Here a photogallery of some articles published by various newspapers. Below, a series of links to online pages. As you can see, it’s really great the attention that Spain is dedicating to the book.

SPAIN: MEDIA ON En la mesa con Francisco by Roberto Alborghetti, Larousse

http://www.periodistadigital.com/religion/libros/2018/03/26/en-la-mesa-con-francisco-un-papa-que-sabe-cocinar-religion-iglesia-vaticano.shtml

http://www.lasprovincias.es/sociedad/libro-recetas-vida-papa-francisco-20180326124608-nt.html

https://www.directoalpaladar.com/cultura-gastronomica/el-papa-francisco-es-un-foodie-ama-la-pizza-clava-el-asado-argentino-y-ya-tiene-su-primer-libro-de-recetas

http://www.antena3.com/noticias/mundo/papa-francisco-gusta-comer-pollo-horno-tomar-mate-beber-poco-vino-comidas_201803265ab8d2d60cf271a8efed5a88.html

http://www.abc.es/sociedad/abci-dieta-papa-come-bebe-cocina-201803262044_noticia.html

http://www.cope.es/noticias/religion/papa-francisco-gusta-comer-sencillo-sano-toma-mate-cocina-bien_176597

https://www.20minutos.es/noticia/3298941/0/papa-francisco-recetas-libro/

http://www.lavanguardia.com/vida/20180329/442023249877/francisco-el-papa-del-menu-de-diez-euros.html

http://www.efeagro.com/microsite/papa-francisco-toma-mate-cocina-bien/

http://www.noticiasdenavarra.com/2018/04/02/ocio-y-cultura/ocio/un-papa-cocinillas

https://www.elplural.com/sociedad/2018/03/29/el-secreto-mejor-guardado-del-papa-francisco

http://www.diariocordoba.com/noticias/opinion/francisco-gusta-cocinar-comer-sano_1215290.html

http://www.diariocordoba.com/noticias/sociedad/francisco-papa-menu-10-euros_1215498.html

http://caracol.com.co/radio/2018/03/27/cultura/1522125913_865577.html

https://es.aleteia.org/2018/03/29/en-la-mesa-con-francisco-los-alimentos-y-las-recetas-del-papa/

“CORRIERE DELLA SERA” REVIEWS MY NEW BOOK “OGGI MI FACCIO UN GOAL!”

The biggest Italian newspaper, “Il Corriere della Sera”, reviewed my new book for children , “Oggi mi faccio un goal!” (Today I have a goal!), illustrated by Eleonora Moretti and published by I Quindici. Great article wrote by Gisella Laterza, journalist and author. 

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