All children dream of having a secret house where they can live on their own, far from any rules and regulations. But not all of them are as lucky as Aglaia, who lives at the top of a magical tree together with her friend Bianca and an incredible host of flying dogs, talking cats, carnivorous flowers and children who speak in verse.Inventively illustrated by Quentin Blake, Aglaia's adventures - and her battles with the gruff Signor Brullo and the woodmen who want to cut down the tree - are sure to enchant and inspire the imagination of every child.
One of the most popular books written by bestselling Italian children's writer Bianca Pizorno. It describes the adventures of Aglaia and her friend Bianca, who live in a house in a magic tree. Beautifully illustrated by Quentin Blake and part of the Alma Junior list of children's books in translation.
"Bianca Pitzorno is one of the most famous children's authors in Italy and I thought I'd bring her work to the UK with this simple and funny story, beautifully illustrated by Quentin Blake." - Elisabetta Minervini, Publisher
Bianca Pitzorno is one of Italy's most famous contemporary children's writers. Her critically acclaimed novels address many social and political problems while remaining imaginative and amusing. Together with Polissena and Her Pig, The House in the Tree - winner of the prestigious Andersen Prize for Children's Literature - is her most famous book. Her works have been translated into several languages.