Do you think it’s easy to be too handsome? I’m Tok and I’m a monster.
A beautiful monster, so to speak, and I would tell you more: I am perfection by the standards of audacity
and fearfulness of the world of monsters. You might say I should be happy to live in a monstrous society that values me and considers me as an Adonis, but this is not the case. I am a monster but I’m not at all happy about it.
Will Tok be able to fulfil his secret dream?
About the authors
Stella Nosella is an Italian writer of children’s fiction. Her debut novel Sebastian’s Chronicles – Books That Do Not Exist (Capponi Editore) was nominated for the prestigious Premio Strega Award, literature for girls and boys 2019. Stella has a great passion for history and has been one of the foremost lecturers and classroom readers in the Veneto region of Italy.
Furthermore, Stella has worked for many years in supporting children’s charities and is an ambassador for charities such as #ioleggoperché, that collaborates with #ilvenetolegge and #libriamoci which have been selected for the #primaeffe Feltrinelli project for the school district.
Candia Castellani was born in Florence in 1978. She has been a pupil of Leonardo Mattioli, Linda Wolfsgruber at Sarmede, Octavia Monaco and Arianna Papini and she has published illustrated books (“La Principessa del Taj Mahal”, Aliberti Editore Jr.) and illustrations for magazines specialized in childhood issues (Ariete salute Editore) and literature such as Il caffè illustrato. She has been selected by Le immagini della Fantasia, in Sarmede, for the Fiabe delle Terre d’India festival.
Since 2015 she has been illustrator, teacher and director of the School of Illustration in Scandicci. Since 2018 she has been a member of Ai, Association of Authors of Images. Selected by Lucca Comics Junior 2018 for the illustration “Fantasmagorie”, as part of the contest “OLTRE GLI SPAZI INESPLORATI. Sulle tracce di Jules Verne”.
In 2020 she was selected for the 2020 Annual of Authors of Images and won the “Without Filters” award and bronze medal for the Magazine section.