Eva Montanari


Written and illustrated by Eva Montanari


Federico Fellini is one of the best-known filmmakers in the world, but not everyone knows that his passion dates back to when as a child he loved to stage puppet shows to entertain his friends.

The boundary between reality and fiction was not so clear for Federico. In addition, it’s precisely this consideration that suggested to Eva Montanari a parallel with Pinocchio, which is among other things the first book that Fellini has ever read.

In this homage to the great filmmaker, in the form of an imaginary biography, the author brings together little Federico and his wooden alter ego in a foggy Rimini, populated by Fellini’s characters.

The story unfolds over the years and follows them to Rome, where Fellini embarks on his profession. A unique and courageous register, full of quotes and permeated by a dreamlike and surreal atmosphere that will enchant lovers of the Master and beyond.


★ Premio Sardegna miglior testo inedito

Little Hakka, Best of the Best picture book

★ Illustrations selected for “Mostra Internazionale dell’Illustrazione per l’Infanzia Štěpán Zavřel”, Sarmede


Italy (Kite Edizioni 2014)


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