With Salani the “Brutte Storie” and “Brutte Scienze” are back: black humor to tell school topics

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25 years later, on the occasion of the 160th anniversary of the Salani publishing house, the provocative bestsellers of the cult series “Brutte Storie” and “Brutte Scienze” are back in the bookstore. Volumes for children who dealt with school topics in an unprecedented way, using irony, black humor, jokes, puns, disgusting and gruesome details, while maintaining absolute truthfulness … – The details

Returns time underchildren’s publishing. In home Salani in fact, the revival of the cult books of the series is announced Bad Stories And Bad Sciences.

A step back, for those who weren’t there yet: in 1993 went out in England a necklace of books aimed at children aged 9 to 13which dealt school topics in an unprecedented way, using irony, black humorjokes, puns, disgusting and creepy details, at the same while maintaining absolute truthfulness. The series aims to tell “The tragicomic events, the terrible customs and the incredible lifestyle of the legendary peoples of the past and everything that school books do not tell”.

From England to Italy: in 1997 Salani also published the first titles of the series with us Bad Stories (Frightening Egyptians And Ganzi Greci by Terry Deary) which, as a press release from the publishing house now recalls, were the result not only of quality translation work, but often also of verification and adaptation to the cultural reality of our country. The series was then added in 1998 Bad Scienceswho with the same spirit told the world of science.

tripe bones guts

tripe bones guts

Now, 25 years laterthey return to the bookstore, in the year of 160th anniversary of the publishing housethese bestsellers (one and a half million copies sold only in Italy).

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“The Brutte Storie e Brutte Scienze series and their spin-offs – he underlines Mariagrazia Mazzitellieditorial director of Salani – they represent a unicum in the history of popular books for children and can be considered timeless classics. They are the forefathers of a genre that has been greatly imitated over the years, never any other series has managed to match this extraordinary fusion of culture, fun, truthfulness and scientificity and with the highest quality comic illustrations. The success of the books is certainly also to be attributed to the fact that they are loved by children but also very much by adults “.

revolting Romans

revolting Romans

So they arrive in the bookstore for Bad Stories Frightening Egyptians, Ganzi Greeks, Revolting Romans, Stinky Primitives, Hairy Vikings, Lousy First World War and for Bad science, Bones, tripe, guts And Caterpillars, bugs, lice.

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