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Adesso scappa - Graphic novel

 

Maddalena is an unlucky girl. Zago and his gang of terrible girls look at she in this way. There's Alessandro, handsome as a prince, and Zago considers him as her propriety. And then there is Maddalena who loves Alessandro ...

 

A history of violence and bullying, but also courage, growth and especially feelings.

 

A graphic novel by Patrizia Rinaldi
Illustration by Marta Baroni

- language: ITA -

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Rosso caldo

The characters of Blanca and Three imperfect number returned with a new investigation.

In the police station of Pozzuoli comes the wet and cold spring and: the Commissario Martusciello regret the memory of the past years, the superintendent Blanca  goes through a crisis of love with the inspector Liguori. The agent Carità came back to his silences.
They will forget their restlessness to resolve two cases of murder; the victims worked in the same local post office, but this seems the only connection between them.
Gianni Russo is in prison because he confessed the murder of his wife, but he escapes from the hospital where he was admitted. He is the father of Ninì, the adopted daughter of Blanca, he starts to search Nini and she feels again the old uncertainties.
The relationship between Blanca and Ninì cracks, Russo gravely wounds Martusciello and the characters' lives  shatter ...

Patrizia Rinaldi, Editor e/o
pub. date: June 2014
- language: ITA -

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Federico il pazzo

Angelo has just arrived in a new city, where he starts new life in a new school. There the boys seem much older, people speak in dialect, and they look at him like an alien. As if that were not enough Angelo is in the same class with Capa Gialla, he has bullying behaviors and he isn't a good student. There are also Giusy - who wants to be a car mechanic - and Francesco called, "Federico il pazzo” (the fool) who reads a lot of books and believed to be ... Federico II.

"Federico il pazzo," is the second edition of "Sono tornato a casa" with which in 2006 Patrizia Rinaldi won the Pippi Award in the Unpublished-work Category .

Illustrations by Federico Appel

 

Patrizia Rinaldi, Editor Sinnos
Pub. date: June 2014
- language : ITA -

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Die blinde Kommissarin

Herbst in Neapel. Blanca Occhiuzzi, Hauptkommissarin der örtlichen Polizei – schön, charismatisch und blind – wird immer dann gerufen, wenn ein Fall aussichtslos erscheint. Als der bekannte Musiker und Lebemann Jerry Vialdi ermordet wird, gibt es viele, die ein Motiv haben. Zu viele. Ein Fall für Blanca und ihr besonderes Gespür für menschliche Abgründe. Lüge und Täuschung: Niemand macht der Kommissarin etwas vor. Diese Gabe bringt oft den Erfolg. In diesem Fall bringt sie Blanca jedoch in höchste Gefahr.

Patrizia Rinaldi, Editor Ullstein Taschenbuchvlg - Ullstein-Bücher, Allgemeine Reihe
Pub. date: May 9th 2014
- language: GERMAN -

The report that has jest landed on Commissario Martusciello’s desk is unlike any other. The lifeless body of the Neapolitan singer Jerry Vialdi, a.k.a. Gennaro Mangiavento, has been found at the Naples football stadium; another corpse, this time a Jane Doe, has been discovered in the Bentegodi Stadium in Verona, hundreds of miles away. Both bodies were left in a fetal position with no signs of physical violence, the method and the madness behind them appear to hide some unutterable secret. Conclusion: a daring challenge left by a psychopath for the police, who have no idea where to begin. Except for superintendent Blanca Occhiuzzi: beautiful, blind from birth, forced by the dark that envelops her to perceive the world through only four senses, she feels the fear in people; she feels their guilt and their innocence. It is she who takes Martusciello by the hand, guiding him into the mind of a murderer with her very female, very sensual intuition. It is as if he were the blind one. Allusive, mysterious, rife with double-meanings, saturated with an exotic, almost esoteric musicality, Patrizia Rinaldi has found a radically new way of writing to tell the story of a thrilling new kind of heroine.

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I pasticci di Maria Giulia - la macchinetta della Felicità

 

The dentist and is testing the reteiner on Maria Giulia, in the same moment she has an idea.

Maria Giulia decides to invent a reteiner that correcting unhappiness, an ambitious progect and build it will not be easy. 

Do you think that mistakes and imperfect results may discourage Maria Giulia?

 

Patrizia Rinaldi - illustration by Anna Keen

Editor Fermento - Pub. date: April 2014

- language: ITA -

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Piano Forte

A kisregény színhelye egy kisváros, egy hely a világban, ahol az egyetlen lehetőség a törvénytisztelet, és a lázadás egyetlen megengedett módja: igaz emberként cselekedni. Néhány gyereket és fiatal zongoratanárukat (elválaszthatatlan korcs kutyájával, Eneával együtt) földrengés zárja el a külvilágtól: rájuk omlik az iskola.
Feszültséggel és izgalommal terhes napok következnek, amelyekben kiderülnek a gyengeségek, de kiből-kiből új, nem sejtett képességek és erőforrások is előbukkannak. Végül az érzelmek, a barátság, a zene és az életszeretet ereje kerekedik felül.

A szerző(k)ről: Patrizia Rinaldi (1960–) regényével a következő díjakat nyerte el: Premio Elsa Morante Ragazzi, Premio Nazionale di Letteratura per ragazzi „Mariele Ventre

Patrizia Rinaldi, Editor Pongrác Kiadó  - Pub. date: Novembre 2013
Translation by: Balkó Ágnes
- language: HU -

A group of friends with his young piano teacher are trapped under the ruins of a collapsed school. During these difficult days the piano teacher Federico will understand that he still needs to learn from his students, who will learn to develop passions such as music, friendship and love for life.

Premio Elsa Morante Ragazzi 2010

National Prize "Mariele Ventre" 2010.

Finalist at the Premio Minerva 2010

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Blanca

 

The Commissiario Martusciello and Inspector Liguori are involved in a thorny case: the murder of a criminal, two disappearances and a woman found in a crater. Everything seems to connect. Martusciello is a stubborn man, on the other side, Liguori is a cop who has aristocratic manners just for his pleasure. When Blanca joins the that investigations take off: beautiful, no view from birth, forced out of the darkness that surrounds it with the other senses to perceive what surrounds and tremors of men. The three soon find a criminal plot that comes from the alleys of the old town to the big squares of the city, sparing no one, no mercy.

XVI culture week - Villa Bruno (San Giorgio a Cremano). Special Award to Patrizia Rinaldi.

Patrizia Rinaldi, Editor e/o - Pub. date: July 3rd 2013
- language: ITA -

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Tre, numero imperfetto/Three, imperfect number

The report that has jest landed on Commissario Martusciello’s desk is unlike any other. The lifeless body of the Neapolitan singer Jerry Vialdi, a.k.a. Gennaro Mangiavento, has been found at the Naples football stadium; another corpse, this time a Jane Doe, has been discovered in the Bentegodi Stadium in Verona, hundreds of miles away. Both bodies were left in a fetal position with no signs of physical violence, the method and the madness behind them appear to hide some unutterable secret. Conclusion: a daring challenge left by a psychopath for the police, who have no idea where to begin. Except for superintendent Blanca Occhiuzzi: beautiful, blind from birth, forced by the dark that envelops her to perceive the world through only four senses, she feels the fear in people; she feels their guilt and their innocence. It is she who takes Martusciello by the hand, guiding him into the mind of a murderer with her very female, very sensual intuition. It is as if he were the blind one. Allusive, mysterious, rife with double-meanings, saturated with an exotic, almost esoteric musicality, Patrizia Rinaldi has found a radically new way of writing to tell the story of a thrilling new kind of heroine.

From the Publisher

“The Rinaldi thrills us with a transgressive writing full of allusions and puns that make it intriguing” —The Daily Mirror

“There are books that can pull the reader into their world from the first pages; such is the case of Three, Imperfect Number” — La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno

“Rinaldi takes the reader into the heart of Naples, one of the western suburbs dear to her, and into the heart of the characters that fill the scene of the novel.” —La Repubblica

“A Neapolitan writer, writing blood and full of surprises, a mystery, a Naples with strong color” — Donna Moderna

 

Patrizia Rinaldi, Antony Shugaar (translator) - Europa Editions

 Pub. date: 6th August 2013 -  language: EN -

Patrizia Rinaldi, Editor e/o Italian Version - Pub. date: 6th June 2012 - language: ITA -

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Volo non autorizzato

Can we imagine a flying turtle?

Achilla, a turtle who bore in captivity and then adopted by a family, will fortuitously find it way in a forest, where it will meet fellow travelers: a bumble bee and a butterfly, both by poor air capabilities.

Meanwhile, in the neighboring town, the danger of failure stirs the life of a small broken down circus. The arrival of a new country fair will bring the small community to a point of no return. A child, Ravi, who grew up among the tigers, will have the most difficult task: to mediate between humans and animals in their nature, behaviour and languages​​.
What has that to do with a turtle fly? Born in captivity and then adopted by a family, Achilla will fortuitously in a forest, where he will meet fellow travelers just as problematic: a bumble bee and a butterfly, both by poor air capabilities.
Meanwhile, in the neighboring town, the danger of failure stirs the life of a small ramshackle circus. The arrival of a new exhibition will bring the small community to a point of no return. It will be for a child who grew up among the tigers, Ravi, the most difficult task: to mediate between humans and animals, including their nature, their languages​​.

Volo non autorizzato hides a subtle irony about our world, our ambitions, our fantasies of freedom.

 

Patrizia Rinaldi, Editor Giuliano Landolfi - Pub. date: May 2013

- Language: ITA -

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Mare Giallo

A trio of extravagant young investigators, are wandering in the underground tunnels of Naples, in a breathtaking adventure!

In the depth of the night in a villa overlooking the sea, a mysterious noise breaks the silence. May it be the gost of the countess who had lived there many years ago? Off in search of the gost, three friends, Hui, Catherine and Thomas, invariably enf up in trouble. Dealing with smugglers, secret passages and old legends, the three friends will need all their courage and the strenght of their relationship to solve this complicated puzzle ... with a sea of yellow water in the background.

Thomas, 13, the son of an English shipowner, lives in a house that has underground tunnels leading to a old harbor used by smugglers. Together with his friend from the yacht club - Hui, 11 years (who was born in China but has lived in Naples since he was 2) and Catherine, 12 years (listen in the sailing school, che seldom attends as she prefers to play with Hui and Thomas) .

Thomas decides to investigate the past of the house, being so involved in a mystery that will keep the three friends busy during a beautiful and lively summer ...

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2014 Pippi's Prize: special mentions published

 

Patrizia Rinaldi, B&W illustration by Federico Appel

Editor Sinnos - Pub. date: June 2012

- language: ITA -

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Le felicità consumate

The traits which shape the characters of Patrizia Rinaldi are passion for life and the brave desire of who is researching happiness not represented by commonplace but by variable scenarios which change as the images of a kaleidoscope. However, the happiness must be lived but also dreamed at any age with the same passion and richness of love and cheer.

The characters of Rinaldi find their natural environment in the tormented landscapes of the city of Naples, described with charmed and fascinated writing.

Stories: Zia Anna - Mosca di Stagno - Marinella e la crema di conservanti e ricordi - Holly, Lorenzo e Benji

 

Patrizia Rinaldi, Editor Cento Autori - Pub. date: 2011

- language: ITA -

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Rock sentimentale

Moo is a teenager with only two interests: rock metal music and his keyboardist friend Pisolo.  Maria Stella, Moo's sister of 13 years old, thinks only about Pisolo from the past time. Mau is a young and considerate mother with the dream of being a singer, which vanished with the premature death of her sister, who was a singer.

Pisolo is Moo’s best friend. His name, that means “sleepy”, become his nickname because at night Pisolo works as a waiter at his father's pizzeria and in the morning is always sleepy at school. He also has very few interests: music, his friend Moo, and the pretty Ludovica, who is an unapproachable girl of his same age.

The background of their stories is the city of Naples, where daily life is similar to many other cities and the awareness of the presence of crime develops a necessity of rebellion.

 

Right sold: Serbian. Read more ...

Patrizia Rinaldi, Editor EL - Pub. date: 2011

- language: ITA -

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Il Cavedio

Il Cavedio is a novel of four authors (Francesca Bonafini, Mascia Di Marco, Patrizia Rinaldi, Nadia Terranova) who give their voices to four different characters in a unique story of love, betrayal, wealth and poverty. 

From the Second World War to the present time it is narrated how a clever and unscrupulous man on the lam for not being hurt, enthused by a blind desire of a social redemption and by a suppressed hunger of love, will find himself in an irresistible and grotesque sensuality.

 

Editor Fernandel - Pub.date: 2011

- language: ITA -

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Caro diario ti scrivo ...

Matilde Serao, Beatrix Potter, Anna Maria Ortese, Emily Dickinson, Silvina Ocampo, Jane Austen: six girls of 12 years old, as many girls of their age, have a private diary. However, the six girls with their characters and their looks, even though they live in different eras and in different regions, have a common destiny: to be great, famous and popular writers in the future.

The first steps toward their destiny were taken by writing pages of a diary, which define their distinctive personality, and particular and unique way of living the adolescence which might become an inspiration for the young girls who find themselves in the pages of the six authors. Therefore the diary becomes the instrument, which the young readers use to know more about themselves, to stimulate their passion and to practice their writing constantly.

Winner of the National Prize "Mariele Ventre" 5th edition - 2012
Special Prize at the Premio Morante Nisida – Roberto Dinacci 2011

 

Patrizia Rinaldi, Nadia Terranova, Editor Sonda - Pub. date: 2011

- language: ITA -

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Piano Forte

A group of friends with his young piano teacher are trapped under the ruins of a collapsed school.

During these difficult days the piano teacher Federico will understand that he still needs to learn from his students, who will learn to develop passions such as music, friendship and love for life.

 

Premio Elsa Morante Ragazzi 2010 

National Prize "Mariele Ventre" 2010.

Finalist at the Premio Minerva 2010

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Patrizia Rinaldi, Editor Sinnos - Pub. date: 2009

- language: ITA -

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Blanca

The Police Commissioner Martusciello and Inspector Liguori are involved in three cases of disappearance and one case of death at the bottom of a crater. Blanca, an expert in decoding and interceptions, will help searching the truth.The emotional intelligence will find the solution more than technology. The three face investigations that move through the streets of Naples: from Posillipo to 600 flats from Corso to Casale and from the industrial suburbs to the old buildings.

In the city where the periphery and center have never been so close and secrets have female voices which tell stories about difficult love affairs, there is a victim, a woman, once again.

 

Patrizia Rinaldi, Editor Flaccovio - Pub. date: 2009

- language: ITA -

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Napoli-Pozzuoli Uscita 14

The Neapolitan Police Commissioner, Antonio Martusciello, often hide himself behind trivial expressions in local dialect. The Inspector, Arcangelo Liguori, is a refined and he investigates his cases as if they were a joke. His personality stands against the Commissioner's great amusement.

Both will be transferred to Pozzuoli because a young woman has been killed and it seems that the shot is started from the gun of a policeman ... Murder opens various tracks, full of suspicion and secret plots. Different intentions come out in an attempt to find pieces of stories, "wrongdoing friends" and also what really happened.

 

Patrizia Rinaldi, Editor Flaccovio - Pub. date: 2007

- language: ITA -

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Sono tornato a casa

After years of absence, Angelo Ruggero (13) and his mother go back to Naples. Angelo feels like a guest, as in other cities in which he lived. Unwillingly he attends a school in the suburbs, where the confront with reality becomes inevitable.

Angelo will face off hostile actions which will remind he is a foreign, but he also will meet who will help him to defeat solitude and to discover friendship. Thanks to a new sense of belonging he will find the strength to face the challenges and the changes that adolescence provides.

 

Winner of the Pippi Prize (Unpublished-work Category) - 2007

Patrizia Rinaldi, Editor L'isola dei ragazzi - Pub. Date: 2007

- language: ITA -

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Pidocchi

 

Unusual things are happening in a nursery/ primary school in Naples. There are mothers whispering and talking while somebody is looking Salvatore’s head, who is the children from Mozambique.

This is a true story, where animals which are not ants make moms and dads, good and bad teachers to argue each other. New friendships will bear and the old friendships will find their inevitable end; lies and fears from the eyes and thoughts of children will emerge and will grow with their lice friends.

 

 

Patrizia Rinaldi, Editor ETS - Pub. date: 2003

- languade: ITA -

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Il Commissario Gargiulo

 

 

The Italian school system and a case to resolve.

 

 

 

Finalist at the XXII Premio del Mystfest  - 1995

Patrizia Rinaldi, Editor Stampa Alternativa - Pub. date: 1995

- language: ITA -