Petra Soukupová

The Weird Kids Club

Trans. Raffaella Belletti
Il club dei bambini strani
Il club dei bambini strani
Atmosphere Libri, 2021, 200 pp
Language: Italian
Genre: Children’s and Young Adult, Literary fiction
ISBN: 9788865643679
Foreign rights
Dana Blatná Literary Agency
W: http://www.dbagency.cz
E: blatna@dbagency.cz
Contacts
W: http://www.petra-soukupova.cz/
E: piha@seznam.cz
Grants

The Weird Kids Club includes ten-year-old Mila, who has a thing about insects and spiders; Petr, who is a little younger and hasn’t grown much but is great at drawing and can’t sleep at night because he’s afraid of the dark; Katka, who’s a bit chubby and takes refuge in books to escape her loneliness. And then there’s Franta, who walks using crutches and is often mean. In their own way, each of them is wrestling with being different from the majority. What keeps these “weird” kids from going under – excluded children who are completely normal but don’t have it easy in the world of the perfect? Perhaps an unexpected friendship? Petra Soukupová has a deep understanding of children and is able to write stories for them that adult readers find riveting too.

Information about the original Czech edition

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Language: Italian
Title: Il club dei bambini strani
Publisher: Atmosphere Libri
Year: 2021
Pages: 200
Genre: Children’s and Young Adult, Literary fiction
Foreign rights
Dana Blatná Literary Agency
Grants