The Hideout

Susanna Mattiangeli, Felicita Sala


It’s time to go, but no one can find Hannah! That’s because she’s in the park with much to do. She needs to collect caterpillars and sticks, make a bow and arrow, and build a bed out of leaves. Deep in the shrubs, she sets up a secret hideout for herself and her companion, an Odd Furry Creature. Together, they hunker down over the campfire, lost in their own little world. But then a voice cuts through the branches and clearly says, “Where are you?” Hannah brushes off her paper, and the reader learns that Hannah was lost—not in the woods—but in her drawing. This dreamlike, lyrical picture book with shades of Where the Wild Things Are illustrates the power of imagination to transport us to new worlds.

Creator Bio

Susanna Mattiangeli has been a set designer, carpenter, and poet, as well as a creator of puppets for stop-motion animations. She is now a children’s book author. She lives in Rome.

Felicita Sala is the illustrator of many books for children, including the Big Foot and Little Foot series of chapter books by Ellen Potter and Ode to an Onion. She grew up in Australia and now lives in Rome with her family.

Price £11.99
Format Hardback
Publication Date 4 June 2019
Pages 40
Height 267mm
Width 216mm
Illustrations full-colour illustrations throughout
Rights Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia, Central & South America, Caribbean
ISBN-13 9781419734168
Age Range 4 - 8