The Five Misfits
PUBLICATION JUNE 2018
There were five of them altogether. Five misfits. The five had never amounted to much in life, nor did they feel like doing anything. And then one day, from who knows where, came an extraordinary fellow... When Mr Perfect comes to stay, the five misfits find themselves questioning what their purpose in life is. Can they teach him that not fitting in is more fun than trying to be perfect? A quirky, allegorical picture book from the multi award-winning creator of A Lion in Paris.
Beatrice Alemagna was born in Bologna, Italy in 1973. When she was a child her biggest heroes were Pippi Longstocking, Marcovaldo, Karlsson on the roof, Silvester and Meffi. At age 8, she decided that, whatever the cost, when she grew up she would become a painter and a writer of novels. Her picture books have won multiple awards including the Landerneau Prize in France for Un Grand Jour De Rien, and she has been selected four times for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. Her books include A Lion in Paris (Tate Publishing, 2014), The Marvellous Fluffy Squishy Itty Bitty (Thames and Hudson, 2015) and What is a Child? (Tate Publishing, 2016). Beatrice lives in Paris, France.