Explorer Academy: National Geographic enters the world of children’s fiction

The brand new editorial line will be published in Italy by White Star.

National Geographic makes its debut in children’s publishing fiction with Explorer Academy, the new editorial line distributed in Italy by WHITE STAR publishing house.

Explorer Academy is an interactive and cross-media saga, made of 7 titles and aimed at young people between 8 and 12 years old. The first volume, released in bookstores on August 28th is titled “The Secret of Nebula” (Italian title “Il segreto di Nebula”), an exciting journey featuring twelve-year-old Cruz Coronado and an invitation to explore the world to discover something unexpected. Within the text, the young reader will have to trace the secret symbols, the codes and the puzzles disseminated in the book.

The author: TRUDI TRUEIT is a former television journalist and meteorologist, has published over one hundred books among novels and essays dedicated to young readers. He lives in Everett in Washington State. His website is www.truditrueit.com

The illustrator: SCOTT PLUMBE studied design and illustration and has always worked with words and images ever since. His works can be admired at www.scottplumbe.com

National Geographic

Born 130 years ago, the National Geographic brand reaches today, in its various media formats, over 700 million people in over 170 countries worldwide. One third of the profits of National Geographic is employed to finance the activities of the National Geographic Society, the non-profit organization that works in favor of science, exploration and environmental protection.

The Italian publishing house

Since 2001, the White Star Publishing House is the exclusive representative and distributor for the Italian market. The proposals, mainly focused on nature, on the animal world and on science, try to spread the knowledge of geography and the attention to our planet, aiming at the younger ones to be able to count a tomorrow on more aware adults. The publishing brand is perfectly responsive to the philosophy of the publishing house, which combines graphic care and educational mission.