HUGO The boy with the curious mark

HUGO was born with a beautifully curious mark. Although it’s something special , HUGO is concerned: he has never seen a rainbow mark on anyone else. Determined to find that someone else, HUGO sets out on a rollercoaster of emotion and adventure. He searches crowded spots in his city, experiencing a rich array of human difference. His quest seems to be in vain. But just as he gives up, something amazing happens …

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About the Author:

Yohann Devezy is a debut author who seeks to create beautiful books with messages of hope, strength and acceptance. He is driven by a desire to write stories that can be shared across generations – stories that are underpinned by the embracing of inclusivity and diversity. He is passionate about LGBTIQ inclusion and broader social justice issues.

About the Illustrator:

After completing a diploma in illustration, Award-winning illustrator Manuela Adreani worked as a graphic artist and then progressed to the world of animation. She won a scholarship for a master course in animation at Turin’s IED and then worked for the Lastrego e Testa studio on TV series for by Italy’s RAI television. In 2011 she embarked on a career as a freelance illustrator. Manuela was one the winners of the illustration contest organised for the 130th anniversary of the creation of Pinocchio.

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