A Child's Machiavelli
Claudia Hart

Here is a darkly comic and enticingly designed primer for survival in today's shark-infested waters of school and workplace. Right in tune with the millennial thirst for power and a conflicted view of children, A Child's Machiavelli was ”distilled from the Italian political philosopher's notorious sixteenth century treatise” and spells out strategies of manipulation and domination in simple, straightforward schoolyard language. Author/artist Claudia Hart illustrates these basic principals of power with sweetly pastel images appropriated from children's classics. Its tongue-in-cheek concept and mischievous format make A Child's Machiavelli a finely ironical key to maximizing your advantages and diminishing your rivals. It is wicked, decadent, delicious, and ruthlessly instructive.