Gabriella wanders the streets and canals of Venice singing a simple tune so evocative that it makes the baker long for his youth, turns the widow to weeping, and sets the gondolier's heart aflutter. This captivating song is passed around until it's on the lips of all in the city. Full color.
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In the streets and canals of Venice, Gabriella can hear nothing but sweet music. The drying laundry goes flap-flap, the church bells go ting-aling-ling, and the lire go jing-aling-ling. Soon, Gabriella is humming her way through town -- and everyone hears her song! Some find it sad, others smile when they hear it -- but none can forget the beautiful melody. Before long, a certain struggling composer is inspired by Gabriella's song -- and a beautiful symphony is born.
An ALA Notable Book
A Publishers Weekly Best BookAbout the Author:
Candace Fleming is the acclaimed author of numerous books for children, including Ben Franklin’s Almanac, an ALA Notable Book and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults; as well as Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!; Gabriella’s Song; and When Agnes Caws; all ALA Notable Books. She lives in a suburb of Chicago.
Giselle Potter has illustrated many books, including Kate and the Beanstalk by Mary Pope Osborne, an ALA-ALSC notable book; The Boy Who Loved Words by Roni Schotter, a Parents’ Choice Gold Award winner; and Cecil the Pet Glacier by Matthea Harvey. She is the author and illustrator of Tell Me What to Dream About and This Is My Dollhouse—both inspired by her daughters—and The Year I Didn't Go to School, about traveling through Italy with her parents’ puppet troupe when she was eight. Giselle also illustrates a weekly column called “Ties” for The New York Times. She lives in Rosendale, New York, with her husband and two daughters. Visit her online at GisellePotter.com.
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Book Description Atheneum/Anne Schwartz Books, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110689809735
Book Description Atheneum/Anne Schwartz Books, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0689809735
Book Description Atheneum/Anne Schwartz Books, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Giselle Potter (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M0689809735