Gabriella's Song

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Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 1997 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
Among the widening canals and streets of Venice, something wonderful is happening! There's a sweet song on everyone's lips--a song that began with a little girl named Gabriella.

It's a song that makes the baker laugh, brings the widow to tears, and causes the gondolier to swoon. And it's just the tune that inspires a certain struggling composer to begin his greatest symphony.

Watch as a whole city falls in love with Gabriella's song, in Candace Flemming's beautiful story about the power of music. Gieselle Potter's exquisite illustrations capture all the motions of a fine symphony and the warm, filtered light of a fascinating city.

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

Maybe 2.5 stars. I have very mixed feelings about it. I do not understand, appreciate, or like that illustrative style. I see no grace or vibrancy in the art. I liked the concept of the story, and I ... Read full review

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

Maybe 2.5 stars. I have very mixed feelings about it. I do not understand, appreciate, or like that illustrative style. I see no grace or vibrancy in the art. I liked the concept of the story, and I ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
4
Section 3
19
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About the author (1997)

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 is the author and illustrator of "The Year I Didn't Go to School, " which is based upon her travels around Italy with her family's theater troupe at age seven. She is also the illustrator of "The Brave Little Seamstress" and "Kate and the Beanstalk, " both by Mary Pope Osborne, "The Honest-to-Goodness Truth" by Patricia C. McKissack, and "Gabriella's Song" by Candace Fleming. Ms. Potter lives in Rosendale, New York.

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