Gabriella's Song

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Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Apr 1, 2001 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
In the streets and canals of Venice, Gabriella can hear nothing but sweet music. The drying laundry goes slap-slap, 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.

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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

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About the author (2001)

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 “Ties,” a weekly column in the Well section of 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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