Gabriella's Song

Gabriella's Song

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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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Product details

  • 6-8
  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 229 x 241 x 5mm | 170g
  • Aladdin Paperbacks
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • f-c
  • 0689841752
  • 9780689841750
  • 189,508

Back cover copy

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 Book
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Review quote

"This lovely cumulative tale would make a fine readaloud, a fine tellaloud, and oh, heck, a fine singaloud, too". -- The Bulletin
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About Candace Fleming

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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Rating details

107 ratings
3.74 out of 5 stars
5 22% (24)
4 40% (43)
3 29% (31)
2 7% (7)
1 2% (2)
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