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Elena's Serenade

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ISBN13: 9780689849084
ISBN10: 0689849087
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Who ever heard of a girl glassblower? andlt;BRandgt; In Mexico, where the sun is called andlt;Iandgt;el solandlt;/Iandgt; and the moon is called andlt;Iandgt;la luna,andlt;/Iandgt; a little girl called Elena wants to blow into a long pipe...and make bottles appear, like magic. andlt;BRandgt; But girls can't be glassblowers. Or can they? andlt;BRandgt; Join Elena on her fantastic journey to Monterrey — home of the great glassblowers! — in an enchanting story filled with magic realism.

Synopsis:

This original Mexican tale about a little girl who wants to learn the trade of glassblowing is sprinkled with Spanish words. Full color.

About the Author

andlt;bandgt;Ana Juanandlt;/bandgt; is the illustrator of andlt;Iandgt;Elena's Serenade,andlt;/iandgt; which andlt;Iandgt;School Library Journal,andlt;/iandgt; in a starred review, called "a fascinating adventure that explores issues of gender roles, self-confidence, and the workings of an artist's heart." Her paintings have appeared on the cover of the andlt;Iandgt;New Yorker,andlt;/iandgt; on book and album jackets, on film festival posters, and in several European magazines. She is also the illustrator of andlt;Iandgt;Fridaandlt;/iandgt; by Jonah Winter and the author and illustrator of andlt;Iandgt;The Night Eater.andlt;/iandgt; She lives in Madrid, Spain.

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Sarah Page, November 5, 2008 (view all comments by Sarah Page)
A good book to have in your "multicultural" library of books. Strong girl character follows her dream and discovers herself along the way. Great story!
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Bruce Triggs, August 5, 2008 (view all comments by Bruce Triggs)
From our journal of great children's books:

"Girl glassblower shows kindness, pluck, and ability. Brilliant (in every sense) warm paintings."

We give this book to friends and their kids. Exceedingly beautiful story about a strong girl character.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780689849084
ill.:
Juan, Ana
Publisher:
Atheneum Books
Illustrator:
Juan, Ana
Author:
Geeslin, Campbell
Author:
Juan, Ana
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
People & Places - Central & South America
Subject:
Mexico
Subject:
Fathers and daughters
Subject:
Sex role
Subject:
Music - General
Subject:
Glass blowing and working
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore / Country & Ethnic
Subject:
People & Places - Caribbean & Latin America
Subject:
Children s-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
B221
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
March 2004
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 2
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
11 x 11 in 19.775 oz
Age Level:
3-7

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