Synopses & Reviews
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.
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.