Gabriella's Song

by Candace Fleming and Giselle Potter

As she walks through Venice, young Gabriella hears music in the hustle and bustle... read more

As she walks through Venice, young Gabriella hears music in the hustle and bustle of city life. The tune she hums has been inspired by the calls of street vendors, church bells, and the sound of boats gently bumping against the canal walls. Her infectious song is picked up and passed along from one person to another, until it reaches the ears of the brilliant composer, Giuseppe Del Pietro, who turns it into a full symphony. Giselle Potter's distinctive watercolor paintings use curved lines and leaning figures to give a sense of music wafting through the streets of Venice. (Ages 4-7)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1997

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