Gabriella's Song (Aladdin Picture Books)

by Candace Fleming (Author) Giselle Potter (Illustrator)

Gabriella's Song (Aladdin Picture Books)
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade
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 bor

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Publishers Weekly

"Delicate renderings of Venetian life set the stage for this heartwarming tale of a girl with a song in her heart that kindles emotion and inspiration in everyone who hears it," said PW in its Best Books citation. Ages 3-8. (Apr.)

Copyright 2001 Publishers Weekly Used with permission.

Review quotes

"This lovely cumulative tale would make a fine readaloud, a fine tellaloud, and oh, heck, a fine singaloud, too". — The Bulletin
Candace Fleming
Candace Fleming is the acclaimed author of numerous books for children, including the Bulldozer books; 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.

Eric Rohmann is the Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator of My Friend Rabbit and received a Caldecott Honor for Time Flies. He has both written and illustrated numerous books for children, including Bulldozer's Big Day, Honeybee, and most recently Bulldozer's Christmas Dig, all written by Candace Fleming. He lives in Oak Park, Illinois.

Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Publication date
April 20, 2001
Aladdin Picture Books

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