Candace Fleming
Historical Picture Books
Gabriella's Song
Aladdin, 2001
978-0689841750
ages 4 to 8
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Gabriella's Song
written by Candace Fleming
illustrated by Giselle Potter

Classroom Guide

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.

Awards and Honors
ALA Children's Notable Book
Junior Library Guild Selection
NOTE Notable Children's Book in the Language Arts
Parent's Choice Silver Honor Book
Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
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