Elena's Serenade

Elena's Serenade


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Elena's Serenade by Campbell Geeslin, Ana Juan

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780689849084
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 02/24/2004
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 260,323
Product dimensions: 11.00(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: AD780L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 - 7 Years

About the Author

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

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Elena's Serenade 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My six year old daughter repeatedly, I mean repeatedly, borrows this book from the media center at school. We are to the point that we almost know it by heart. Our older children are amazed that she can be so fanscinated by this one book. My husband brought it to her class to read to the children. This time, in order to surprise her, he came with props. He blew silver stars into the air, as if he were blowing the glass stars himself and threw butterflies towards the end of the book. The class (even the boys) enjoyed hearing the tale of the young mexican girl. We enjoy the book mostly because you can see the happiness on her face, as if she's never heard it before. I will buy her her own copy today and someday she will read it to her children and get the same satisfaction of seeing her childrens faces light up each and every time she reads it to them.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My daughter (5) rented this book from the library a while back and after returning it we discovered that we really missed reading it! We're going to go buy it today so we can read it before bed tonight :)