From a master storyteller, a romantic evocation of Venice brought to life through a timeless story of an evolving friendship
"Melons. Melons for sale!" Every day, Jo-Jo brays the same message and carries the heavy melons through the streets of Venice. Bullied by his master and plagued by flies, Jo-Jo is loved by nobody. But one day, somebody notices Jo-Jo—the famous Doge's daughter herself! And when danger looms, the Venetians need a hero to save them. This story about the evolving friendship between Jo-Jo and the friend who loves him despite his lowly position creates a feeling of warmth and hope.
About the Author
Michael Morpurgo has written more than 40 books and won the Whitbread Award, the Smarties Award, the Circle of Gold Award, and the Children's Book Award, and has been short-listed for the Carnegie Medal four times. His books include An Elephant in the Garden, Kensuke's Kingdom, Private Peaceful, and War Horse. Helen Stephens is a children's author and illustrator. Her other picture books include Archie's Animal Friends, Blue Horse, Clara's Counting Tea Party, Fleabag, Glittery Garden, Shiny Seaside, and many others.