A song, a dance, a game. Political wit, neighborhood trademarks, church-bell imitations. The verses of "The Bells of London" are all of these, and they have entertained people of all ages for centuries.
Now Ashley Wolff uses these verses as a backdrop for a story in pictures set in Elizabethan London. It begins in a crowded marketplace, when a broken-hearted girl must sell her pet dove. Her desperate bid to snatch the bird back from the boy who bought it triggers a wild chase beneath the city's bell towers, as the girl and boy hurry to catch the escaped dove--and then to save it.
Rich in historical detail and glowing in color, Wolff's linoleum-block illustrations tell an imaginative story of freedom and friendship, inspired by a favorite piece of folklore.
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Age Range:||5 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Ashley Wolff is the bestselling author of the Miss Bindergarten series.