The Orphan Singer

The Orphan Singer

by Emily Arnold McCully, Emily Arnold McCully

Paperback(1 ED)

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ISBN-13: 9780439192743
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 11/01/1901
Edition description: 1 ED
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.88(w) x 11.32(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: AD660L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

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The Orphan Singer 2.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
MarthaL on LibraryThing 8 months ago
A hauntingly memorable book worth rereading and sharing with children and adults. May be especially interesting for music lovers and those who have traveled to Venice.
dangerlibearian on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Too long for storytime, but a sweet, interesting story of a poor family who cannot give their little girl singing lessons, so gives her to the orphanage were she gets musical training and becomes a star. The family keeps track of her and comes to all her concerts.
lleighton05 on LibraryThing 11 months ago
Critique: Genre: This story would be realistic fiction when it is considered through the time period because if it were not set in the 18th Century in Venice, Italy, it wouldn't be very realistic. This is because a family is so poor, but know their daughter has musical talent and so they pretend to have abandoned her so that she can grow up in ospedalo where she can receive singing lessons and general education. This would not be realistic in the United States because there aren't many schools like that. Setting: This story is set in Venice, Italy in the early 18th Century. It is very important to the story because without the time period, it would not be realistic. During this time, Venice was supported by welfare institutions for orphaned and abadnoned girls and so it would be common for them to be raised there and possibly selected for the chorus. Also, without living in Italy, it wouldn't be as common for the girls to sing to royalty. Without this particular setting, the story would not be the same.