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Zoe Sophia's Scrapbook An Adventure in Venice by Claudia Mauner and Elisa Smalley
 

Zoe Sophia's Scrapbook An Adventure in Venice by Claudia Mauner and Elisa Smalley

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Zoe Sophia's Scrapbook

This copy of Zoe Sophia's Scrapbook An Adventure in Venice by Claudia Mauner and Elisa Smalley, illustrated by Claudia Mauner is a HB with a DJ. It was published by Chronicle Books in 2003. It is a First printing. Condition: Very Good/Like New--a few pages show faint signs of handling; rest of pages show no handling; binding tight; covers like new; DJ like new; DJ is not price clipped.

From School Library Journal
Grade 1-4-Using the popular diary format, this travelogue takes its spunky nine-year-old heroine and her dachshund from Manhattan to visit her great-aunt in Venice. They tour museums, shop for masks, ride a gondola, and observe a glassblower. Double-page watercolor-and-ink illustrations, as well as smaller framed "snapshots," are at once aesthetically pleasing and comical. Suspense is introduced when Zoe's dog disappears, but gondolier Ludovico saves the day in an endearing scene involving concerned faces stained with spaghetti al nero. The book offers bits of information, appealing characters, and a sense of the majesty and grandeur of Italy's palaces and piazzas; it will interest armchair and authentic travelers alike. Removing the dust jacket reveals a labeled map on the cover. Pair this title with Christina Bjork's Vendela in Venice (R & S, 1999), Candace Fleming's Gabriella's Song (Atheneum, 1997), or the Classical Kids CD Vivaldi's Ring of Mystery for further insights into the city's charms.
Wendy Lukehart, Washington DC Public Library

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