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There's a Dolphin in the Grand Canal!

There's a Dolphin in the Grand Canal!( )
Author: Marciano, John Bemelmans
Publication Date:May 2008
Publisher:DIANE Publishing Company
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $16.00
Book Description:

Imagine a city in the middle of the sea. The roads are made of water, & the people use boats the way we use cars. The waterways are called canals. The largest of these is called the Grand Canal, & the city you are imagining is Venice. The book starts in a quiet corner of Venice at the Cafe Buca. Luca, the son of the owners, walks toward the Grand Canal every afternoon, through Saint Mark¿s Square. This day, while sitting in the square, he¿s suddenly splashed in the face by a dolphin!...
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Detailed Subjects: Juvenile Fiction / General
Author Biography
Marciano, John Bemelmans (Author)
Author and illustrator John Bemelmans Marciano is the grandson of award-winning writer Ludwig Bemelmans. John discovered an unfinished manuscript for a children's story featuring Bemelmans' beloved picture-book heroine Madeline while rummaging through his late relative's memorabilia. Although Marciano had never met his grandfather, who passed away in 1962, he was well aquinted with his grandfather's six "Madeline" books and Bemelmans' engaging artwork.

Madeline in America, and Other Holiday Tales is based on Bemelman's unfinished manuscript, "Madeline's Christmas in Texas," completed and illustrated by Marciano. Basing his illustrations on the pencil sketches left by his grandfather, Marciano completes the story of Madeline who, with teacher Miss Clavel and the other eleven girls from her school in Paris, travels to Texas after she inherits a cattle ranch, gold mines, and oil wells. Including two other stories by Bemelmans, Madeline in America, and Other Holiday Tales also features an essay by Marciano's mother, Barbara Bemelmans, describing Christmas festivities in her artistic father's home. His title Madeline at the White House made Publisher's Weekly best seller list in 2011.


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