Zoe Sophia's Scrapbook
||Zoe Sophia's Scrapbook:
An Adventure in Venice
By Claudia Mauner and Elisa Smalley, illustrated by Claudia Mauner
Hardcover, 40 pages
Venice is a
wonderful city for children, for reasons that we've described in our
Venice for Families article. And now,
thanks to authors Claudia Mauner and Elisa Smalley, your kids can enjoy a
preview of Venice and a lasting souvenir of their trip with Zoe Sophia's
Zoe Sophia is a plucky nine-year-old girl from
Manhattan's Upper West Side who flies to Venice with her dachshund Mickey to
visit her expatriate great-aunt. During her one-week stay, she and her aunt tour
museums, take a gondola ride, visit a
glass factory on the island of Murano,
take Mickey to an opera at La Fenice, feed the pigeons in the
Piazza San Marco, enjoy hot chocolate at
Florian's, and have other adventures--including the loss (fortunately not
of Mickey the dachshund.
Zoe Sophia's Scrapbook is an
engaging story, and the delightful illustrations make the book even more
appealing to Venice fans of all ages.
For more information on Zoe
Sophia's Scrapbook, including sample illustrations and favorable reviews
from Publishers Weekly and Booklist, visit the authors' Web site
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