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Vendela has long been fascinated by Venice, where the streets are canals, the cars are boats, and the houses are palaces. Finally her father takes her on a special spring trip to the city, which turns out to be every bit as fairy-tale-like as he has promised. Vendela visits her special friends, the four golden horses in St. Mark's Basilica. She hunts winged lions, meets a ...more
Hardcover, 96 pages
Published October 12th 1999 by R & S Books
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svm
Apr 19, 2013 svm rated it really liked it
if you know linnea in monet's garden, this is the same author and has sort of the same premise. vendela is about 10 and goes to visit venice with her dad who adores that city. she explores it thoroughly in this richly illustrated tale. this would be a great warm-up for a trip to that magical place.

however, i can see this book being best appreciated with a skip in generations. there's just a certain folksy quality that would be harder to share between kids and parents. so, grandparents, if you'r
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Keelin
Oct 30, 2013 Keelin rated it liked it
Shelves: fab-40
Genre: International.
Awards: Batchelder Award Nominee.
Grade level: K-2
This book would teach the students about travel, art, and culture. After reading this I would have the students draw a picture of somewhere they hope to visit and for the 1st and 2nd graders have them write where they want to visit and why in a few sentences. I want this book in my classroom to introduce students to international literature at an early age!
Faith Hough
Sep 05, 2013 Faith Hough rated it really liked it
Shelves: homeschooling
I think my own review may have been three stars, but my girls loved this book so much that it earned an extra. It is very beautifully illustrated, and a perfect introduction to the city of Venice--I'd say it's a must-read if you plan on traveling there with children. (I have no such immediate plans, but my girls sure do now!)
I wish the translation into English was a little smoother!
Natalie
I learned more from this children's book about Venice than anything else I've read and watched about Venice so far. It is very informative and I liked how both real photographs and drawings were used. Great for all ages interested in Venice.
Tara
Jan 11, 2008 Tara rated it it was amazing
Vendela, a young girl from Stockholm, visits Venice with her father. This is an adorable book with lots of pictures and information about Venice and Venetian history.
Lilly Fife
Mar 15, 2009 Lilly Fife rated it it was amazing
It was a very creative book, and it was really adventurous!!
I'd recommend you to read it!
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Sightseeing and history of Venice wrapped around a trip.
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"I was born in 1938 in Stockholm, Sweden, and I have been living there ever since. I love this city, built on some small islands between lake Mälaren and the sea. It’s a city with lots of water and trees and a lot of nature all around it.
I lived and went to school at the island Kungsholmen, just like my good friend and illustrator Lena Anderson. But our school was so big that we never met. I was t
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