The Glassmaker's Daughter

The Glassmaker's Daughter by Dianne Hofmeyr

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Format: Hardback, 32 Pages
ISBN: 9781847806765
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Daniela, the glassmaker's daughter, is grumpy and never smiles. Her father promises a beautiful glass palace to anyone who can make her laugh. People come from far and wide to try their luck in amusing Daniela. But mask makers, lion tamers and magicians cannot raise a smile from the princess. It is only when a young apprentice makes the first looking glass that Daniela learns to smile – at her own grumpy reflection! The glass palace splinters to smithereens from the sound of Daniela's laughter, and the whole of Venice rejoices.

Dianne Hofmeyr grew up on the tip of Southern Africa. She graduated as an art teacher in Cape Town and has written several teenage novels and picture books. she has won the M-Net Award for fiction and has two IBBY Honour Books.

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Jane Ray graduated from Middlesex University in 3D Design. She began her career designing greetings cards, book jackets and posters. Gradually, however, she moved towards children's book illustration, especially fairy tales, mythology and folktales. Jane's first picture book for Frances Lincoln was Jinnie Ghost with Berlie Doherty, which was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award. Her other acclaimed picture books include The King of Capri with Jeanette Winterson, Romeo and Juliet with Michael Rosen, and The Dolls' House Fairy and Snow White, which she both wrote and illustrated. She lives with her family in North London.

Format: Hardback, 32 Pages
ISBN: 9781847806765
Size: 9.449 in x 10.827 in / 240 mm x 275 mm
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"Rich illustrations, a familiar fairy-tale structure, and an upbeat message make this story a visually attractive, comfortable read."
"Include this book as part of a story hour featuring Italian lore or encourage slightly older readers to search for stories that feature similar motifs"
"Written with a narrative framework reminiscent of folktales, the story proceeds at a measured pace to its resoundingly happy ending. The artwork, created in watercolor, gouache, and ink, features richly detailed, imaginatively realized settings in sixteenth-century Venice."
'richly detailed illustrations by Jane Ray makes the most of the beauty of the city... An uplifting story to put a smile on everyone's face.'