Elena's Serenade

By Campbell Geeslin; Ana Juan (Illustrator)
Atheneum Books, Hardcover, 9780689849084, 40pp.

Publication Date: March 2004

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Who ever heard of a girl glassblower?
In Mexico, where the sun is called "el sol" and the moon is called "la luna, " a little girl called Elena wants to blow into a long pipe...and make bottles appear, like magic.
But girls can't be glassblowers. Or can they?
Join Elena on her fantastic journey to Monterrey -- home of the great glassblowers -- in an enchanting story filled with magic realism.

About the Author
Campbell Geeslin lives in White Plains, New York, but when he was a small boy, his family visited Mexico many times. It became a land of remembered marvels. This story is the result of watching Monterrey glassblowers turn broken Coca-Cola bottles into vases for flowers. If that isn't magic, what is?ANA JUAN is a world-renowned illustrator known in this country for her wonderful covers for the New Yorker magazine, as well as the children's books "The Night Eater", and "Frida", written by Jonah Winter. She lives in Spain.
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