Elena's Serenade

Illustrated by Ana Juan
LIST PRICE £5.99
About The Book

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 Illustrator

Ana Juan is the illustrator of Elena’s Serenade, which School Library Journal called “a fascinating adventure that explores issues of gender roles, self-confidence, and the workings of an artist’s heart” in a starred review. Her paintings have appeared on the cover of The New Yorker,on book and album jackets, on film festival posters, and in several European magazines. She is also the illustrator of Frida by Jonah Winter and the author and illustrator of The Night Eater. She lives in Madrid, Spain.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (April 2011)
  • Length: 40 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781442436879
  • Grades: P - 2
  • Ages: 3 - 7

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Awards and Honors
  • NYPL 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing
  • Chicago Public Library's Best of the Best
  • Kirkus Editor's Choice
  • ALA Amelia Bloomer Project
  • Parents' Choice Award
  • Capitol Choices List (DC)
  • Volunteer State Book Award Master List (TN)
  • Parents' Choice Approved Award Winner
  • Blue Spruce YA Book Award Nominee (CO)
  • Americas Award Commended Title
  • Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children's Book Award Nominee
  • Read Aloud/Comstock Book Award
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