Anna Maria's Gift (Paperback)
Reissued with a fresh look and added content, the Stepping Stones History series is kid-friendly and Common Core ready
When Anna Maria's father dies, she moves to an orphanage in Venice. Though she misses her father, she knows he will always be with her, as long as she has his beautiful violin. Luckily, the orphanage is also a renowned music school, with a teacher who is none other than composer Antonio Vivaldi. But when her violin is stolen, Anna Maria must search Venice's bridges, streets, and canals. Will she ever find it and can she ever be happy in Venice without it? This lyrical historical-fiction story captures Venice, the joy of music, and how kindness can make a scary new place feel like home.
History Stepping Stones now feature updated content that emphasizes Common Core and today's renewed interest in nonfiction. Perfect for home, school, and library bookshelves
About the Author
JANICE SHEFELMAN's love for children's books from an early age led to careers as teacher, librarian, and writer. Her first book, "A Paradise Called Texas, " was a Texas Bluebonnet Award Nominee. Since then she has written dozens of children's books, including the Step into Reading Young Wolf series. You can visit her on the Web at ShefelmanBooks.com