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L’Autore: Paola Zoffoli/Massimiliano Longo


TOBIA THE GONDOLIER – MILO THE SQUERARIOL – NINA THE GLASS BEAD STRINGER – MATTEO THE GLASS- BLOWER – GIULIA THE LACEMAKER – CATERINA THE MASK-MAKER – LUCA THE GILDER The protagonists of this series are seven craftsmen who practice traditional Venetian trades that are as alive as ever. They offer a first-hand account of how they do their own work, expanded with special historical and didac- tic focuses, which also serve to explore Venice and its lagoon.

The books include a glossary of the craft that explains technical terms, a central page that provides further infor- mation and interesting references to the tradition in songs, rhymes, games or sayings that mention the seven trades.

TOBIA THE GONDOLIER Tobia will take you on a tour to discover everything you need to know about the trade of the gondolier: who he is, how and where he works, what the main object of his work looks like, what tools he uses and who he works with. An opportunity to explore the most interesting aspects of this historic trade and of the city of Venice, rum- maging through details of history, new words, explanations, practical information and references to local tradi- tion.


Paola Zoffoli Author of children’s books and a Venetian history buff, she has published many books translated into different languages. She is the author of successful guides to Venice – the city she lives and works in – which have won prestigious awards and acknowledgments. She has two grown children and three grandchildren with whom she happily travels around the world. She likes film, dance, yoga. She loves books, flowers, the sea, walking in nature and, above all, traveling: many of her books were conceived on trains or airplanes…

Massimiliano Longo Illustrator of children’s books, painter and portrait artist, he lives and works in Venice and London. His drawings have been published by major publishing companies. He has two adolescent children who share his love for fencing and art. A devoted horseback rider and composer of electronic music, in his free time he explores the lagoon on his kayak.

Formato: 16×21 cm Pagine: 32  Illustrazioni: Si Legatura: Brossura Prezzo: 8,00 Euro ISBN: 978-88-97928-38-6  Collana: KIDS Lingua: Inglese Uscita: June 2013