Gabriella's Song free read ↠ 106

Candace Fleming ☆ 6 read

Gabriella's Song

Nd the lire go jing aling ling Soon Gabriella is humming her way through town and everyone hears her song Some find it sad others smile when they hear I discovered this book as it was featured as one of the March 2011 Music themed reads for the Picture book club in the Children's Books group here at Goodreads We really enjoyed the story; I'm not sure it would have been a book that we would have chosen on our own so I'm thankful once again for this group introducing us to a wide variety of books I like the idea that little Giselle found music in the everyday sounds around her While reading the story we attempted to make a song from the sounds in the book with each of us repeating a sound I don't think we uite captured the essence of the beauty of Gabriella's song but it was fun and it reminded me of a musical round that the music teacher in our girls' school taught with better results I might add The illustrations were interesting and I love that the composer made a beautiful symphony out of Gabriella's little tune All in all it was a fun book to read aloud

read & download Gabriella's Song

In the streets and canals of Venice Gabriella can hear nothing but sweet music The drying laundry goes slap slap the church bells go ting aling ling a A young Venetian girl keenly attuned to the sounds of daily life in her city the crying of street vendors the flap flap of pigeon wings the jing aling ling of lire the ting aling ling of church bells hums an impromptu tune at the baker's and going on her way is unaware until much later that her song has gone out into the city and has found its way to the ears of composer Giuseppe del Pietro But when del Pietro puts on a concert to share his latest symphony the citizens of Venice and Gabriella in particular hear something very familiarI enjoyed Gabriella's Song appreciating the idea that sometimes music can be found in the everyday sounds around us and that it can speak to different people in different ways I also really liked the way that it highlights the connections between formal art music what we often call classical music and other modes of musical expression It may seem obvious to say that all music is interconnected but I think that this is something people tend to forget in their haste to categorize by genre The ink and watercolor illustrations by Giselle Potter have a distinctively whimsical charm well suited to the story All in all a sweet little book one of six chosen by the Picture Book Club to which I belong as part of our music themed March reading program that is well worth the young music lover's time

summary ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Candace Fleming

It but none can forget the beautiful melody Before long a certain struggling composer is inspired by Gabriella's song and a beautiful symphony is bor A well crafted story with truly ugly illustrations


About the Author: Candace Fleming

I have always been a storyteller Even before I could write my name I could tell a good tale And I told them all the time As a preschooler I told my neighbors all about my three legged cat named Spot In kindergarten I told my classmates about the ghost that lived in my attic And in first grade I told my teacher Miss Harbart all about my family's trip to Paris FranceI told such a good st.



10 thoughts on “Gabriella's Song

  1. says:

    When I first picked up Candace Fleming's Gabriella's Song from the public library I was actually not at all sure wether I would even at all enjoy it as I did not and still do not find the book cover image all that visually appealing I liked the colour schemes but especially Gabriella's facial expression was not at all to my liking appearing rather stagnant frozen and ungirllikeHowever it is indeed true that one should really NOT judge a book by its proverbial cover as Gabriella's Song truly is a wonderful remarkable picture book offering to share with children especially children interested in music and especially how music is created andor perceived the main featured point being at least for and to me that music can be found anywhere and everywhere the sounds of the city are music just like human singing is music but also that music is different for everyone that it is and can be perceived and enjoyed in a multitude of different ways Gabriella's song is perceived and remembered as happy and rollicking by the baker while the widow perceives it as sad as a nostalgic longing for youth for her happier days Gabriella's Song also rather clearly demonstrates that music even the music of the great composers neither exists in a vacuum nor is it created in a vacuum that it represents personal talent and ability combined with the inspiration by and from the sounds smells and sights around us And with that truth in mind I really do so much appreciate the fact that Candace Fleming shows the famous composer Giuseppe del Pietro publicly acknowledging the fact that his new symphony has indeed been inspired by Gabriella's song which had in turn been inspired by the sounds smells and sights of Venice itself and I do also wonder and pleasantly so if the model for del Pietro might have been the famous Venetian composer Antonio VivaldiI am still trying to decide whether Giselle Potter's accompanying illustrations are entirely to my liking The colour texture and the depiction of the sights and sounds of Venice are wonderful expressive descriptive a real joy to visualise and behold However the human figures while generally well enough executed on a physical level oftem seem to feature facial expressions that I for one tend to find than a bit off so to speak; especially Gabriella's face always seems without much emotion and generally a touch too old for a little girl But all in all I really enjoyed and continue to massively appreciate this little gem of a picture book and would not hesitate to highly recommend Gabriella's Song to anyone seeking an evocatively poetic enchanting celebration of music and of how the sounds the whole atmosphere of one's surroundings can and do inspire music and musical composition musical creation


  2. says:

    I’m giving this book 5 stars well 4 ½ actually because of both the illustrations and the story I like that the informative author’s note started off the book vs it being at the end as is typicalThe illustrations are truly lovely I want to go to Venice It’s wonderfully depicted I also like how some of the hanging laundry on the inside covers are cloths with music scores on them And how some of the illustrations are whimsical And just everything about them even people’s faces though they took me a very little bit of time to appreciate themThe story is sweet; I love how the tune starts travels and evolves I love the acknowledgement given at the end Most importantly it shows how the same music can evoke different feelings in different people depending on the person and their mood It was a perfect book to read as one of six books selected for March’s music theme for the Picture Books Club over at the Children's Books groupI also appreciated the smattering of Italian words and the “sound effect” words and the latter contribute to making this book fun to read aloud


  3. says:

    A young Venetian girl keenly attuned to the sounds of daily life in her city the crying of street vendors the flap flap of pigeon wings the jing aling ling of lire the ting aling ling of church bells hums an impromptu tune at the baker's and going on her way is unaware until much later that her song has gone out into the city and has found its way to the ears of composer Giuseppe del Pietro But when del Pietro puts on a concert to share his latest symphony the citizens of Venice and Gabriella in particular hear something very familiarI enjoyed Gabriella's Song appreciating the idea that sometimes music can be found in the everyday sounds around us and that it can speak to different people in different ways I also really liked the way that it highlights the connections between formal art music what we often call classical music and other modes of musical expression It may seem obvious to say that all music is interconnected but I think that this is something people tend to forget in their haste to categorize by genre The ink and watercolor illustrations by Giselle Potter have a distinctively whimsical charm well suited to the story All in all a sweet little book one of six chosen by the Picture Book Club to which I belong as part of our music themed March reading program that is well worth the young music lover's time


  4. says:

    Gabriella's Song is a sweet and charming book I appreciated the warm color use in the illustrations adding to the cozy feel of the book I liked the storyline of a little girl walking through Venice with a song that catches on throughout the city I thought it did a nice job of expressing how music affects everyone differently It was also nice to see the culture of the city The author note in the beginning was helpful in understanding this city of musicThis book was a choice of the Children's Picture Book Club monthly reads found here


  5. says:

    In her travels around Venice little Gabriella uses snippets of the sounds she hears to create a little song which inspires another to write a symphonyGiselle Potter's illustrations put a song in my heart


  6. says:

    I discovered this book as it was featured as one of the March 2011 Music themed reads for the Picture book club in the Children's Books group here at Goodreads We really enjoyed the story; I'm not sure it would have been a book that we would have chosen on our own so I'm thankful once again for this group introducing us to a wide variety of books I like the idea that little Giselle found music in the everyday sounds around her While reading the story we attempted to make a song from the sounds in the book with each of us repeating a sound I don't think we uite captured the essence of the beauty of Gabriella's song but it was fun and it reminded me of a musical round that the music teacher in our girls' school taught with better results I might add The illustrations were interesting and I love that the composer made a beautiful symphony out of Gabriella's little tune All in all it was a fun book to read aloud


  7. says:

    A well crafted story with truly ugly illustrations


  8. says:

    A bit too simple Odd pictures Everything works except the people


  9. says:

    I did not enjoy this book I thought that the illustrations were dull and I wish that they were colorful I also think that only students who are interested in music would want to read this book I found it to be dull and that many students would enjoy reading about interesting topics I think that if a child was interested in music that this would be the book for them but many children would rather read about other topics instead of this This would be great for an elementary music class and the teacher could possibly get their students excited about music I think that better books are out there than this book but for certain instances this book would appeal to young readers


  10. says:

    For some reason this came up in the library catalog when I was searching for books on birds No idea why really because just having a few birds on the cover did not make it ualify And perhaps that was part of why I didn't care so much for this one I try to evaluate a book based on what it actually is and not because of my expectations but well it's hard And I'm human So there we are I actually think the story itself is a nice one although I feel like it should have been based on a true story and my brain was disappointed that there's no evidence that this is so And while I did like the colors used in the illustrations the pictures themselves were unappealing


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *