Days of the blackbird: a tale of northern Italy

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In this elegant tale, Tomie dePaola imagines how Le Giornate della Merla,the Days of the Blackbird, came to be celebrated. Gemma and her father, Duca Gennaro, live in a house with a Great Hall and acourtyard that fill with birds of all colors through the spring and summer. They all sing tothe duke, but his favorite is La Colomba. When the duke falls ill and Gemma is worried,La Colomba refuses to fly south, even though snow and fierce winds swirl down on thevillage. Each day she sings to Duca Gennaro. In a painterly style reminiscent of Italian frescoes, Tomie dePaola gives usbreathtaking glimpses of the Italian mountains through high windows and archeddoorways, and of the exquisite courtyard and magnificent interiors of Duca Gennaro'shouse. A moving and beautiful story for all ages.
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Grouped Work ID 02e3e32a-73ab-33e8-d396-810458d9ef79
Grouping Title days of the blackbird a tale of northern italy
Grouping Author de paola tomie
Grouping Category book
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accelerated_reader_interest_level LG
accelerated_reader_point_value 0.5
accelerated_reader_reading_level 4.2
author De Paola, Tomie.
author_display De Paola, Tomie
display_description At the request of a kind duke's loving daughter, La Colomba, a pure white bird, braves the bitter winter of the northern Italian mountains to sing for the gravely ill man.
id 02e3e32a-73ab-33e8-d396-810458d9ef79
isbn 9780399229299
last_indexed 2019-05-19T08:51:43.469Z
lexile_score 810
literary_form Other
literary_form_full Other
primary_isbn 9780399229299
publishDate 1997
record_details ils:a113895|Book|Books||English|Putnam's,|c1997.|p. cm.
recordtype grouped_work
subject_facet Blackbirds -- Juvenile fiction, Fathers and daughters -- Juvenile fiction, Italy -- Juvenile fiction
title_display Days of the blackbird : a tale of northern Italy
title_full Days of the blackbird : a tale of northern Italy / written and illustrated by Tomie dePaola
title_short Days of the blackbird :
title_sub a tale of northern Italy
topic_facet Blackbirds, Fathers and daughters