The Gondoliers

The Secret Journals of Fanticulous Glim

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The Gondoliers: The Secret Journals of Fanticulous Glim by Paolo Mazzucato. Book coverFantina arrives in 1902 Venice, Italy, in search of fortune and glory, but uncovers, instead, a secret plot to destroy the city. Now she must join a mysterious guild of gondoliers and harness the unseen power of Glim to defeat the evil forces at work.

A “recommended” read by the US Review of Books, "The Gondoliers: The Secret Journals of Fanticulous Glim," blends elements of Italian folklore, steampunk fantasy and a touch of Venetian history to introduce young readers to a new and wondrous world.  “...this is one of those books that grabs the imagination from the first sentence and never lets go.” (Kat Kennedy, The US Review of Books)

ISBN: 
9781733640619

Author's Note

The inspiration for “The Gondoliers” sprang from my many trips with my family to Venice, Italy, when I was a child, and again years later when I returned as an adult with my own children. Wandering through the labyrinth of narrow alleyways and canals as the sun was quickly fading, the story of a mysterious, hidden world that came to life at that magical moment between sunset and dusk mingled with the actual history of the city, and I found myself creating a world layered with possibilities.

About Paolo Mazzucato

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Paolo Mazzucato is an American fiction author and screenwriter. He began his writing career as a Chicago playwright and award-winning student filmmaker before moving to Los Angeles where he won awards for screenwriting and scripted various projects for film and television. Mazzucato is the author/illustrator of the children's books, Dream of the Rainbow Unicorn, No One Mocks a Panda (an...

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