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There's a Dolphin in the Grand Canal

by John Bemelmans Marciano

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This is a great example of a fantasy book. It is a most believable story but the main character in the book is befriended by the dolphin and is taken on a wild ride all around the canals. The setting of the story is set up very nicely in Venice, and this makes the story all the more believable, it is just the extraordinary dolphin which is fantastical.
Art Media: watercolor
Appropriate Age: Primary ( )
  annikasmith | Nov 8, 2008 |
a nice book--lots of energy in the art, and fun for us as Curious Girl is currently fond of dolphins.
  CrunchyGranola | Jul 27, 2006 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0670059870, Hardcover)

Nothing ever happens in Venice. At least that’s how Luca feels as he spends his summer vacation bored and unhappy in his family’s café. Then one day he spies something wonderful in the Grand Canal: a dolphin. Can it be? It is! Luca hops on the dolphin’s back and is treated to an unbelievable ride high above the Bridge of Sighs, past a surprised gondolier, and right over the heads of his disbelieving parents.

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Luca, a young Italian boy, is bored until he meets a playful dolphin who takes him on a ride through the Venice waterways.

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