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Review: Vendela in Venice-Italy with children

Review: Vendela in Venice-Italy with children

Venice is one of those magical, almost surreal cities that everyone should visit at least once if they can.  The other worldly, magical feel of the city will stay with you for the rest of your life.  Made up of 118 islands separated by canals and linked by 409 bridges, there’s lots to explore -just avoid the high season in July and August when prices go up and...

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Review: Zoe Sophia’s Scrapbook: An Adventure in Venice-Venice with children

Review: Zoe Sophia’s Scrapbook: An Adventure in Venice-Venice with children

How many lion sculptures can you find in Venice? Zoe finds fifty-three, but she’s sure there are more!  In Zoe Sophia’s Scrapbook: An Adventure in Venice by Claudia Mauner and Elisa Smalley, Zoe Sophia is a nine year old New Yorker who, along with her dog, Mickey, travels to Venice to visit her great aunt.  Her adventures are chronicled in Zoe...

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Review: Jo-Jo the Melon Donkey-Venice with children

Review: Jo-Jo the Melon Donkey-Venice with children

“Jo-Jo was a donkey.  His father had been a donkey before him, and his mother as well. And so, of course, Jo-Jo had to be a donkey whether he liked it or not.” So starts the tale of the rather downtrodden Jo-Jo the Melon Donkey written by Michael Morpurgo and illustrated by Tony Kerins.   Jo-Jo’s luck starts to change when his owner decides to take...

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