|Dianne Hofmeyr. Jane Ray, illus.|
|Pages/Publication Date:||32 / 2017|
In 16th century Venice, Daniela the glassmaker's daughter is grumpy and never smiles. Her father promises a beautiful glass palace to anyone who can make her laugh, and people come from far and wide to try their luck in amusing Daniela. But mask makers, lion tamers, and magicians cannot raise a smile from the princess. It is only when a young apprentice makes a surprisingly simple invention that Daniela learns to smile. Reuniting the creators of Zeraffa Giraffa, this book features a poetic text for readers 6 and up, along with Jane Ray's reliably elegant watercolor, gouache, and ink illustrations.