Matteo, the glassblower will be your guide. He will teach you everything about his job. Who he is; how and where his activity is carried out; what the fruit of his work looks like; which tools he uses; who are his co-workers. It is an opportunity to explore the most interesting features of this ancient craft as well as historical Venice. Along the way you will also learn new terms about local history and tradition as well as job-related songs, games and proverbs..
The protagonists of this series are seven craftsmen who practice traditional Venetian trades that are as alive as ever. They offer a first- hand account of how they do their own work, expanded with special historical and didactic focuses, which also serve to explore Venice and its lagoon. The books include a glossary of the craft that explains technical terms, a central page that provides further information and interesting references to the tradition in songs, rhymes, games or sayings that mention the seven trades.
Paola Zoffoli, a writer specialized in children’s books, she is the author of many publications for which she creates the concept, develops
the texts, and writes the calligraphy by hand, taking responsibility for the editorial coordination up to the final editing.
She has a passion for Venetian history, and has published several guidebooks about Venice – the city in which she lives and works – which have won prestigious awards and acknowledgments. Her books have become successful long-sellers and have been translated into several languages, published in Italy and abroad.
Fabio Visintin is a Venetian illustrator, painter and game developer.
He started out as a cartoonist for magazines such as Linus and Il Corriere dei Piccoli. His award-winning graphic novels have won important acknowledgments. His artistic production ranges from children’s books to the covers for the major Scandinavian detective novels published in Italy. He has worked for over thirty years for the most prestigious publishing companies in Italy and abroad.
Formato: 21X21, Pagine: 64, Illustrazioni: Sì, Legatura: Brossura, Collana: Linea Ragazzi, Isbn: 9788899644734, Uscita: Marzo 2019, Prezzo: 14,00