Elena’s Serenade by Campbell Geeslin

Title: Elena’s Serenade
Author: Campbell Geeslin
Illustrator: Ana Juan
Publisher: Atheneum Books (2004)
ISBN: 9780689849084
Elena’s Serenade by Campbell Geeslin promotes gender roles, growth mindset, perseverance and identity.
Elena longs to follow in her father’s footsteps to become a glassblower. His response is disheartening, “Whoever heard of a girl glassblower?” But Elena is undeterred and she disguises herself as a boy. With her new identity and her hard work she becomes a successful apprentice in a glass factory. “Desperate to share her talent with her father, Elena blows out a giant bird and flies home, and Papa soon realises how special she is.”

Buy The Book


These resources relate to the book, author and illustrator. The number of resources varies book to book. Please check they are appropriate for your specific needs before using them with children. If you have any suggestions please get in touch!

Books by Campbell Geeslin & Ana Juan

Related Posts

More Books to Explore

The Children’s Library Lady has over 450 picture books on large variety of topics. You will find specific book, author and illustrator information, as well as resources. You can also browse themed books lists and explore all the books on the website. Click on the book covers below to start exploring what the website has to offer.

Like this post? Pin it & share the love!

Elena's Serenade by Campbell Geeslin

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.