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.”

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