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Book: Once Upon a Time in Venice by Monique Roy

Book: Once Upon a Time in Venice by Monique Roy

categories: Book, Adventure, Travel, Middle Grade, Italy, Young Reader, Venice


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Author Monique Royabout this book: Once Upon a Time in Venice takes young readers on a journey that is both physical and emotional. The novel revolves around the relationship between Samuelle, a young boy, and his grandfather Leo. Leo has learned that he suffers from a terminal illness and in his skimming of artifacts from the past, he uncovers treasured mementos of his earliest years growing up in the romantic city of Venice. Sharing them with Samuelle, he gives the boy an initial perception of the beautiful city. Leo decides to accept an invitation to participate in the annual Regatta, a rowing festival that his own great-grandfather had earned fame for competing in with great success.

The two embark on their journey without Samuelle knowing about Leo's illness, but Leo makes a promise to himself that it is in Venice, after he has passed on his knowledge and love for the city to his grandson, that he will reveal the truth about his fate. Grandpa Leo struggles with when to break the news to Samuelle, but with Samuelle's growing fondness for Venice and his new relatives and friends, the challenge may be a little easier to face. Eventually, Venice becomes a special place in their hearts forever.

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