An enchanting tale of magic, friendship and adventure for readers aged 9 and up – from bestselling author, Holly Webb.
Mariana lives with her family on the Venetian island of Murano – famed for its artists who create masterpieces from glass. But when Mariana’s little sister, Eliza, dies their father decides to use his glassmaking skill – and a dash of magic – to create a girl of glass in Eliza’s image.
The remarkable glass doll, who sings, dances and talks, draws attention wherever she goes, and soon Mariana is famous for having the magical glass sister. But as the glass girl takes on more and more of Eliza’s personality, Mariana begins to suspect that there is more than just magic at play. Could the girl of glass be her sister’s ghost made real?
The Magical Venice books are all share the same beautiful setting, but can be read as standalone stories. The series includes: The Water Horse, The Mermaid’s Sister, The Maskmasker’s Daughter, and The Girl of Glass.