A Thousand Glass Flowers: Marietta Barovier and the Invention of the Rosetta Bead
A Thousand Glass Flowers: Marietta Barovier and the Invention of the Rosetta Bead
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A Thousand Glass Flowers: Marietta Barovier and the Invention of the Rosetta Bead

Written and illustrated by Evan Turk
Published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Prices as of May 20

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This gorgeous and empowering picture book from award-winning author-illustrator Evan Turk paints the portrait of Marietta Barovier, the groundbreaking Renaissance artisan who helped shape the future of Venetian glassmaking. Marietta and her family lived on the island of Murano, near Venice, as all glassmakers did in the early Renaissance. Her father, Angelo Barovier, was a true maestro, a master of glass. Marietta longed to create gorgeous glass too, but glass was men’s work. One day her father showed her how to shape the scalding-hot material into a work of art, and Marietta was mesmerized. Her skills grew and grew. Marietta worked until she created her own unique glass bead: the rosetta. Small but precious, the beautiful beads grew popular around the world and became as valuable as gold. The young girl who was once told she could not create art was now the woman who would leave her mark on glasswork for centuries to come.

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9781534410343
    Publication Date
    August 18, 2020
    Page Count
    48
    Audience
    Picture
    Reading Age
    4 - 8 years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
    2019031906
    ASIN/ISBN 10
    1534410341

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