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Pansy in Venice: The Mystery of the Missing Parrot (Cynthia Bardes & Virginia Best)

SFr. 24

In the third episode of the Pansy the Poodle Mystery Series of classic children's books, the fluffy chocolate poodle and her best human friend Avery are called to Venice, Italy, to help find a very important parrot.

The beautiful bird, Penelope, is the beloved companion of the city's greatest glass blower. Traveling by speedboat, gondola, and their own six feet, Pansy and Avery follow a mysterious trail of ruby-tipped feathers all the way to a fancy costume ball.
They solve the mystery, reunite Penelope and the glass-blower, and learn that loneliness can make people do naughty things, but good friends bring out the best in all of us.

Parents, teachers and librarians appreciate the heirloom-quality hardcover with its extra thick pages and splendid full color illustrations.
Pansy in Venice is perfect for reading aloud to preschoolers, and reading along with beginning readers.

Product details:

  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • ISBN-10: 069234554X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0692345542
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 0.46 x 12 inches
  • Publisher: Octobre, LLC; Illustrated Edition (October 7, 2015)
  • Reading level: 3 - 7 years

Review:

In the third Pansy tale, the little poodle and her best friend Avery are summoned to Venice, Italy, to help find a very important parrot. The bird, Penelope, is the companion of the finest glass-blower in the city—and if she isn't returned, he may never work again. Traveling by speedboat, gondola, and their own six feet, Pansy and Avery follow a mysterious trail of ruby-tipped feathers. They solve the mystery, and learn that loneliness can make people do naughty things, but good friends bring out the best in all of us.

About the Authors:

Cynthia Bardes and her husband, David, spend each fall at a Beverly Hills hotel with their toy poodle, Pansy.

Inspiration for the Pansy stories was born out of random misfortune. One day, when crossing Wilshire Boulevard, Cynthia was struck by a car. Her injuries required surgery and a lengthy recuperation at the hotel. While bedridden, Cynthia's vivid imagination and Pansy's popularity with employees and guests of the hotel made for a perfect story. Pansy at the Palace was followed by Pansy in Paris, and now Pansy in Venice.

A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, Cynthia is a former dress designer and interior decorator. When not in Los Angeles, Cynthia, her husband, and Pansy live in Vero Beach, Florida.


Virginia Best is an artist whose paintings and photographs have been exhibited nationally. She lives with her husband in Eden, Vermont.



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