This is a jewel of a book carefully crafted by two experienced master storytellers who have worked together to create a memorable life affirming story based around the power of music to transform lives.
Crossley-Holland's limpid prose matches Ray's diaphanous watercolour images perfectly, evoking 18th-century Venice in all its gaudy grandeur and bringing to life someone who would not otherwise have been even a footnote in history
Award-winner Kevin Crossley-Holland is a beautiful writer and this haunting story is simply stunning. Destined to be a future classic, it is complimented by the exquisite illustrations by Jane Ray
Ray's illustrations are exquisite. A very special present for music-loving readers aged seven and above
Vivaldi's Four Seasons provides the background to an elegant story of a mute girl's discovery of her voice.
This is a spectacular book ... it is part social history, part mystery and part haunting love story ... A quiet, heart-soaring triumph
A lovely curiosity ... This is Kevin Crossley-Holland's take on her story, with poinant, detailed drawings by Jane Ray
A ravishing object and a touching poetic tale ... Altogether lovely
This very special short novel is a work that could surely unlock poetry in the soul of the most pragmatic reader