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Francesco's Fountain

ByKatherine RinneSandra Forrest

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Francesco, a 12-year old apprentice stonemason leaves his small village to go to Rome in 1748. He works on the Trevi Fountain with his uncle, who designed it, and some other young apprentices. His errands and work take him all over this city of confusing streets and alleys. Francesco's adventurous spirit and his common sense help him to navigate and understand Rome. While Francesco and the other apprentices are fictional characters, his uncle, Nicola Salvi and the other architects and sculptors are real historical figures. Under the guidance of these men, Francesco learns how to inspect marble and how to carve sculptural details. He learns about aqueducts and fountains and solves the mystery of the stolen water. When Rome is flooded in 1750 he helps save the Trevi Fountain. The death of his beloved uncle forces him to leave Rome, but not until he fulfills his promise to finish his work on the fountain.

Details

Publication Date
May 14, 2011
Language
English
ISBN
9781257763047
Category
Children's
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Katherine Rinne, By (author): Sandra Forrest

Specifications

Pages
68
Binding
Paperback
Interior Color
Black & White
Dimensions
US Trade (6 x 9 in / 152 x 229 mm)

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