Excellent, Preschool, Primary, Venice, Glassmaker, Happiness, Joy

Document Type

Book Review


Although she is surrounded by the beauty of Venice and the shimmer and shine of her father’s glass creations, Daniela is glum and gloomy. In order to help his daughter’s melancholy mood, Daniela’s father declares that he will give a glass palace to the first person that can make her smile. People come from all around, including a circus performer, mask maker, and lion tamer. In the end, it is a simple gift from a young glassmaker that reminds Daniela that she can find happiness within herself.