Books by Janice Shefelman

ANNA MARIA’S GIFT by Janice Shefelman
Released: April 27, 2010

"Papp's illustrations not seen. (Historical fiction. 6-9)"
Shortly after her father's death, Anna Maria is sent to study violin at the Pietà, an orphanage and music school for girls in Venice. Read full book review >
I, VIVALDI by Janice Shefelman
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"A citation for a favored recording of 'The Four Seasons' and a few printed bars of 'Spring' close this fetching introduction to one of the great masters of the Baroque era. (historical note, glossary) (Picture book/biography. 8-10)"
Children are at least as likely to pore over the pictures as absorb the narrative in this first-person account of Vivaldi's youth and prime. Read full book review >
A PEDDLER'S DREAM by Janice Shefelman
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"The straightforward, well- researched story is attractively illustrated in pen and watercolor with a wealth of period details. (Picture book. 7-10)"
A classic immigrant success story with a protagonist more unusual in children's literature than in real life: a Lebanese American. Read full book review >