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The Altman Code by Gayle Lynds
The Art World Dream by Eric Rudd
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Giorgio by Anita Benarde
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Sacred Flowers by Roni Jay
Sacred Symbols: Ancient Egypt by Thames & Hudson
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Comments for Giorgio

GiorgioGiorgio: 05/10/07

Giorgio is another of the children's books that I got at the April BookCrossing meeting. It's also the strangest of the books. Giorgio is an Italian train who takes passengers down to a seaside resort. Jealous of the passengers who sail away on boats, Giorgio wants to ride on a boat too. The other trains, of course, tell Giorgio how silly he is to want to ride on a boat when trains ride on tracks. But of course, Giorgio gets his wish one day. He gets to ride a special train equipped ferry boat to take some school children to Sicily.

Giorgio's gingerbread illustrations are really distracting. They're just too happy and too cute. I normally like stories about trains but this book didn't hold my attention.

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Comment #1: Saturday, May, 12, 2007 at 22:54:05

Sabrina

Giorgio looks like a gingerbread train. I can see the sweetness.

You've been tagged! Breeni Books "



Comment #2: Saturday, May, 12, 2007 at 20:06:06

Pussreboots

Tagged for what?"