Pansy in Venice: The Mystery of the Missing Parrot
Cynthia Bardes (Author) Virginia Best (Illustrator)
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DescriptionPansy in Venice In the third and most exotic Pansy tale, the little chocolate poodle and her best friend Avery are summoned to Venice, Italy, to help find a very important parrot. The beautiful bird, Penelope, is the cherished companion of the finest glass-blower in the city and if he doesn t get her back, he may never make another work of art. Traveling by speedboat, gondola, and their own six feet, Pansy and Avery follow a mysterious trail of ruby-tipped feathers all the way to a fancy costume ball. They solve the mystery, reunite Penelope and the glass-blower, and learn that loneliness can make people do naughty things, but good friends bring out the best in all of us."
December 07, 2015
9.1 X 12.33 X 0.19 inches | 1.37 pounds
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About the Author
Cynthia Bardes and her husband, David, spend each fall at a Beverly Hills hotel with their toy poodle, Pansy. Inspiration for the Pansy stories was born out of random misfortune. One day, when crossing Wilshire Boulevard, Cynthia was struck by a car. Her injuries required surgery and a lengthy recuperation at the hotel. While bedridden, Cynthia's vivid imagination and Pansy's popularity with employees and guests of the hotel made for a perfect story. Pansy at the Palace was followed by Pansy in Paris, and now Pansy in Venice. A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, Cynthia is a former dress designer and interior decorator. When not in Los Angeles, Cynthia, her husband, and Pansy live in Vero Beach, Florida. Virginia Best is an artist whose paintings and photographs have been exhibited nationally. She lives with her husband in Eden, Vermont.