The Glassmaker's Daughter book cover

The Glassmaker's Daughter

Written by Dianne Hofmeyr
Illustrated by Jane Rey
Published by Frances Lincoln Children's Books

In this folktale, which takes place in Venice, a wealthy glassmaker has a daughter Daniella who will never smile. The father builds a beautiful glass castle and offers it as a prize to any person who can make her smile and laugh. Many people try grand ideas and fancy solutions but only one young man is successful in making Daniella smile by creating a mirror and helping her to see and appreciate her own reflection.

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