Let's Visit Istanbul!: Adventures Of Bella & Harry by Lisa ManzioneLet's Visit Istanbul!: Adventures Of Bella & Harry by Lisa Manzione

Let's Visit Istanbul!: Adventures Of Bella & Harry

byLisa ManzioneIllustratorKristine Lucco

Picture Books | April 1, 2013

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Join sibling Chihuahuas Bella and Harry as they travel to Istanbul with their family and cruise the Bosphorus River, visit the Blue Mosque, the Grand Bazaar and Topkapi Palace.  Along the way, local cuisine (such as menemen) is introduced to the reader.

The Adventures of Bella & Harry is a picture book series that chronicles the escapades of a pup named Bella, her little brother Harry and their family, who travel the world exploring the sights and sounds of new, exciting cities.  The “Bella & Harry” series is intended to be an informative, interactive and exciting way to introduce children to travel, different countries, customs, history and landmarks with the educational value of this book cleverly disguised amidst dozens of illustrated pages which are sure to win the hearts of young readers.

Traveling the world with these two cute and cuddly Chihuahuas will allow the young reader to gain an appreciation of the world and its cultural diversity.

Happy Travels from Bella Boo and Harry too!!!
Author: Lisa Manzione The Bella and Harry series of children's books is Lisa Manzione's first foray into children's fiction writing.  As a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), Lisa's entrance into the field of literature is one she has eagerly awaited and is very passionate about.  As the daughte...
Title:Let's Visit Istanbul!: Adventures Of Bella & HarryFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:35 pages, 10.2 × 8.3 × 0.5 inPublished:April 1, 2013Publisher:Bella & HarryLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1937616096

ISBN - 13:9781937616090


From the Author

The series was developed with the hope of inspiring young readers to embrace the world and encourage its exploration.  Done through the comedic and informative adventures of Bella and Harry, while traveling through various countries, I hope to stimulate children's imaginations and foster a thirst for understanding the world in which they live.


Read from the Book

"Right now, we are going for a ferry ride on the Bosphorus River (or Bosphorus Strait) in Istanbul, Turkey.  There are two bridges that currently cross the Bosphorus.  The name of this bridge is the First Bosphorus Bridge.  This bridge connects the continent of Asia to the continent of Europe.""Look Harry, another palace!  It's Dolmabache Palace!  This palace, which is now a museum, is located on the bank of the Bosphorus.  How beautiful!""Harry, the Blue Mosque got its name because of the blue tiles on the inside of the walls.  The Blue Mosque is different than most mosques because it has six minarets.  Minarets are tall, slender towers with balcones from which people are called to prayer several times a day."

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal - May 2013"This combination of anthropomorphic story and geographical guidebook could be useful in social-studies classes where instructors prefer teaching content through stories. Families traveling to Turkey might find the book a helpful tool in preparing their children for the trip."Booklist - February 2013"it’s not every day a kid gets to take a trip to Istanbul, and this makes for a nice introduction to the customs and hot spots."