Carmen and the House That Gaudí Built

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Carmen Batllo spends her days playing outside with her imaginary salamander, Dragon. But when Carmen’s parents decide to buy a house in Barcelona and hire Antoni Gaudi to remodel the house, she does not want to leave Dragon and her home in the countryside behind. Will Carmen be happy living in Barcelona? And will she ever see Dragon again?

This story was interesting about how Gaudi built the house for the Batllo family. However, the story about Carmen wasn’t memorable or inspiring. I really liked seeing a picture of the famous house in the back of the book. Casa Batllo in Barcelona looks very colorful, imaginative, fun, and magical. The illustrations in the book weren’t as colorful and magical and fun as the real house. The colors in the story were very dull and drab, nothing like the real house. Although the story in the book isn’t really true, I did learn about the architect Gaudi. I recommend this book to readers who like books about artists and architects.

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Author Susan Hughes
Star Count 3.5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 32 pages
Publisher Owlkids
Publish Date 15-Mar-2021
ISBN 9781771473927
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Issue July 2021
Category Children's