Author(s): Errol Broome
A picture book about the young musician, Bellini, and the tragic love story behind his ascension to fame and glory. Bellini is a young music student in Naples. He gives singing lessons to the beautiful Maddelena and they form a strong bond. A bond similar to a pair of love birds. When Maddelena’s family forbid them to marry, they are forced to only write to each of their love and trust. When Bellini leaves Naples to compose his famous operas, their love is put to the ultimate test.
Errol Broome grew up in Perth, and after an Arts degree at the University of WA, she began her career as a newspaper journalist. Reporting taught her to write clearly – and to stick to the facts. After starting a family, Errol decided to tackle a long held ambition, to write a book, and began with short stories which won several prizes. More than thirty books have followed, many short-listed and winners of awards, as well as being widely published overseas. Song of the Dove is her first picture book with Walker Books Australia.