The Bronze Trumpeterby Jenny Nimmo
Paolo is alone and friendless in the Grand but Cheerless Villa Montorella. His only companion is a harsh governess, Fräulein Helga. But Paolo does have one pleasure. Hidden in the neglected garden is the Bronze Trumpeter – a magical statue.
Then Paolo meets Harlequin sitting by the statue. He is one of the ‘Comedians’. They have returned from the mists of time to bring joy and laughter to the village once more.
Paolo is overjoyed, but why is Fräulein Helga afraid of the Comedians?
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Jenny Nimmo (born 1944) is a British author of children's books including many fantasy and adventure novels, chapter books, and picture books. Born in England, she has lived in Wales for most of forty years. Probably she is best known for two series of fantasy novels: The Magician Trilogy (1986 to 1989), contemporary stories rooted in Welsh myth, and Children of the Red King (2002 to 2010), featuring Charlie Bone and other magically endowed school children.