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“Hello! My name is Bella. This is my brother Harry. We are Chihuahuas! We are a bundle of fun, even if we only weigh seven pounds each! We have a great family and enjoy traveling all over the world with them.

Our adventures are so much fun! Would you like to join us?

Come on, let’s go!!!”

So begin the adventures of Bella & Harry, two adventurous Chihuahua siblings who explore the sights and sounds of new, exciting cities around the world with their families.

Lisa Manzione, author of the Bella & Harry series of children’s books. Photo by Amy Beth Bennett

Published by Bella & Harry, LLC, THE ADVENTURES OF BELLA & HARRY SERIES is “intended to be an informative, interactive and exciting way to introduce children to travel, different countries, customs, history and landmarks.”

The Bella and Harry series is author Lisa Manzione’s first foray into children’s fiction writing. Lisa is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and titles in the Bella & Harry series have consistently earned the Mom’s Choice Award. Lisa hopes to stimulate children’s imaginations and foster a thirst for understanding the world in which they live. (Watch an interview with Lisa Manzione discussing the series here and be sure to visit her website to purchase Bella & Harry merchandise, including the adorable Bella stuffed animal!) The series is illustrated by Kristine Lucco. Kristine studied at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, and her unique talent and particular flair for children’s themes has evolved quite naturally into the world of children’s books and illustrations.

Skyboat is thrilled to be bringing these family-friendly books to audio. Voiced by Gabrielle de Cuir, these delightful books are the perfect treat for the children in your life (and for your inner-child too!)

Watch (and listen) how award-winning narrator Gabrielle de Cuir brings Lisa Manzione’s adorable books to life.

Thanks to Bella and Harry’s (and Lisa and Kristine’s!) boundless energy and unflagging enthusiasm for exploration, there are plenty of adventures to share!

Listen to audiobook samples on Skyboat’s THE ADVENTURES OF BELLA & HARRY SoundCloud playlist!

“We are off to another exciting city for fun and adventure with our family.

Won’t you come along? We hope so!” 


Let’s get started: THE ADVENTURES OF BELLA & HARRY, VOLUME 1: Let’s Visit London!, Let’s Visit Paris!, and Christmas in New York City! by Lisa Manzione

Read by Gabrielle de Cuir

Join sibling Chihuahuas Bella and Harry as they travel to Paris with their family and discover the Louvre, Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, and other fascinating places. Local cuisine is presented to inquisitive youngsters, and basic French phrases are introduced. Next stop: London! Bella and Harry visit the Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace, Stonehenge, and more. Lastly, come along with Bella and Harry as they travel to New York City for Christmas. Join the pups as they stroll down Fifth Avenue, see the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, go ice skating, visit Radio City Music Hall, and more, all while sampling New York City’s famous street food.

Purchase your copy today and hop on over to our special Christmas in New York City! post too.


THE ADVENTURES OF BELLA & HARRY, VOLUME 2: Let’s Visit Venice!Let’s Visit Cairo!, and Let’s Visit Rio de Janeiro! by Lisa Manzione

Read by Gabrielle de Cuir

Join Bella and Harry as they travel to Venice with their family and explore St. Mark’s Square, the Rialto Bridge, and take a ride in a gondola. Along the way, local cuisine (such as gelato) is presented to the inquisitive listener and basic Italian phrases are introduced.

“Yes Harry, the Nile River is the longest river in the world. Keep your eyes open for Nile crocodiles!”

Then join Bella and Harry as they travel to Cairo with their family and learn about the Valley of the Kings, the Pyramids of Giza, King Tut, and other captivating landmarks. Local cuisine is sampled, and basic Arabic is introduced to the listener.

“Look at the amazing view from our glass cable car!”

Lastly, join Bella and Harry as they travel to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and visit Christ the Redeemer, Copacabana Beach, Sugarloaf Mountain, and other fun places. Along the way they sample local cuisine (such as barbecued meat and cheese bread) and learn some basic local phrases.

The comedic and informative adventures of Bella and Harry will stimulate children’s imaginations and foster a thirst for understanding the world in which they live.

Purchase your copy today!


THE ADVENTURES OF BELLA & HARRY, VOLUME 3: Let’s Visit Athens!Let’s Visit Barcelona!, and Let’s Visit Beijing! by Lisa Manzione

Read by Gabrielle de Cuir

The journey begins in Athens, Greece, one of the oldest cities in the entire world. They visit famous landmarks like the Parthenon and the Palace of Knossos. Harry learns a bit about Greek mythology and they make sure to try the local cuisine, of course. Opa! Opa! 

Vámonos! Next, Bella and Harry are off to Barcelona, Spain. They take in the sights of Las Ramblas, visit buildings (and a dragon!) designed by Antoni Gaudi, and sample the local tapas.

Finally, it’s off to Beijing, China. Hide and seek anyone? How about playing “hide and seek” on the Great Wall of China? Then, it’s off to The Summer Palace. Don’t forget about the food. Harry gets his first bite of “sweet ears.”  He feels much better after finding out they’re not real ears. Zàijiàn to China for now.

Purchase your copy today!


Then, it’s back to Europe…

THE ADVENTURES OF BELLA & HARRY, VOLUME 4: Let’s Visit Edinburgh!Let’s Visit Rome!Let’s Visit Berlin! by Lisa Manzione

Read by Gabrielle de Cuir

First stop: Edinburgh, Scotland. Dressing in the family plaid, Bella and Harry walk through the Royal Mile, visit Loch Ness in hopes of seeing Nessie the monster, and visit castles galore before stopping for a bite of Dundee cake.

Harry gets in touch with his inner gladiator when he and Bella visit the ancient city of Rome, Italy. They visit the Colosseum, of course and Harry takes a swim in the famous Trevi fountain. After enjoying some antipasto and spaghetti, it’s back up the Spanish steps to their hotel for a rest. Buona notte! Sweet dreams.

This European tour concludes with Berlin, Germany. It’s through the Brandenburg Gate for Bella and Harry. They have to make sure they have a snack first.  Bratwurst anyone? How about some Schnitzel Holstein? Yum. Now, they’re ready for the big day ahead of them. The Berlin Wall, Museum Island, and the Charlottenburg Palace. Oh my! They hate to say auf wiedersehen, but we have much more to see.

Purchase your copy today!


THE ADVENTURES OF BELLA & HARRY, VOLUME 5: Let’s Visit Istanbul!Let’s Visit Jerusalem!Let’s Visit Vancouver! by Lisa Manzione

Read by Gabrielle de Cuir

Merhaba! Our travels begin in the exotic city of Istanbul. After a ferry ride on the Bosphorus River, they stop for a Turkish breakfast in Ortakoy, featuring some of Harry’s favorite foods. What foods aren’t Harry’s favorites? They visit the palaces of the sultans, gaze upon some of the great mosques of the world, and shop in the Grand Bazaar, where Harry hopes to find a magic flying carpet.

Mazel Tov! Next, it’s the holy city of Jerusalem for those lucky Chihuahuas.  Bella and Harry pack up their hats and are off to the Middle East. There, they take the cable car up to Masada, swim (actually, float) in the Dead Sea, and Harry learns about the “Old City” of Jerusalem. A traditional Israeli dinner is a great way to end the visit. Shalom!

Next, it’s North America. (Wow! These puppies really get around.) Get those snowboards out because Bella and Harry are off to Vancouver, Canada. Harry learns what an ecosystem is on the Treetops Adventure. Then, it’s a lesson in  totem poles. And don’t forget the snack…pancakes with real maple syrup, of course. Hopefully, Bella and Harry didn’t forget their loonie or toonie so they can pay for that syrup!

Purchase your copy today!


THE ADVENTURES OF BELLA & HARRY, VOLUME 6: Let’s Visit Dublin!Let’s Visit Maui!Let’s Visit Saint Petersburg! by Lisa Manzione

Read by Gabrielle de Cuir

First stop is Dublin, Ireland. Bella & Harry visit sites such as Trinity College Library, Blarney Castle and the Cliffs of Moher. To Harry’s delight, they also visit Giant’s Causeway (where he hopes to see a real giant) and the National Leprechaun museum. They also sample some local cuisine such as Irish stew and soda bread. (Yummy!)

Next on the itinerary is Maui in the Hawaiian Islands. Get out those hula skirts. Bella & Harry “hang ten” while surfing in Wailea, visit Haleakala, take a helicopter ride, and visit a black sand beach. At a luau, they get to eat some authentic Hawaiian dishes such as poi and lomi lomi salmon and watch a Samoa Fire Knife dance.

Their final destination is St. Petersburg, Russia. Bella & Harry visit the awe-inspiring Grand Palace of Tsar Peter the Great, ride a hydrofoil in the Gulf of Finland, take in some of the world’s great art treasures at the State Hermitage Museum, and Bella gets to perform with the Mariinsky Ballet! All those adventures make a puppy hungry. Chicken Kiev, borscht, and a traditional Russian salad (what we would call a potato salad) will take care of that.


Bella & Harry are bilingual! (Only fitting for these adventurous, curious, and intelligent pups, don’t you think?)

LAS ADVENTURES DE BELLA & HARRY, VOLUME 7: ¡Visitemos París!¡Visitemos Londres!¡Visitemos Barcelona!¡Navidades en La Ciudad de Nueva York! by Lisa Manzione

Read by Roxanne Coyne Hernandez; Directed by Gabrielle de Cuir

Gabrielle was pleased to invite Roxanne Coyne Hernandez to narrate 4 Bella & Harry titles — Paris, London, Barcelona and Christmas in New York City — in Spanish!

That’s all for now.  Until next time, it’s good-bye from Bella-Boo and Harry too!


Ready to join Bella & Harry on their next adventures? All seven Bella and Harry audiobooks are available for purchase on downpour.com!

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