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Stravaganza : city of stars

by Hoffman, Mary, 1945-

Format: Print Book 2003
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
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Crafton Public Library Young Adult - Fiction YA F HOFFMAN 2003
Location  Crafton Public Library
 
Collection  Young Adult - Fiction
 
Call Number  YA F HOFFMAN 2003
 
 
Shaler North Hills Library Young Adult Fiction YA HOF
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
 
Collection  Young Adult Fiction
 
Call Number  YA HOF
 
 
Summary
Everyday Lifeintroduces children to the vibrant world created by Shanghai's Jinshan artists. From a watermelon harvest to an autumn festival to a child's winter game, vivid, friendly peasant art brings everyday life in rural China into our lives. Simple, rhythmic poems, presented in English, Simplified Chinese, and Pinyin, beautifully accent each painting.Everyday Life'scolorful, bustling illustrations will capture a child's imagination, while descriptive bilingual text invites English and Chinese readers to enjoy the sweetness of each page.ThingsAsian Kids presents a series of books introducing children to the beauty and wonder of Asia. Other ThingsAsian Kids books includeMy Mom is a Dragon and My Dad is a Boar, a whimsical introduction to Chinese paper cut art and the lunar calendar animals;Hiss! Pop! Boom! Celebrating Chinese New Year; andH is for Hong Kong, an international twist on the classic primer, featuring a lovely, hand-tinted cyanotype photograph.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 6-10. Cruelly teased and tormented by her older stepbrother, Georgia feels trapped in an impossible family situation, with horseback riding as her only escape. After she buys a small statue of a winged horse, she discovers that it is a talisman with the power to transport her through space and time from modern London to Talia, a sixteenth-century, alternative Italy. Georgia first appears to Cesare, son of a horse master in Remora (Sienna), where he has recently witnessed the miraculous birth of a flying horse, a good omen. Still, there's trouble ahead for Cesare in Remora and for Georgia in both worlds, now that she has become one of the Stravaganti, time travelers between London and Talia. Readers of the Stravanganza: City of Masks (2002) will be pleased that several of the main characters reappear, which develops their stories a bit further while introducing a vivid new setting and an involving narrative focused on Georgia. The lovingly created, richly detailed locales are one of the distinctive pleasures of the series, along with the subtle portrayals of both major and minor characters. In other novels, shifts in point of view and setting often confuse the reader and impede the narrative, but here they propel the story, carrying readers along for an adventurous ride. This leaves readers with the hope of more to come. --Carolyn Phelan Copyright 2003 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Characters travel through space and time, encounter mysterious creatures and more in an assortment of new installments. Of the first book, Stravaganza: City of Masks, PW said, "The Renaissance backdrop [and Venetian-style city] set an elegant mood for the time-travel toggling." This time a miniature model of a winged horse (another talisman of the Stravaganti, a brotherhood of scientists who use talismans to travel between time periods) sends 15-year-old equestrian Georgia to a 16th-century version of Tuscany in Stravaganza: City of Stars by Mary Hoffman. There Georgia gets caught up in the intrigue surrounding the birth of a real winged horse. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series Stravaganza ; II.
#1 - City of masks
#2 - City of stars
#3 - City of flowers
Subjects Space and time -- Fiction.
Stepfamilies -- Fiction.
Horses -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Self-confidence -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Bloomsbury,2003
Edition 1st U.S. ed.
Language English
Notes Sequel to: Stravaganza: city of masks.
Description 457 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm.
ISBN 9781582349824 (pbk.)
1582348391 (hc)
9781582348391 (hc)
1582349827 (pbk.)
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