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Stravaganza : city of flowers

by Hoffman, Mary, 1945-

Format: Print Book 2005
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
Available (3)
Location Collection Call #
CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Fiction Collection j Fic Hoffman,
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
Collection  Children's Fiction Collection
Call Number  j Fic Hoffman,
Crafton Public Library Young Adult - Fiction YA F HOFFMAN 2005
Location  Crafton Public Library
Collection  Young Adult - Fiction
Call Number  YA F HOFFMAN 2005
Shaler North Hills Library Young Adult Fiction YA HOF
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Young Adult Fiction
Call Number  YA HOF

The latest story in the Stravaganza series unravels amid ever-more-dangerous politics and intrigue. Sky, a new Stravagante, is whisked away from his dreary life in London to Giglia, the Talian version of Florence. Featuring favorite characters from the first two titles in the series, including Georgia and Falco, as well as a host of exciting new characters, this breathtaking adventure will not disappoint.

But beware-in the beautiful City of Flowers, much that seems beautiful is in fact poisonous...

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 7-10. This sequel to Stravaganza: City of Masks 0 (2002) and Stravaganza: City of Stars 0 (2003) introduces Sky, a 17-year-old-old biracial boy who takes care of his ailing mother. Like the young people in the previous books, Sky finds a talisman and travels from modern London to sixteenth-century Talia, an alternate-history Italy. Sky befriends a monk and soon finds himself in the midst of political intrigue and mortal danger. With many characters from the earlier books converging for a quadruple marriage ceremony involving members of the ruling di Chimici (Medici) family, the cast becomes so large that a helpful three-page list of "Dramatis Personae" is appended, along with a detailed note on the Medici/di Chimici connection. Although Hoffman writes well, keeping the many strands of story tightly woven and managing the shifts of time and place with ease, the explanatory references slow the story's movement, especially in the beginning. Still, Sky emerges as an engaging character, and the series' many fans will welcome this opportunity to revisit Talia through his involving story. --Carolyn Phelan Copyright 2005 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Stravaganza: City of Flowers by Mary Hoffman wraps up the trilogy begun with City of Masks (about which PW said, "The Renaissance backdrop [and Venetian-style city] set an elegant mood for the time-travel toggling"). Here, a small blue glass bottle (another talisman of the Stravaganti) sends teenage Sky, whose mother is suffering from an illness, back to Giglia (the City of Flowers) in Talia-he even meets Lucien Mulholland from the launch title. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series Stravaganza.
#1 - City of masks
#2 - City of stars
#3 - City of flowers
Subjects Space and time -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Bloomsbury :2005
Distributed to the trade by Holtzbrinck,
Edition 1st U.S. ed.
Other Titles City of flowers
Language English
Description 489 pages ; 21 cm.
ISBN 1582348871
9781582347493 (pbk.)
1582347492 (pbk.)
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