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Stravaganza : city of secrets

by Hoffman, Mary, 1945-

Format: Print Book 2008
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
Available (3)
Location Collection Call #
ACLA Mobile Library Services Teen Collection YA HOFF
Location  ACLA Mobile Library Services
Collection  Teen Collection
Call Number  YA HOFF
Crafton Public Library Young Adult - Fiction YA F HOFFMAN 2008 CRAFTON 12/10
Location  Crafton Public Library
Collection  Young Adult - Fiction
Call Number  YA F HOFFMAN 2008 CRAFTON 12/10
Shaler North Hills Library Young Adult Fiction YA HOF
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Young Adult Fiction
Call Number  YA HOF

The latest installment in the critically acclaimed Stravaganza series begins with Matt, the new Stravagante. Despite having a beautiful and very smart girlfriend, Matt is insecure because he is dyslexic. He discovers that he is capable of traveling between two worlds when a leather-bound book transports him from his home in England to Talia, the parallel-world version of Italy, where he meets a fellow-Stravagante named Luciano-who is hiding from the powerful di Chimici family. Luciano has just killed the head of that family in a duel, and is in grave danger. Banding together, Matt and Luciano must resist the di Chimici family, who are on the verge of making a terrifying breakthrough
into our world.

Beloved by fans of both fantasy and historical fiction, the Stravaganza series is more exciting than ever.

MARY HOFFMAN is the author of the first three Stravaganza books, as well as The Falconer's Knot and the international bestseller, Amazing Grace . Mary has often traveled to research the settings for her many books set in Italy. She has three grown children, and lives with her husband in England.


"Utterly fascinating, this rich, rip-roaring adventure... will no doubt whet readers' appetites for Italian history and culture as well as the next installment." -Booklist starred review , on City of Masks

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Nearly 17 and dyslexic, Matt wonders when he can get his driver's license and how beautiful, bright Ayesha could possibly love a big stupid lunk like him. When unexpectedly transported  to sixteenth-century Talia (an alternate Italy), however, he discovers a more dangerous world of secrets, spies, and revenge. New characters share the spotlight with old friends and enemies in book 4 of the Stravaganza series, making knowledge of the previous books advisable. At times the action seems slow, perhaps impeded by the need for explanations and the large cast of significant characters, but series fans won't want to miss returning to Talia.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2008 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Space and time -- Juvenile fiction.
Renaissance -- Italy -- Juvenile fiction.
Adventure stories.
Dyslexia -- Juvenile fiction.
Self-confidence -- Juvenile fiction.
Space and time -- Fiction.
Renaissance -- Italy -- Fiction.
Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction.
Dyslexia -- Fiction.
Self-confidence -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Bloomsbury :2008
Distributed to the trade by Macmillan,
Edition 1st U.S. ed.
Other Titles City of secrets
Language English
Description 382 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
ISBN 9781599902029 (hardcover)
1599902028 (hardcover)
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