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Stravaganza : city of ships

by Hoffman, Mary, 1945-

Format: Print Book 2010
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Location Collection Call #
Crafton Public Library Young Adult - Fiction YA F HOFFMAN 2010 CRAFTON 12/10
Location  Crafton Public Library
 
Collection  Young Adult - Fiction
 
Call Number  YA F HOFFMAN 2010 CRAFTON 12/10
 
 
Summary

The new installment in the critically acclaimed Stravaganza series transports readers to a world much like our own - but where magic and piracy come to life in the Italian town of Classe.
The Stravagante is Isabel, a younger twin by a matter of minutes. Her talisman is a pouch of silver mosaic tiles and she stravagates to Classe, where she is met by Flavia, a successful female merchant who trades spices, silks, tapestries, and whose son is an outcast and a pirate. Isabel finds that Classe and Bellezza are under threat from attack by the fierce Gate people. What can she do to help save the city? This is a thrilling story packed with action, pirates and drama.


Fans of fantasy and historical fiction alike who have flocked to the Stravaganza series will welcome this action-packed adventure, which can be read alone or as a companion to the previous novels.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Living in the shadow of her twin brother, Isabel begins to visit Talia, an alternate-reality, sixteenth-century Italy. Now a stravagante, one of several secret time travelers at her London school, she grows in self-confidence and independence. Still, she wonders how to save her Talian city as enemies approach from sea and land. Each novel in the beautifully conceived Stravaganza series increases the complex network of characters, places, connections, and intrigues. Although the continuing stories of characters from the previous books sometimes slow the momentum building in Isabel's tale, they also increase the richness of this compelling fantasy world.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Stravaganza series
Subjects Space and time -- Juvenile fiction.
Renaissance -- Italy -- Juvenile fiction.
Adventure stories.
Twins -- Juvenile fiction.
Brothers and sisters -- Juvenile fiction.
Self-confidence -- Juvenile fiction.
Space and time -- Fiction.
Renaissance -- Italy -- Fiction.
Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction.
Twins -- Fiction.
Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.
Self-confidence -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Bloomsbury,2010
Edition 1st U.S. ed.
Other Titles City of ships
Language English
Description 356 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm.
ISBN 9781599904917 (hardcover)
1599904918 (hardcover)
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