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Stravaganza City of Secrets By Mary Hoffman

Stravaganza City of Secrets by Mary Hoffman

Condition - Very Good
$13,69
5 in stock

Summary

Matt is dyslexic and extremely intelligent. When he is unexpectedly transported to the Scriptorium of Padavia (real-life Padua) University, he discovers he is a Stravagante who can travel through time using his talisman, a leather-bound book.

Stravaganza City of Secrets Summary

Stravaganza City of Secrets by Mary Hoffman

When Matt is unexpectedly transported to the Scriptorium of Padavia (real-life Padua) University, he discovers he is a Stravagante who can travel through time using his talisman, a leather-bound book. Together with Luciano, now studying at the University, and Arianna, in disguise as a boy, he must fight the dangerous di Chimici clan who are on the verge of making a terrifying breakthrough into our world. A breathtaking and thrilling novel that will delight all Stravaganza fans.

Stravaganza City of Secrets Reviews

'City of Masks is a poignant, touching and exciting novel ... without doubt a masterwork of contemporary children's literature' Edgardo Zaghini, Booktrust City of Stars: 'A fabulous story of power, intrigue and flying horses. This is story-telling at its best' Bookseller Of City of Flowers: 'I was barely allowed to finish it before my god-daughter snatched it away with breathless anticipation. "It's so real!" she drooled' Independent 'An absolute triumph. Writing like this makes a parallel situation appear in the mind as more real than reality itself' School Librarian

About Mary Hoffman

Mary Hoffman is an acclaimed children's author and critic. She is the author of the internationally bestselling picture book Amazing Grace. Her first three novels for Bloomsbury in the Stravaganza series have also been bestsellers. She is a complete aficionado of Italy, and her latest novel, The Falconer's Knot, short-listed for The Guardian Fiction Award, is also set there. Mary is the editor of Armadillo, a children's literature review magazine. She has three grown-up children and lives with her husband in West Oxfordshire.

Additional information

GOR001693469
Stravaganza City of Secrets by Mary Hoffman
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2008-07-07
400
0747592500
9780747592501
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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