Mary Hoffman Stravaganza: City of Ships

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Stravaganza: City of Ships

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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.

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Mary Hoffman is an acclaimed children's author and critic. She is the author of the internationally bestselling picture book Amazing Grace. Her Stravaganza sequence for Bloomsbury has its own fan forum and the latest, Stravaganza - City of Secrets, was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal. The Falconer's Knot was shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Award. She has three grown-up children and lives with her husband in West Oxfordshire.

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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. Grades 6-10. --Carolyn Phelan

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