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City of Ships

City of Ships

Set in Classe, (Ravenna in our world), the stravagante is Isabel, a younger twin by a matter of minutes. Her talisman is a piece of silver mosaic and she stravagates to Classe where she is met by Loredana, a successful female merchant who trades spices, silks, tapestries, and who... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780747592532
Published 1 May 2010 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Hoffman, Mary
Series Stravaganza
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ISBN-13 9780747592532
ISBN-10 0747592535
Stock Available
Status Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication Date 1 May 2010
International Publication Date 1 March 2010
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Hoffman, Mary
Series Stravaganza
Category Fantasy & Magical Realism
Children's and Educational
Number of Pages 368
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 53mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Dewey Code 823.914
Catalogue Code 91472

Description of this Book

Set in Classe, (Ravenna in our world), the stravagante is Isabel, a younger twin by a matter of minutes. Her talisman is a piece of silver mosaic and she stravagates to Classe where she is met by Loredana, a successful female merchant who trades spices, silks, tapestries, and whose soon is an outcast and a pirate. Isabel finds that Classes and Bellezza are under threat from attack by the fierce Gate people. What can she do to help save the city?...A thrilling story packed with action, pirates and drama.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Praise for 'City of Masks': 'A poignant, touching and exciting novel ... without doubt a masterwork of contemporary children's literature' Edgardo Zaghini, Booktrust Praise for 'City of Stars': 'A fabulous story of power, intrigue and flying horses. This is story-telling at its best' The Bookseller Praise for '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 Praise for 'City of Secrets': 'An absolute triumph. Writing like this makes a parallel situation appear in the mind as more real than reality itself' School Librarian
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 5 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

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 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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