City of Ships

City of Ships

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Set in Classe (Ravenna in our world), 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? A thrilling story packed with action, pirates and drama.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 28mm | 240.4g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0747592535
  • 9780747592532
  • 91,856

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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 Praise for City of Ships: 'The narrative brims with breathtaking twists and turns. The descriptions of Talia are outstanding' School Librarian
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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 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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2,261 ratings
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5 34% (759)
4 39% (886)
3 23% (509)
2 4% (93)
1 1% (14)
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