Stravaganza City of Secrets

Stravaganza City of Secrets

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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.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 34mm | 258.55g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0747592500
  • 9780747592501
  • 91,068

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'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
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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 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.
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3,424 ratings
3.87 out of 5 stars
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4 38% (1,289)
3 27% (926)
2 6% (190)
1 1% (31)
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