Stravaganza : city of stars
Source:Bloomsbury : distributed by Holtzbrinck Publishers, New York, p.457 (2005)
Call Number:Cubb Curr PR6058 .O34455 S77 2005
Keywords:Friendship--Fiction, Friendship--Juvenile fiction, Horses--Fiction, Horses--Juvenile fiction, Self-confidence--Fiction, Self-confidence--Juvenile fiction, Space and time--Fiction, Space and time--Juvenile fiction, Stepfamilies--Fiction, Stepfamilies--Juvenile fiction
Contents: Flying horse -- Families -- New stravagante -- City divided -- Ghost -- Shadow of doubt -- Youngest son -- Harp plays in Santa Fina -- Manoush -- Written in the stars -- Luciano's story -- Sound of drums -- Circle of cards -- Courtship -- Wings -- Ghost in the palace -- First flight -- Translation -- Rivals -- Dirt goes down -- Flying colours -- Go and return a winner -- Star riders -- Ram on fire -- Nets of gold shadow falls -- Epilogue: Thirteenth rider -- Note on the stellata and the palio -- di Chimici family tree.; Summary: Fifteen-year-old Georgia, who loves horses as much as she hates her bullying stepbrother, buys a figurine of a winged horse and finds it has magical powers that transport her from present-day London to the sixteenth-century world of Talia where, in the city of Remora, similar to Sienna, Italy, she finds danger and intrigue as well as friendship and a chance to perfect her riding skills.
Lexile measure 890; Book level 6.1; Ages 11 and up g.7-10