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Stravaganza : city of stars

Publication Type:

Book

Authors:

Hoffman,Mary

Source:

Bloomsbury : distributed by Holtzbrinck Publishers, New York, p.457 (2005)

Call Number:

Cubb Curr PR6058 .O34455 S77 2005

URL:

http://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/10262351

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

Abstract:

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.

Publication Language:

eng

Notes:

Lexile measure 890; Book level 6.1; Ages 11 and up g.7-10