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by Mary Hoffman

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Author:
Mary Hoffman
ISBN13:
978-0747562191
ISBN:
0747562199
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Publisher:
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (July 21, 2003)
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1796 kb
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1343 kb
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Rating:
4.7
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930

Hoffman explains in her notes that there is no Protestant Reformation in her parallel world, because Mary I, Elizabeth I, and Edward VII were all the children of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon (!!!). Interesting, considering Catherine was well past childbearing years when Elizabeth was born and dead by the time Edward was.

the stravaganza sequence. Stravaganza: City of Masks. He even brought library books into the bedroom and read to him, because Lucien didn’t have the strength to hold a book in his hands. Stravaganza: City of Flowers. Stravaganza: City of Secrets. Stravaganza: City of Ships. For Rhiannon, a true citizen of Bellezza. Every time I describe a city, I am saying something about Venice. Books that he knew already, like The Hobbit and Tom’s Midnight Garden, were followed by ones that Dad remembered from his boyhood and youth, like Moonfleet and the James Bond novels.

Grade 7 Up-Mary Hoffman's beautifully constructed novel (Bloomsbury, 2002) tells of a 21st century British teenager, Lucien, suffering from both cancer and the modern medical treatments for it, who finds that he can slip through space and time to a 16th century city that is a kind of shadow of the historical Venice.

Hoffman continues the story in the following books. Yes, the stories are all different, but she still manages to connect them in one way or another. It makes reading them that much more enjoyable.

Stravaganza: City of Masks. The city of Bellezza (Venice in our world) is astonishingly evoked, with a filmic eye to detail, from the sensuousness of silks and velvets, to the thrill and danger of assassination attempts both and foiled and successful

Stravaganza: City of Masks. The city of Bellezza (Venice in our world) is astonishingly evoked, with a filmic eye to detail, from the sensuousness of silks and velvets, to the thrill and danger of assassination attempts both and foiled and successful. The world of Talia is unforgettably and convincingly real. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

Stravaganza - Mary Hoffman. But for a moment, with her back to the throng of Senators and Councillors, she removed her mask and rubbed her hand over her tired eyes. Then she caught sight of her reflection in the long window. She regarded it with satisfaction.

At the beginning of the book Stravaganza: City of Masks, Lucien is being treated for a malignant brain tumour and is. .

At the beginning of the book Stravaganza: City of Masks, Lucien is being treated for a malignant brain tumour and is receiving chemotherapy. In Talia, where he stravagates to the beautiful city of Bellezza, Lucien becomes Luciano, the handsome young apprentice of the scholar, Senator and magician Rodolfo. He meets Arianna and learns his way about the city, before being plunged into a series of dangerous adventures involving assassins, political intrigues and the secret of stravagation itself.

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Lucien is very sick with cancer and struggles with his parents' worry every day. But each night, through a magical gift. Books related to Stravaganza City of Masks.

Set in a parallel world, in an Italy that in this world is called Talia and in a Venice that in this world is called Bellezza, the narrative follows Lucien, who in this world is ill with cancer. Given a marbled notebook to help him communicate when his throat hurts too much to speak, this notebook is the means that transports Lucien to this magical, dangerous new world - a world which is set in the C16, and thrills to the delight of political intrigue, including assassination attempts both foiled and successful. The parallel Venice is astonishingly evoked, with the silks and velvets, the sensuousness of the food and the elegance of the city and its waterways all beautifully and powerfully described. The world of Talia is unforgettably and convincingly real.
  • Please understand that all my reviews focus on the interests of my middle school students.

    I have had the second book of this series in my in-class library for years but only recently had the money to complete the series. That led me to finally reading the first book.

    Wow. What a read! Kids will love it when they try it. A plot that is easy to follow but still twists and turns and surprises! A fully realized alternate reality that is impressively real. A hero that is vulnerable but brave. A remarkably eloquent treatment of a teenager who is battling cancer. A heroine who is fiesty and independent in a male-dominated soceity.

    This is the kind of book that as a reading teacher I long for: a book the whole family can read and enjoy together. I love it when my kids and their parents are reading the same book.

    I will warn you of one thing: if you are a parent, the ending will move you. I don't think that gives anything away, at least not anything for which the foreshadowing in the book does not prepare you. Recommended to grown-ups and kids alike.

  • I read this book years ago when I was a freshman in high school. Now, I'm a 19 year old history major, and I still keep an eye out for any new installments in the series. It's a wonderful read, and a very intersting story line. I'm a big historical fiction lover, and I adore the fact that this book combines history with fantasy and real life. It's fabulous. Hoffman continues the story in the following books. Yes, the stories are all different, but she still manages to connect them in one way or another. It makes reading them that much more enjoyable. Arianna and Luciano make you want to enter Bellezza as well, combined with the author's description and the walks that her two main characters take. In a way, the reader can find some type of connection with each character. I HIGHLY suggest and recommend that you read this book if you like history and fantasy. There's a good balance of both without the fantasy being too overwhelming and overpowering.

  • an awesome young adult book. One of my favorites. I read this 10 years ago, and it has stuck with me -- to me that is the mark of a good book.

  • This whole series is great... It's not a super complicated plot line, but I find the characters easy to relate to. I love the time transition from modern to historical and the parallels between them. I'm not a big historical buff, but even I found the historical content interesting because it was relevant to the story... not an indulgence of the author. I highly recommend this whole series to anyone who loves time travels or fantasy book.

  • The series 'Stravaganza' is fresh and unique. I really felt for the characters and could visualize the settings. City of Masks is entertaining and exciting. I couldn't put it down. I loved all the characters and the unique settings. I finished the first book wanting more.

  • My favorite saga growing up. It was great to introduce it to my niece.

  • Product labeled used book was exactly as described. Shipped on time. This book was one I liked when I was a kid so I thought I would pick it up and read it again when I get the chance.

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