City of Ships (Stravaganza Series #5)

City of Ships (Stravaganza Series #5)

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by Mary Hoffman
     
 

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The new installment in the critically acclaimed Stravaganza series transports readers to a world much like our own - but where magic and piracy come to life in the Italian town of Classe.

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

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The new installment in the critically acclaimed Stravaganza series transports readers to a world much like our own - but where magic and piracy come to life in the Italian town of Classe.

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? This is a thrilling story packed with action, pirates and drama.

Fans of fantasy and historical fiction alike who have flocked to the Stravaganza series will welcome this action-packed adventure, which can be read alone or as a companion to the previous novels.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781599904917
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
06/22/2010
Series:
Stravaganza Series, #5
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
1,196,972
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.30(d)
Lexile:
800L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 Years

Meet the Author

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 the latest, 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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City of Ships 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great series. I think a lot of people would like the chance to go back in time and know what it would be like.
Brittany Russell More than 1 year ago
i love the emtire series. yeah, the quotes kinda mess me up, but thats cuz im not from England. it doesnt mess up the plot though, and its very unique. i luv it!
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Isabel is about to join a secret club called the Stravaganti. The Stravaganti are a group of high school students in London who travel back in time to a place similar to Italy. Each student has a talisman, or an object that the student must hold while sleeping to travel back in time. But this time travel isn't a mysterious vacation - each Stravaganti is called for a certain reason. This time Isabel is called to Classe, the City of Ships. The city is about to have a sea invasion by the Gate People, and the city must prepare for war. Isabel, with the help of the other Stravaganti, must help save the city before it falls into ruin. Mary Hoffman adds a great addition to the STRAVAGANZA series with CITY OF SHIPS. The story is full of twists and turns that keeps the reader enchanted throughout the entire process. This book is highly recommended for anyone who wants to go to another world...even if it is just for only one hour.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like the charachters and the writing is ok
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