The Second Mrs. Giaconda

The Second Mrs. Giaconda

by E. L. Konigsburg
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The Second Mrs. Giaconda by E. L. Konigsburg

THE GREATEST ARTIST OF HIS TIME
AN APPRENTICE WITH A LARCENOUS HEART AND AN AVERSION TO THE TRUTH
A YOUNG DUTCHESS WHOSE PLAIN FACE BELIES HER BEAUTIFUL SOUL

Could the complex ways these three lives intertwine hold the key to a historical riddle as enigmatic as the Mona Lisa's smile — why Leonardo da Vinci devoted three years to a painting of the second wife of an unimportant merchant when all the nobles of Europe were begging for a portrait by his hand?
Only a master storyteller like two-time Newberry Medal-winner E.L. Konigsburg could create such an intriguing answer to the puzzle behind the most famous painting of all time.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416903420
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 06/28/2005
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 557,531
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

E.L. Konigsburg is the only author to have won the Newbery Medal and a Newbery Honor in the same year. In 1968, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler won the Newbery Medal and Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth was named a Newbery Honor Book. Almost thirty years later she won the Newbery Medal once again for The View from Saturday. Among her other acclaimed books are Silent to the Bone, The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place, and The Mysterious Edge of the Heroic World.

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Second Mrs. Giaconda 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just started reading, The Second Mrs. Giaconda. It is very good so far. E.L. Konigsburg is a great author. If you are looking for a book to read, and you are interested in art, you should deffintly read this book. The Second Mrs. Giaconda is about why Leonardo da Vinci devoted three years to a painting of the second wife of an unimportant merchant, when all the famous nobles of Europe were begging Leonardo da Vinci to paint pictures for them. Don't think this is just a book of facts and is very boring! This book is an actual story and it is very interesting. Once you end a chapter, you want to keep reading more. E.L. Konigsburg has a very unique style of writing that makes you want to read her books. I love all the books that she has written. Although, this one is one of my favorites. I really recomend you to read this book.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This Book has a great meaning if you want to read something with an adventure. C'mon, Let's read what we havn't discovered YEt!
Guest More than 1 year ago
i gues it was good book. i still didnt get to finish it but, its ok. i also thought itwas going to be like the davinci code and i actually bought it!! well, at least i have another book?!!?
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book kept me into the book the whole time I was reading it. It is very suspenceful. I really liked the way this Author writes. E.L. Konigsburg is one of my favorite authors! I would also encourage you to look at some of the other books Konigsburg wrote. They are awesome!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The the book all comes together
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I first read this book for school in 7th grade and it has been one of my favorites ever since. I loved this story. This book is enjoyable for all ages and well written. I enjoy seeing a more human side to Leonardo in a way that does not involve conspiracy theory. I found the book delightful, and after so much speculation in the media about Leonardo and the identity of Mona Lisa this book was a breath of fresh air that makes a lot of sense if you do your research. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in art or history.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this book thinking that it might be something similar to 'The Da Vinci Code' However it turned out to be VERY BORING! I had to force myself to read it! Has absolutely NO action or ANYTHING in it! Thought that I would enjoy it since I loved 'Silent To The Bone' which was also written by Konigsburg.