The Angel of Venice by Mary Hoffman
  

The Angel of Venice

Written by Mary Hoffman

13+ readers   Super-readable Dyslexia-friendly   YA readers   
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Interest Age Teen Reading Age 8+ It's the 16th century and young Luca works in the shipyards of Venice but is a dreamer. When he gets the chance to board The Angel and set sail, he finds life at sea thrilling but he soon realises he needs his wits about him to survive the terrible battle that lies ahead. Transporting the reader into this harrowing and moving historical adventure set against the backdrop of the last great sea battle - the Battle of Lepanto in 1571 - ever fought in the Mediterranean, Mary Hooper gives you the feeling of actually being there with Luca as he continues to dream about his life whilst his life in turn hangs in the balance.

Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 12+

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The Angel of Venice by Mary Hoffman

It is 1571 and Venice's colonies in Cyprus are under threat. The forces of the Holy League sail to meet the Ottoman Empire in the Mediterranean. On board the ship The Angel of Venice is young Venetian boy Luca, torn between the excitement of the sea and precious ties at home.

Mary Hoffman makes her Barrington Stoke teen debut with this thrilling adventure story set during an exciting period of Italian history.

Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 12+

About the Author

Mary Hoffman

Mary Hoffman has written over 100 books for children. Amazing Grace, commended for the Kate Greenaway medal, and its sequels has sold over 1.5 million copies. As well as the successful Stravaganza sequence of teenage novels, translated into over thirty languages, The Great Big Books series of information books for younger readers, illustrated by Ros Asquith has done very well. The first, The Great Big Book of Families, won the inaugural SLA Information Book Award in the under 7s category.

Mary loves to write historical fiction and her books for Bloomsbury - The Falconer’s Knot, Troubadour and David - have been followed by Shakespeare’s Ghost and now The Ravenmaster’s Boy. She runs a widely-read blog called The History Girls: http://the-history-girls.blogspot.com

Mary is an Honorary Fellow of the Library Association (CILIP) and lives in Oxfordshire.

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Format

Paperback
88 pages
Interest Age: From 12 to 14 years

Author

Mary Hoffman
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Author's Website

www.maryhoffman.co.uk

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Publisher

Barrington Stoke Ltd

Publication date

1st August 2014

ISBN

9781781124024

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