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+

Synopsis

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 around 90 books for children. Amazing Grace, commended for the Kate Greenaway medal, has sold over 1.5 million copies. Its sequel, Grace & Family, was among Junior Education 's Best Books of 1995 and shortlisted for the Sheffield Libraries Book Award 1996. Mary lives in Oxfordshire.

You can read her contributions to The History Girls blog by clicking here.

Mary Hoffman's Ten Things You Didn't Know About Me:



I didn't change my surname when I got married.

When I was a little girl, I wanted to be a garage mechanic.

My husband is half-Indian. His mother was a Parsee, born in Bangalore.

I am learning Italian and would love to have a house in Italy.

I never wear or own anything blue.

Photo by Jess Barber (©Jess Barber)

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Format

Paperback
88 pages

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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