Stravaganza: City of Secrets by Mary Hoffman
  

Stravaganza: City of Secrets

Written by Mary Hoffman
Part of the Stravaganza Series

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A breathtaking and thrilling part contemporary, part historical novel set in England and in Italy that’s full of intrigue, adventure, magic and excitement. The plot is poignant and touching and the characters richly hewed and the vivid and suspenseful time travel provides a wonderful backdrop for the many adventures that ensue.

Below is a list of the Stavaganza series books to date in order of publication. Just click on a title to find out more.

1) City of Masks

4) City of Secrets
5) City of Ships
6) City of Swords

Synopsis

Stravaganza: City of Secrets by Mary Hoffman

Matt is dyslexic and extremely intelligent. When he is unexpectedly transported to the Scriptorium of Padavia (real-life Padua) University, he discovers he is a Stravagante who can travel through time using his talisman, a leather-bound book.

To find out more about Stravaganza, visit the series website by clicking here or visit author Mary Hoffman's own website by clicking here.

Reviews

'City of Masks is a poignant, touching and exciting novel ... without doubt a masterwork of contemporary children's literature'

'A fabulous story of power, intrigue and flying horses. This is story-telling at its best'

'I was barely allowed to finish it before my god-daughter snatched it away with breathless anticipation. It's so real! she drooled'

'An absolute triumph. Writing like this makes a parallel situation appear in the mind as more real than reality itself'

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
400 pages

Author

Mary Hoffman
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Author's Website

www.maryhoffman.co.uk

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Publisher

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

Publication date

7th July 2008

ISBN

9780747592501

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