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Da Vinci's Tiger by L. M. Elliott
  

Da Vinci's Tiger

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Synopsis

Da Vinci's Tiger by L. M. Elliott

For fans of rich and complex historical novels like Girl with a Pearl Earring or Code Name Verity, New York Times bestselling author Laura Malone Elliott delivers the stunning tale of real-life Renaissance woman Ginevra de' Benci, captured forever in Leonardo's first portrait-a painting that broke convention and established the master as a force of artistic honesty. Though rich in beauty, wit, and talent, Ginevra is trapped in an arranged marriage, expected to limit her creativity to household duties. When charismatic Venetian ambassador Bernardo Bembo chooses the teenage poetess as his Platonic muse, he commissions Ginevra's portrait by a young Leonardo da Vinci. Posing for the brilliant painter helps Ginevra find her own artistic voice and inspires a captivating intimacy between them. But the pair is soon caught up in a deadly battle between the powerful Medici family and its rivals.

Reviews

An exquisitely detailed story of the passionate relationship between artist and muse, whose spirited yet gentle Renaissance heroine put me in awe of just how far women have had to come in 500 years. Beautifully painted. -- Elizabeth Wein, Michael L. Printz Honor winner and New York Times bestselling author of Code Name Verity Elliott's novel is thoroughly researched, portraying three-dimensional characters in a lively atmosphere of love and art. Renaissance Florence breathes through this book, bringing readers to a fuller understanding of the portrait, the era, and an indomitable young woman. -- Publishers Weekly (starred review) Rich in historical detail... fans of historical fiction will find Italy's Renaissance fascinating. -- Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) Elliott meticulously researched the 15th century to bring alive the affluence, art, and clothing Florence was known for. In many ways, this intriguing novel is a feminist piece. Add this gem to round-out collections skewed toward 20th century history. -- School Library Journal [T]he independent female narrator and the richly drawn portrait of Italian culture will attract history buffs and artists alike to this story behind da Vinci's first-known painting. -- Booklist

About the Author

L. M. Elliott is the New York Times bestselling author of Da Vinci's Tiger; Under a War-Torn Sky; A Troubled Peace; Across a War-Tossed Sea; Annie, Between the States; Give Me Liberty; Flying South; and Hamilton and Peggy! She lives in Virginia with her family. You can visit her online at www.lmelliott.com.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
320 pages

Author

L. M. Elliott
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Publisher

Katherine Tegen Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers Inc

Publication date

5th September 2017

ISBN

9780060744267


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