Stravaganza: City of Ships
by Mary Hoffman
Cover Artist: Larry Rostant
Bloomsbury USA Children's Books Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9781599904917
Date: 22 June 2010 List Price $17.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Product Description: The new installment in the critically acclaimed Stravaganza series transports readers to a world much like our own - but where magic and piracy come to life in the Italian town of Classe.
The Stravagante is Isabel, a younger twin by a matter of minutes. Her talisman is a pouch of silver mosaic tiles and she stravagates to Classe, where she is met by Flavia, a successful female merchant who trades spices, silks, tapestries, and whose son is an outcast and a pirate. Isabel finds that Classe and Bellezza are under threat from attack by the fierce Gate people. What can she do to help save the city? This is a thrilling story packed with action, pirates and drama.
(Source: Bloomsbury USA Children's Books)