Stravaganza City of Stars
By Mary Hoffman
(Bloomsbury USA Childrens, Hardcover, 9781582348391, 300pp.)
Publication Date: October 1, 2003
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Georgia is an ordinary girl, living in London with her mother, stepfather and bully of a stepbrother and coping with the difficulties of growing up. But all that changes when she buys a tiny figurine in the form of a winged horse and suddenly finds herself swept up into the world of the Stravagante. Her talisman, the figurine, transports her to Remora the Talian parallel to Siena, Italy. There she meets Lucien, the Stravagante we first met in City of Masks and many other fascinating people who are in the midst of preparing for the Stellata, the city's annual horse race. Intrigue, romance, and the rare appearance of a true winged horse ensure an exciting adventure to rival the first in this captivating series.
Mary Hoffman is the author of Amazing Grace and other wonderful books for children. The Stravaganza series is an exciting new direction for her acclaimed writing.