David (Hardcover)

By Mary Hoffman

Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books, 9781599907000, 260pp.

Publication Date: October 11, 2011



Michelangelo's statue, "David," is famous around the world. Millions flock to Italy every year to admire the physical perfection of the young man captured within the marble. But the identity of the model has never been known . . . until now.

In this epic tale, acclaimed author Mary Hoffman imagines the story of Gabriele, a naive but incredibly handsome young man who is hired as Michelangelo's model, only to find himself drawn into a world of spies, political treachery, and murder. Set against the vibrant backdrop of Florence in its most turbulent times, this rich, colorful, thrilling tale gives life to one of the world's greatest masterpieces.

About the Author

MARY HOFFMAN is an acclaimed children's writer and critic. Her Stravaganza books have inspired FanFiction; her historical novels also include The Falconer's Knot and Troubadour. www.maryhoffman.co.uk