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The Italian Renaissance was a cultural explosion of art, architecture and learning, but it had a darker side. Two powerful families, the tyrannical Medici and their biggest rivals, the Pazzi, are tangled in a bloody struggle for ultimate power. Caught in the whirlwind is Flora, the last daughter of the Pazzi.

As her beautiful older sister is being painted by the famed artist Botticelli, Flora is dreading her fate. Destined for life in a convent, Flora is determined to take matters into her own hands, even as her world crumbles around her. When Flora decides to run away, she has no idea that the decision will save her life. As her family falls to their murderous enemy, Flora must find a new life and a new identity.

Inspired by actual events, Primavera is a dazzling coming of age story set during a time of beauty and wealth, ambition, rivalry and brutality. Historical art references to Boticelli and his famous painting, La Primavera, give this book an appeal similar to Girl with a Pearl Earring.

Synopsis:

In the midst of the Italian Renaissance, two powerful families are tangled in a bloody struggle for ultimate power, and Flora Pazzi is caught in the whirlwind. As her beautiful older sister is being painted by the famed artist Botticelli, Flora decides to escape life in a convent by masquerading as a boy.

About the Author

Mary Jane Beaufrand lives in Seattle, WA with her husband, two children and a stubborn basset hound. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from Bennington College. Primavera is her debut novel.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780316016452
Author:
Beaufrand, Mary
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Author:
Beaufrand, Mary Jane
Subject:
Historical - Renaissance
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - History
Subject:
Italy History 16th century.
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-Renaissance
Subject:
Historical - General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20090331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7 up to 17
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.10x5.40x.80 in. .52 lbs.
Age Level:
12-17

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