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Teodora has always longed to visit Venice, and at last she has her chance. But strange and sinister things are afoot in the beautiful floating city. Teo is quickly subsumed into a secret world in which salty-tongued mermaids run subversive printing presses, ghosts good and bad patrol the streets, statues speak, rats read, and librarians fluidly turn into cats. And where a book, The Key to the Secret City, leads Teo straight into the heart of the danger that threatens to destroy the city to which she feels she belongs. An ancient proverb seems to unite Teo with a Venetian boy, Renzo, and with the Traitor who has returned from the dark past to wreak revenge. . . . But who is the Undrowned Child destined to save Venice?

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About the Author

MICHELLE LOVRIC has written three novels for adults and is active in the literary world, running writing workshops and writing reviews and travel features. The author divides her time between Venice and London. This is her first book for young people.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375865978
Author:
Lovric, Michelle
Publisher:
Yearling Books
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Publication Date:
20120831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
7.69 x 5.2 x 1.15 in 0.68 lb
Age Level:
from 10

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