When Matt is unexpectedly transported to the Scriptorium of Padavia (real-life Padua) University, he discovers he is a Stravagante who can travel through time using his talisman, a leather-bound book. Together with Luciano, now studying at the University, and Arianna, in disguise as a boy, he must fight the dangerous di Chimici clan who are on the verge of making a terrifying breakthrough into our world. A breathtaking and thrilling novel that will delight all Stravaganza fans.
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(198mm x 129mm x 26mm)
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Author Biography - Mary Hoffman
Mary Hoffman is an acclaimed children's author and critic. She is the author of the internationally bestselling picture book Amazing Grace. Her first three novels for Bloomsbury in the Stravaganza series have also been bestsellers. She is a complete aficionado of Italy, and her latest novel, The Falconer's Knot, short-listed for The Guardian Fiction Award, is also set there. Mary is the editor of Armadillo, a children's literature review magazine. She has three grown-up children and lives with her husband in West Oxfordshire.