The Undrowned Child

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Delacorte Press, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 442 pages
17 Reviews
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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User Review  - alidevnz - LibraryThing

5 out of 5 reading this as an adult/ 4 out of 5 on behalf of my students. I thought this was brilliant but quite an advanced read for my year 6's. Great for extension. A really well thought out ... Read full review

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User Review  - TPauSilver - LibraryThing

At times when reading this book, particularly in early segment, I felt like I was reading a potted history of Venice with a white-wash of vague urban fantasy to make it more palatable for the younger ... Read full review

Contents

A case of baddened magic
7
A puzzling evening
18
What had happened a few days earlier
27
Too many children are sick in Venice
35
What Teodora had remembered just before
55
Life as a ghost
68
PedrotheCrimp and
83
7
95
A long bitter grudge
133
To the Bone Orchard
149
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An appointment
99

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About the author (2009)

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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