Da Vinci’s Tiger by L. M. Elliott audiobook

Da Vinci’s Tiger

By L. M. Elliott
Read by Elizabeth Wiley

HarperCollins 9780060744243

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781504678063

  • ISBN: 9781504678056

Runtime: 8.10 Hours
Category: Fiction/Historical
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week

For fans of rich and complex historical novels like Girl with a Pearl Earring or Code Name Verity, Laura Malone Elliott delivers the stunning tale of real-life Renaissance woman Ginevra de’ Benci, the inspiration for one of Leonardo da Vinci’s earliest masterpieces.

The young and beautiful daughter of a wealthy family, Ginevra longs to share her poetry and participate in the artistic ferment of Renaissance Florence but is trapped in an arranged marriage in a society dictated by men. The arrival of the charismatic Venetian ambassador, Bernardo Bembo, introduces Ginevra to a dazzling circle of patrons, artists, and philosophers. Bembo chooses Ginevra as his Platonic muse and commissions a portrait of her by a young Leonardo da Vinci. Posing for the brilliant painter inspires an intimate connection between them, one Ginevra only begins to understand. In a rich and vivid world of exquisite art with a dangerous underbelly of deadly political feuds, Ginevra faces many challenges to discover her voice and artistic companionship—and to find love.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“An exquisitely detailed story of the passionate relationship between artist and muse, whose spirited yet gentle Renaissance heroine put me in awe of just how far women have had to come in five hundred years. Beautifully painted.” Elizabeth Wein, New York Times bestselling author
“Elliott’s novel is thoroughly researched, portraying three-dimensional characters in a lively atmosphere of love and art. Renaissance Florence breathes through this book, bringing readers to a fuller understanding of the portrait, the era, and an indomitable young woman.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Intriguing…Elliott meticulously researched the fifteenth century to bring alive the affluence, art, and clothing Florence was known for—fully immersing readers in the time period.” School Library Journal
“The independent female narrator and the richly drawn portrait of Italian culture will attract history buffs and artists alike to this story behind da Vinci’s first-known painting.” Booklist
“Rich in historical detail…Fans of historical fiction will find Italy’s Renaissance fascinating.” VOYA
“[A] bonanza of fascinating details about life in Renaissance Italy.” Kirkus Reviews

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: L. M. Elliott

Author Bio: L. M. Elliott

L. M. Elliott is the author of several critically acclaimed novels, including Flying South, winner of the Joan G. Sugarman Children’s Literature Award. Under a War-Torn Sky was an NCSS/CBC Notable Book in Social Studies, a Jefferson Cup Honor Book, and the winner of the Borders Original Voices Award. Its sequel, A Troubled Peace, was also an NCSS/CBC Notable. Annie, between the States, was an IRA Teachers’ Choice and NYPL Book for the Teen Age; and Flying South was a Bank Street College Best Children’s Book selection.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 8.10
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English