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The Undrowned Child e-book

Author:

michelle Lovric

Language:

English

Category:

Children

Subcategory:

Geography & Cultures

ePub size:

1979 kb

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Rating:

4.9

Publisher:

Delacorte Books for Young Readers (August 9, 2011)

Pages:

464

ISBN:

0385739990

The Undrowned Child e-book

by michelle Lovric


Random House Children’s Books supports the First Amendment and celebrates the right to read. 57. And some farewells. Places and things in The Undrowned Child that you can still see in Venice.

Random House Children’s Books supports the First Amendment and celebrates the right to read. The numbers follow the sequence of the story. The most important sites in the city are marked on the map itself. Where the ferry leaves for Murano.

Michelle Lovric divides her time between a flat on the Thames and Venice. She has published three novels for adults, of which THE REMEDY was longlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction. Her book 'Love Letters' was a New York Times best-seller. A fully complete story in itself I'm not sure what the next book will cover, but I can't wait to find out.

Michelle Lovric is a novelist, writer and anthologist. Her first novel for young adult readers, The Undrowned Child, is published by Orion. The sequel is due in summer 2010. Her third novel, The Remedy, was long-listed for the 2005 Orange Prize for Fiction  . In Lovric’s second novel, The Floating Book, a chorus of characters relates the perilous beginning of the print industry in Venice. The Floating Book, a London Arts award Michelle Lovric is a novelist, writer and anthologist.

Michelle Lovric peated 51. A wedding with the. A wedding with the waves 52. How to destroy a spirit in-the-Meltings 53. Loose ends and story-ends 54. Awakenings 55. A new discovery for the scientists 56. A reunion 57. And some farewells Places and things in The Undrowned Child that you can still see in Venice Acknowledgments About the Author Venice in 1899 The numbers follow the sequence of the story

But who is the Undrowned Child destined to save Venice? . 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.

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. Отзывы - Написать отзыв.

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Now two cities need saving by Teo, the Undrowned Child, and Renzo, the Studious Son of a Venetian prophecy.

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. It's rural Ireland in the second half of the nineteenth century, the age of the Pre-Raphaelites, when Europe burns with a passion for long, flowing locks. So when seven sisters, born into fatherless poverty, grow up with hair cascading down their backs, to their ankles, and beyond, men are not slow to recognize their potential. Now two cities need saving by Teo, the Undrowned Child, and Renzo, the Studious Son of a Venetian prophecy.

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?
Angana
A little too dark and gruesome for the taste of my 12 year old.
Winasana
This book was awesome. It was great and you can learn some things about Venice.

I would recommend this to everyone.
Άνουβις
Flipping through the pages of "The Undrowned Child" before settling in to begin reading, I came across the following passage:
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It was then, as if sensing that Teo had reached her lowest point,
that "The Key to the Secret City" began to introduce her to its
own circle of acquaintances.
Those acquaintances were ghosts.
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I knew then and there that I was in good hands.

"The Undrowned Child" is a wondrous tale of mermaids & magic, courage & cowardice, terrible evil & unselfish good, and deeds both dastardly & courageous. In the year 1899, an orphaned girl returns to the city she was born in (all unknowing), and takes up a destiny she was unaware of, battling an ancient evil which threatens to destroy that Adriatic jewel, Venice. If elements of that theme sound familiar, on the eve of the opening of the final installment of the cinematic version of the Harry Potter saga, know this: Within a seemingly similar general framework, author Michelle Lovric has woven a highly original tale which will captivate readers of all ages (and which may well boost Venetian tourism considerably!).

Though somewhat macabre in parts, to the extent that parents of children of 10 or 11 -- the same age as the heroine of the tale, Teodora -- may wish to read the book themselves and decide if they are comfortable with this tale in their child's hands, but ages 12 or 13 and up will thrill at the courage of the story's brave young heroine, and her allies, and shiver at the dangers she faces as she battles to save Venice from the ancient foe which threatens to -- literally -- swallow the city.

Interwoven throughout the story are tidbits -- nuggets and chunks, in fact -- of real Venetian history, places, and people. The author obviously knows the city well (to her joy) and is delighted to take her readers along for the ride through Venice's canals, streets, and back alleys. It is a ride well worth taking, in my opinion.
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Overall Review: What a lovely, exciting and thorough story! By the time I finished this book, I felt like it could be possible for me to walk through Venice and name every building I saw! I loved the history; I loved the descriptions; I loved the fast pace and the excitement and the mystery! I even loved the fact that after the story was finished, there was an entire section on what was true in the story (people and events) and a section about the buildings and places mentioned! Some wonderful, and very eye-opening facts on Venice!

The characters are so much fun! Teo is a wonderfully flawed little girl--she's normal, yet just a little bit different than everyone else. She can see everyone's words above their heads, and feel their hearts! Renzo is a snot. He's snobby and looks down on everyone (unless you're a Venetian). He does improve, though, and you can't help but like the guy! I LOVED the mermaids! They were so funny and full of life! They are referred to as `salty', and salty they are! They're not afraid to tell you what's on their minds and they'll do it in way that makes you laugh...even though you know they're probably insulting you! There's also the other side to the war over Venice: the villains! And they are scary! Bajamonte Tiepolo is the infamous traitor (true story!!) whose spirit has come back to life (not true!!) and he is pure evil as he strives to gather his army, find his bones, resurrect his body, and take all of Venice for his own! The Butcher Biasio is as evil as they come--slaughtering children and serving them in stew (true story!!!!)--and he's back as well (not true--thank goodness!) as Tiepolo's vile head henchman!

The Undrowned Child is an intense tale of good versus evil with many elements of Inkheart, Neverending Story, and even Harry Potter throughout. The writing is lovely, lyrical, and perhaps one could go so far as to say epic! It is a very satisfying novel with just enough left undone to hint at a sequel! And if there is a sequel in the future, I, for one, can't wait to read it! Overall rating is 4.5 out of 5 stars!

Content Review:

PROFANITY: A few Mild and a few Moderate instances

VIOLENCE: Moderate throughout

SEXUAL CONTENT: None

MATURE THEMES: Moderate

RECOMMENDED AGE GROUP: 16+

There are two mild instances and 5 Moderate instances of profanity. The Mermaids learned to speak by listening to sailors--and while they don't curse or swear, they do enjoy flinging insults at people they don't like and calling people names.

There is a great deal of violence. The entire premise of the book is saving Venice from an evil ghost. The bad ghosts are sometimes very frightening! There are giant killer seagulls that don't hesitate to attack, kill and eat people and animals; statues that come to life sometimes with blood dripping from their mouths (which are really leeches); Vampire Eels (with descriptions of them killing creatures and sucking their blood); the eels battle with mermaids where many are killed on both sides--a very bloody battle; sharks that attack viciously; a huge unknown creature whose tentacles are mistaken for poles to tie up gondolas--they try to strangle some characters and the tentacles are found full of skin-burning acid carrying the bubonic plague; millipede/cockroach insects that attack en masse and bite; a huge evil bat creature that carries people off; a butcher ghost that is completely decapitated and likes to kill and eat children (the encounters with him are many and very scary); many ghosts are in pieces and have remnants of their last punishments (burning eyes, slicing their hands with knives, etc.); an evil skeleton tries to come to life... There is one character in particular who is very violent and full of hate. His death is described in detail, and as he comes slowly back to life, his visual descriptions are disturbing (think `Voldemort' from Harry Potter). He has no problem killing, casting violent spells, torturing, and horribly using anyone willing to follow him. There is a great deal of description of all violent deeds with a lot of blood and feeling involved. Many characters die during a war that is very intense. Instruments of torture end up on display in the town. They are described in detail and at one point, are almost put to use. There are many scary images, descriptions and encounters.

The Mature Themes are mostly all Moderate. They include ghosts and the supernatural, Magic, casting spells and evil curses, overwhelming hate and desire for revenge, fear, prejudice, and war. Some other more mild themes include discovering who you are within a family/friendship and mystery.

The Undrowned Child is recommended for ages 16+.

This review was written by Emily
A Squeaky Clean Reads Book Reviewer
This book was sent to Squeaky Clean Reads by Random House Children's Books for a review

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