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Smile: The story of the original Mona Lisa

Paperback

A gorgeous historical novel following the fictional life of the young woman who would become Leonardo Da Vinci’s greatest work. Evocative and rich with historical detail, Smile is the perfect novel for anyone fascinated by the story of Mona Lisa.

A gorgeous historical novel following the fictional life of the young woman who would become Leonardo Da Vinci's greatest work. Renaissance Italy is a world of riches open to any man who dares to conquer it. In the life of young Lisa the doors to this world remain closed. Promised in her youth to a widower as a loving wife and mother, she is resigned to an unremarkable existence clinging only to the memory of being "Lovely Lisa" to the now great Leonardo Da Vinci. But when their paths cross again her portrait will become his masterpiece and her smile will capture the imagination of the world. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 13+

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ISBN

978-1-78112-717-9

Interest age

5+

Reading age

8

Publication Date

09-01-2018

Format

Paperback

Pages

104 pages

Dimensions

130x198mm

Author

Mary Hoffman

Mary Hoffman says that two places have shaped her life: Oxford, where she writes, and Italy, which has inspired much of her fiction, including David and Stravaganza. Although history is a passion, Mary is also a much-loved picture book author, best known for Amazing Grace and her Great Big Book collaborations with Ros Asquith. Amazing Grace celebrated its quarter century in 2015 and is still going strong

Product Description

A gorgeous historical novel following the fictional life of the young woman who would become Leonardo Da Vinci’s greatest work. Evocative and rich with historical detail, Smile is the perfect novel for anyone fascinated by the story of Mona Lisa.

A gorgeous historical novel following the fictional life of the young woman who would become Leonardo Da Vinci's greatest work. Renaissance Italy is a world of riches open to any man who dares to conquer it. In the life of young Lisa the doors to this world remain closed. Promised in her youth to a widower as a loving wife and mother, she is resigned to an unremarkable existence clinging only to the memory of being "Lovely Lisa" to the now great Leonardo Da Vinci. But when their paths cross again her portrait will become his masterpiece and her smile will capture the imagination of the world. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 13+

ISBN

978-1-78112-717-9

Interest age

5+

Reading age

8

Publication Date

09-01-2018

Format

Paperback

Pages

104 pages

Dimensions

130x198mm

Product Description

A gorgeous historical novel following the fictional life of the young woman who would become Leonardo Da Vinci’s greatest work. Evocative and rich with historical detail, Smile is the perfect novel for anyone fascinated by the story of Mona Lisa.

A gorgeous historical novel following the fictional life of the young woman who would become Leonardo Da Vinci's greatest work. Renaissance Italy is a world of riches open to any man who dares to conquer it. In the life of young Lisa the doors to this world remain closed. Promised in her youth to a widower as a loving wife and mother, she is resigned to an unremarkable existence clinging only to the memory of being "Lovely Lisa" to the now great Leonardo Da Vinci. But when their paths cross again her portrait will become his masterpiece and her smile will capture the imagination of the world. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 13+

Author

Mary Hoffman

Mary Hoffman says that two places have shaped her life: Oxford, where she writes, and Italy, which has inspired much of her fiction, including David and Stravaganza. Although history is a passion, Mary is also a much-loved picture book author, best known for Amazing Grace and her Great Big Book collaborations with Ros Asquith. Amazing Grace celebrated its quarter century in 2015 and is still going strong