Michelangelo's statue, David , is famous around the world. Millions flock to Italy every year to admire the physical perfection of the young man captured within the marble. But the identity of the model has never been known . . . until now.
In this epic tale, acclaimed author Mary Hoffman imagines the story of Gabriele, a naive but incredibly handsome young man who is hired as Michelangelo's model, only to find himself drawn into a world of spies, political treachery, and murder. Set against the vibrant backdrop of Florence in its most turbulent times, this rich, colorful, thrilling tale gives life to one of the world's greatest masterpieces.
Level 6.1, 11 Points
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|Grouping Author||hoffman mary|
|Last Grouping Update||2020-06-04 22:44:30PM|
|Last Indexed||2020-06-05 00:23:02AM|
Antioch High - Teen Fiction
McGavock High - Teen Fiction
|display_description||An eighteen-year-old stonecutter who is caught in the middle of political conflict in Florence, Italy, in the early 1500s, must flee for his life in disguise because his has become the best-known face and figure in Florence.|
Artists -- Italy -- History -- 16th century -- Fiction
Florence (Italy) -- History -- 1421-1737 -- Fiction
Italy -- History -- 1492-1559 -- Fiction
Michelangelo Buonarroti, -- 1475-1564. -- David -- Fiction
David / by Mary Hoffman
Young Adult Fiction