Da Vinci's Tiger by L. M. ElliottDa Vinci's Tiger by L. M. Elliott

Da Vinci's Tiger

byL. M. Elliott

Hardcover | November 10, 2015

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For fans of rich and vivid historical novels like Girl with a Pearl Earring and 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.

Laura Malone Elliott is the author ofUnder a War-Torn Sky, a NCSS/CBC Notable Book in Social Studies, a Jefferson Cup Honor Book, and winner of the Borders' Original Voices Award, and its sequel,A Troubled Peace, also a NCSS/CBC Notable;Annie, Between the States, an IRA Teacher's Choice and NYPL Book for the Teen Age;Give Me Liberty; a...
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Title:Da Vinci's TigerFormat:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.01 inPublished:November 10, 2015Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060744243

ISBN - 13:9780060744243

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Pretty cover, but... I went into this book with an open mind, but it was all I could do to finish it. I found the storyline to be painfully slow and pretty uneventful until nearly the very end. The descriptions were beautiful, and I liked the idea behind the story, but when it comes right down to it, I just didn't care about any of the characters, including Leonardo Da Vinci---and especially the 'tiger' herself. Oh well.
Date published: 2017-02-13

Editorial Reviews

“[T]he 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.”