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

Da Vinci's Tiger

byL. M. Elliott

Paperback | September 5, 2017

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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.

New York Times bestselling author L. M. Elliott is most known for Under a War-Torn Sky, an NCSS/CBC Notable Book in Social Studies, a Jefferson Cup Honor Book, and the winner of the Borders Original Voices Award, and its sequel, A Troubled Peace, also an NCSS/CBC Notable; Annie, Between the States, an IRA Teachers’ Choice and NYPL Book...
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Title:Da Vinci's TigerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.72 inPublished:September 5, 2017Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:006074426X

ISBN - 13:9780060744267

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“[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.”