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Fletcher, Susan.
New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2013
IL 5-8, RL 5.0
ISBN 1442429909
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Take a pinch of fantasy, add a dash of adventure, throw in murder and redemption, and a generous handful of the history of glassblowing and you have the perfect recipe for Susan Fletcher’s Falcon in the Glass. Set in 1497 Venice, this is the story of Renzo and Letta, two children with different agendas who find themselves aligned to restore family heritage and save children from persecution.  Renzo is attempting to master the highly complicated and difficult craft of glassblowing and Letta is trying to save children in her care from being hung as witches for their telepathic connection to birds.  They must help each other to reach their goals and to survive.  (Prepared by: Jane Chinault, Busbee Creative Arts Academy, South Carolina Junior Book Award)

SUBJECTS:     Birds -- Fiction.
                        Glass blowing and working -- Fiction.
                        Human-animal communication -- Fiction.
                        Italy -- History -- Fiction.
                        Murano (Italy) -- History -- Fiction.

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