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Hoffman, Mary.
New York :  St. Martin's Press, 2002
ISBN  1582347913

(2 booktalks)

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Booktalk #1

Lucien is very ill with cancer and spends most of his time in bed.  When his father brings him an old journal, he is transported to another world.  Here he discovers that he is able to move around and becomes involved with the political world of Bellaza.  ( Beth Lee, Media Specialist, E. L. Wright Middle School, Richland Two, Columbia, SC  South Carolina Book Awards, 2006)

Booktalk #2

Duchessa of Bellezza , about to ‘marry’ the sea for the 25th time, catches sight of a young girl who reminds her of all she has lost.It is this young girl, Arianna, and her strange, young, time-traveling friend, Lucien, who change the Duchessa’s predictable life. Black-eyed Susan Award nominee 2005-2006

SUBJECTS:     Space and time -- Fiction.


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