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by | Read by Sam Devereaux, Hope Newhouse

Children Ages 8+ • 6 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2021

Sam Devereaux and Hope Newhouse share the narration of this lively blend of fantasy, historical fiction, time travel, and mystery. The adventure begins in sixteenth-century Italy, where 11-year-old Federico Gonzaga is a political hostage at the papal palace in Rome. Surrounded by luxury, the pampered boy has everything he needs except a friend. Centuries into the future, a lonely Italian-American girl named Bee is living in modern-day New Jersey. With the help of a peculiar wooden wardrobe, a mysterious cat, and a Raphael drawing, the children are united in a tangle of events that threaten to alter the course of history. Devereaux and Newhouse employ diverse American, English, and Italian accents to distinguish the protagonists and animate an engaging cast that includes iconic Renaissance personalities. S.A.A. © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2021]

Trade Ed. • Harper Audio • 2021

DD ISBN 9780063015289 $20.99

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