The Second Mrs. Gioconda

Category: Book
By (author): Konigsburg, E.L.
Subject:  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Art
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Historical / Europe
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Historical / Renaissance
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Published: June 2005
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 8.25in x 5.50in x 0.50in
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From The Publisher*THE GREATEST ARTIST OF HIS TIME
AN APPRENTICE WITH A LARCENOUS HEART AND AN AVERSION TO THE TRUTH
A YOUNG DUTCHESS WHOSE PLAIN FACE BELIES HER BEAUTIFUL SOUL


Could the complex ways these three lives intertwine hold the key to a historical riddle as enigmatic as the Mona Lisa's smile -- why Leonardo da Vinci devoted three years to a painting of the second wife of an unimportant merchant when all the nobles of Europe were begging for a portrait by his hand?
Only a master storyteller like two-time Newberry Medal-winner E.L. Konigsburg could create such an intriguing answer to the puzzle behind the most famous painting of all time.