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Printing presses ghosts good and bad patrol the streets statues speak rats read and librarians turn fluidly into cats And where a book The Key to the Secret City leads Teo straight into the heart of the danger that threatens to destr This was a disappointment Apparently all scientists are unimaginative rational and unable to appreciate art mood or atmosphere Being rational is intrinsically bad also Perhaps Ms Lovric should meet some scientists as in my experience many of them are keen on the arts and have to be imaginative in order to do their work Did it not reuire imagination to propose that microscopic organisms are responsible for human diseaseAnyway Lovric s prejudices aside this is a fairly standard orphan with hidden destiny story enlivened by a great scene where all the good magical entities of Venice are called to fight against the eually magical forces of evil

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The Undrowned Child

Teodora has always longed to visit Venice And at last she has her chance But strange and sinister things are afoot in the beautiful floating cityTeo is uickly subsumed into a secret world in which salty tongued mermaids run subversive All her life Teodora has wanted to visit Venice but her adoptive parents have always resisted Now Venice is sinking faster than ever before and strange things are stirring and her scientific parents have been called from Naples to attend a convention to figure out the problem and its solution while the Mayor of Venice pretends that nothing is wrong and that children aren t dying Eleven year old Teo happily explores the ancient city and when it falls on her head in an old bookshop acuires a little volume with a mermaid on the cover The Key to the Secret City Carved and painted mermaids decorate the city and begin mouthing rough sailor talk to Teo that only she can hear and the b

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Oy the city to which she feels she belongsAn ancient proverb seems to unite Teo with a Venetian boy Renzo and with the Traitor who has returned from the dark past to wreak revenge But who is the undrowned child destined to save Venice Overall Review What a lovely exciting and thorough story By the time I finished this book I felt like it could be possible for me to walk through Venice and name every building I saw I loved the history I loved the descriptions I loved the fast pace and the excitement and the mystery I even loved the fact that after the story was finished there was an entire section on what was true in the story people and events and a section about the buildings and places mentioned Some wonderful and very eye opening facts on VeniceThe characters are so much fun Teo is a wonderfully flawed little girl she s normal yet just a little bit different than everyone else She can see everyone


10 thoughts on “The Undrowned Child

  1. says:

    All her life Teodora has wanted to visit Venice but her adoptive parents have always resisted Now Venice is sinking faster than ever before and strange things are stirring and her scientific parents have been called from Naples to attend a convention to figure out the problem and its solution while the Mayor of Venice pre

  2. says:

    This is definitely a book bursting with invention and the prose style is perfect for the setting though I could have done without some of the winks to adult readers about the Biennial I'll be adding Teo to my Bookish Protagonists list tooYet

  3. says:

    Take one adopted child call Teodora add a cursed city under siege from vindictive ghosts seeking revenge a huge monster slowly coming awake under the Venice lagoon cannibal seagulls anti establishment mermaids a vain friend and one handsome Venetian boy and you have all the ingredients for a spectacular adventure in real life Venice of 1899 Teo is an unusual child in many ways She has never believed she belon

  4. says:

    Back in March I ran into this book during a children's and YA book sale I won't lie this book has the most beautiful cover art of any book I've ever seen and that would be one hundred percent why I picked it up Even the end pages were gorgeousBut then I picked it up and read the blurb it was set in Venice One of my dream European cities Ok

  5. says:

    MontanaLibrary2GoIt just wasn't very good Lots of good ideas not executed well Far too much crammed in Take Teo for example She's the Undrowned Child the Lost Daughter she can see people's words written above their heads read upside down and backward has a photographic memory can read people's hearts by touching their chests is abl

  6. says:

    This was a disappointment Apparently all scientists are unimaginative rational and unable to appreciate art mood or atmosphere Being rational is intrinsically bad also Perhaps Ms Lovric should meet some scientists as in my experience many of th

  7. says:

    Glorious depiction of a fantastical Venice I've been there in the floods and felt its dark undercurrents so this felt true in many ways Enjoya

  8. says:

    Overall Review What a lovely exciting and thorough story By the time I finished this book I felt like it could be possible for me to walk through Venice and name every building I saw I loved the history; I loved the descr

  9. says:

    At first glance this book seemed like it was written for me Magic mystery and mermaids in an alternate Venice of 1899 What could be better Unfortunately there was simply too much going on in this book and at times it was hard to fo

  10. says:

    At first it