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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 Quickly Subsumed Into A Secret World In Which Salty Tongued Mermaids Run Subversive 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 Destroy 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

About the Author: Michelle Lovric

Michelle Lovric is a novelist, writer and anthologist.Her third novel, The Remedy, was long listed for the 2005 Orange Prize for Fiction The Remedy is a literary murder mystery set against the background of the quack medicine industry in the eighteenth century Her first novel, Carnevale, is the story of the painter Cecilia Cornaro, described by The Times as the possessor of the most covetable life in fiction in 2001 In Lovric s second novel, The Floating Book, a chorus of characters relates the perilous beginning of the print industry in Venice The book explores the translation of raw emotion into saleable merchandise from the points of view of poets, editors, publishers and their lovers The Floating Book, a London Arts award winner, was also selected as a WH Smith Read of the Week Her first novel for young adult readers, The Undrowned Child, is published by Orion The sequel is due in summer 2010.Her fourth adult novel, The Book of Human Skin, is published by Bloomsbury in Spring 2010.Lovric reviews for publications including The Times and writes travel articles about Venice She has featured in several BBC radio documentaries about Venice.She combines her fiction work with editing, designing and producing literary anthologies including her own translations of Latin and Italian poetry Her book Love Letters was a New York Times best seller Lovric divides her time between London and Venice She holds a workshop in her home in London with published writers of poetry and prose, fiction and memoir.

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 pretends that nothing is wrong and that children aren t dying Eleven year old Teo happily explo

  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, too.Yet it didn t work for me If I weren t stuck in bed, I might have put it down unfinished, but I soldiered on There is so much to like the rowdy mermaids, the Cat archivist yet it didn

  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 belonged in Naples an

  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 gorgeous But then I picked it up and read the blurb, it was set in Venice One of my dream European cities Ok, so the premise sounded like it had promise too, but really, I might have bought it anyhow.Veni

  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 able to learn new dialects and use unfamiliar languages near instantaneously, et cetera et cetera It s too much

  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 them are keen on the arts and have to be imaginative in order to do their work Did it not require imagination to propose that microscopic organisms are responsible for human disease Anyway, Lovric s prejudices a

  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 Enjoyable read with lots of little details that will fascinate.

  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 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 mentione

  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 follow the thread view spoiler Case in point At one stage Teo ends up in a church I think where Bajamonte Tiepolo or one of his henchmen I think steals the skin of a famous saint called MarcAntonio Bragadin I think in order to hold Tiepolo togethe

  10. says:

    At first it looked like this book had EVERYTHING I picked it up in the library, saw the cover, read it was about MERMAIDS and Venice and magic and dark stuff, had a love story and an awesome heroine you know how it goes.So I started reading and at first it really was everything I could want from a book But then I can t explain it It was too full of everything The whole book was a giant twist Or maybe a pile of smaller twists A really giant pile Full of unnecessary crap.I had a lot o A

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