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Daughter of Venice
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Daughter of Venice

Written by Donna Jo NapoliAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Donna Jo Napoli


· Wendy Lamb Books
· eBook · May 14, 2002 · $6.99 · 978-0-375-89007-9 (0-375-89007-6)
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In 1592, Donata is a noble girl living in a palazzo on the Grand Canal. Girls of her class receive no education and rarely leave the palazzo. In a noble family, only one daughter and one son will be allowed to marry; Donata, like all younger daughters, will be sent to a convent. Donata longs to be tutored like her brothers and to see the Venice she has glimpsed only on the map. What is the world beyond her balcony, beyond what she sees when she glides, veiled, in a gondola down the canal? She dresses as a boy and escapes the palazzo on the Grand Canal to see the world before she is shut away, and to try to find a way to escape her fate. Donata risks everything; she changes her life, and her family’s life, forever when she walks through the door and encounters a Venice she never knew existed.


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