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Passion Blue

A Novel
Strauss, Victoria (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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In fifteenth-century Italy, seventeen-year-old Giulia, a Count's illegitimate daughter, buys a talisman hoping it will bring her true love to save her from life in a convent, but once there she begins to learn the painter's craft, including how to make the coveted paint, Passion blue, and to question her true heart's desire. Includes historical notes.
Authors: Strauss, Victoria
Title: Passion blue
a novel
Publisher: Las Vegas, Nev. : Amazon Children's Publishing, c2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 346 p. ;,22 cm.
Summary: In fifteenth-century Italy, seventeen-year-old Giulia, a Count's illegitimate daughter, buys a talisman hoping it will bring her true love to save her from life in a convent, but once there she begins to learn the painter's craft, including how to make the coveted paint, Passion blue, and to question her true heart's desire. Includes historical notes.
Audience: Ages 14 and up.
ISBN: 0761462309
9780761462309
Statement of Responsibility: by Victoria Strauss
Subject Headings: Italy History 15th century Fiction. Magic Fiction. Talismans Fiction. Artists Fiction. Nuns Fiction. Convents Fiction. Self-realization Fiction. Italy History 15th century Fiction. Magic Fiction. Talismans Fiction. Artists Fiction. Nuns Fiction. Convents Fiction. Self-realization Fiction.
Genre/Form: Young adult fiction.
Topical Term: Magic
Talismans
Artists
Nuns
Convents
Self-realization
Magic
Talismans
Artists
Nuns
Convents
Self-realization
LCCN: 2011040133
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"Sent to a convent after her beloved father's death, 17-year-old Giulia begs an astrologer to give her a talisman before she goes, so she can still obtain her heart's desire (a husband and a home). But as she works hard for the nuns, Giulia discovers her own hidden artistic talent as well as two equally mesmerising things: the intense, seemingly magical blue pigment that the artists among the nuns use for their paintings... and the handsome craftsman who is repairing a fresco in the convent. Readers who are fascinated by Renaissance Italy will be drawn in by the careful descriptions of this story's setting, and even those who aren't historical fiction fans will want to follow Giulia's journey of discovery - what really is her heart's desire? - to its end." March 2013 Teen Scene Newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=608130

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"That's not true. Every day in the workshop, I see it's not true. Women can be painters. And if they can be painters-" she caught her breath. "They can be anything."
pg.228

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