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The True Adventures of Nicolo Zen

A Novel

By Nicholas Christopher

This richly-detailed historical novel from master storyteller Nicholas Christopher features an unforgettable hero: Nicolo Zen is all alone in 1700s Venice, save for his clarinet, which a mysterious magician had magicked, allowing its first player to perform expertly. Soon Nicolo is a famous virtuoso, wealthy beyond his dreams. But he can't stop wondering if he earned the success or if it's due to the magician's spell. So he has the spell removed to test his own talents and capabilities. And throughout it all, he continues to think about the girl he met in Venice, what she might be doing and if she's safe from harm. 

With a guest appearance by composer Vivaldi, and brimming with fascinating period details, this is a compelling coming-of-age story full of universal themes teens will instantly recognize. The love story will conjure memories of Romeo and Juliet, perfect for teens who love stories set in other times, but without a paranormal storyline (as long as you don't count a magician who dresses all in white and can be in two places on once . . . ).

Format

Book

Availability

1 available at Sandhills
  • TF Christopher, Teen Fiction

Publish Date

2014

ISBN

9780375867385


Format: Book
Author: Christopher, Nicholas
Summary: "Orphan Nicolo Zen is all alone in 1700s Venice, save for his clarinet, enchanted by a mysterious magician to allow its first player to perform expertly. Soon Nicolo is a famous virtuoso, wealthy beyond his dreams, but he can't stop wondering if he earned the success -- or the girl he met in Venice is safe from the harm"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: The true adventures of Nicolo Zen : a novel / Nicholas Christopher.
Publisher Date: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.
Subject: Musicians -- Teen fiction. Clarinet -- Teen fiction. Magic -- Teen fiction. Love stories. Italy -- History -- 1559-1789 -- Teen fiction.
Isbn: 9780375867385 0375867384 9780375967382 (lib. bdg.) 0375967389 (lib. bdg.) 9780375864926 (pbk.) 037586492X (pbk.) 9780375897863 (ebook)
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System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 1
Call Number: TF Christopher
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Bib Id: 499455

Format: Book
Author: Christopher, Nicholas.
Summary: "Orphan Nicolo Zen is all alone in 1700s Venice, save for his clarinet, enchanted by a mysterious magician to allow its first player to perform expertly. Soon Nicolo is a famous virtuoso, wealthy beyond his dreams, but he can't stop wondering if he earned the success -- or the girl he met in Venice is safe from the harm"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: The true adventures of Nicolo Zen : a novel / Nicholas Christopher.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.
Description: 271 pages ; 20 cm
Subjects: Musicians -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Clarinet -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Magic -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Love stories.
Subjects: Italy -- History -- 1559-1789 -- Teen fiction.
LCCN: 2013012853
ISBN: 9780375867385
ISBN: 0375867384
ISBN: 9780375967382 (lib. bdg.)
ISBN: 0375967389 (lib. bdg.)
ISBN: 9780375864926 (pbk.)
ISBN: 037586492X (pbk.)
ISBN: 9780375897863 (ebook)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: TF Christopher