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Belladonna

Belladonna

(2011)
A novel by

 
A lyrical coming-of-age story about a boy, a girl, and a horse - and how a chance encounter can lead to a life of intrigue and learning, a life beyond imagining.

When Thomas Rose first spots the girl hidden by the roadside, she looks as drab as a lark, with only her red kerchief giving her away. But French Hélène, who goes by "Ling," is no ordinary bird. Tiny Ling enchants Thomas with her wild spirit and tales of a circus where she danced atop her beloved horse, Belladonna. But the horse has been sold, and Ling must fetch her back. Now Thomas's life as a clever but unschooled wheelwright's son is about to change. Their search leads to painter George Stubbs, who euthanizes ailing animals in order to study their anatomy. Stubbs draws eerie horses that stride as if they could move out of the paper world into the real one - but he assures his young friends that their horse is safe at a nearby estate. As Ling and Thomas devise a risky plan to recover Belladonna, Stubbs hires Thomas as an apprentice, teaching him to read and write as well. In this fascinating story, Mary Finn incorporates a real eighteenth-century artist into a beautifully imagined tale of adventure and young romance.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction
 
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Hardback Editions

June 2011 : USA Hardback
Title: Belladonna
Author(s): Mary Finn
ISBN: 0-7636-5106-0 / 978-0-7636-5106-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

September 2015 : MP3 CD
Title: Belladonna
Author(s): Mary Finn
ISBN: 1-5113-3023-6 / 978-1-5113-3023-7
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

June 2011 : USA Audio CD
Title: Belladonna
Author(s): Mary Finn
ISBN: 1-61106-544-5 / 978-1-61106-544-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

June 2011 : USA Audio CD
Title: Belladonna
Author(s): Mary Finn
ISBN: 1-61106-545-3 / 978-1-61106-545-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

June 2011 : USA MP3 CD
Title: Belladonna
Author(s): Mary Finn
ISBN: 1-61106-546-1 / 978-1-61106-546-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

June 2011 : USA MP3 CD
Title: Belladonna
Author(s): Mary Finn
ISBN: 1-61106-547-X / 978-1-61106-547-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

June 2011 : USA Audio edition
Title: Belladonna
Author(s): Mary Finn
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

June 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Belladonna
Author(s): Mary Finn
Publisher: Candlewick
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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