About this book
Debut reminiscent of Sally Gardner's "I, Coriander", set in Venice at the beginning of the 20th century and rewriting history in a plausible manner. The future of Venice looks bleak, and 12-year old Teodora arrives with her parents as they attend a science conference. Mingling with mermaids and ghosts, it becomes clear only she can battle against the forces who are determined to destroy the city. Ages: 12+
A stunning debut in which Venice is dying - and a long-ago prophecy of an enchanted child has been awakened from the canal's poisoned waters.