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The Smile by Donna Jo Napoli
Sep 03, 2009 | 272 Pages
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    Sep 03, 2009 | 272 Pages | Young Adult

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    Oct 16, 2008 | 272 Pages | Young Adult

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Praise for The Smile

“Napoli skillfully draws readers into the vibrant settings, from opulent Florentine palaces to rustic hillside villas, with tangible, sensory details that enliven the novel’s intriguing references to history and art.” — Booklist 

“The historical detail and the romantic tragedy and redemption will prompt a closer inspection of Leonardo’s masterpiece.” — Publishers Weekly

“Through this deeply personal story, Napoli paints a magnificent and mournful portrait of the Italian Renaissance, both tragic and triumphat.”– Kirkus Reviews

“Napoli’s textured portrait illuminates a possible life for the woman behind that famous enigmatic smile.”– The Horn Book

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