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Falcon in the Glass

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Exciting tale of boy glassblower in Renaissance Italy.

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FALCON IN THE GLASS is an absorbing tale set in 1497 Italy that's rich in historical detail. Despite an awkward beginning, the novel brings the past and the characters believably to life, shifting easily among many different narrators.

Susan Fletcher's prose particularly soars in the few short passages told from a bird's point of view, which will really spark young imaginations. Fletcher doesn't rely on a lot of action or violence, instead using her considerable narrative skills to keep the story moving and the pages turning.

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