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The Second Mrs. Gioconda

The Second Mrs. Gioconda( )
Author: Konigsburg, E. L.
ISBN:978-1-4169-0342-0
Publication Date:Jun 2005
Publisher:Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Imprint:Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $9.99
Book Description:

THE GREATEST ARTIST OF HIS TIME AN APPRENTICE WITH A LARCENOUS HEART AND AN AVERSION TO THE TRUTH A YOUNG DUTCHESS WHOSE PLAIN FACE BELIES HER BEAUTIFUL SOUL Could the complex ways these three lives intertwine hold the key to a historical riddle as enigmatic as the Mona Lisa's smile -- why Leonardo da Vinci devoted three years to a painting of the second wife of an unimportant merchant when all the nobles of Europe were begging for a portrait by his...
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Book Details
Pages:160
Detailed Subjects: Juvenile Fiction / General
Juvenile Fiction / Architecture
Juvenile Fiction / People & Places / Europe
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.5 x 8.25 x 0.5 Inches
Book Weight:0.317 Pounds
Author Biography
Konigsburg, E. L. (Author)
Elaine Lobl Konigsburg, noted children's writer and illustrator, was born February 10, 1930 in New York City. She received a BS in chemistry from Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie-Mellon University) in 1952. She did graduate study at the University of Pittsburgh.

Her best-known titles included A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver, The Second Mrs. Giaconda, Father's Arcane Daughter, and Throwing Shadows. She won the Newbery Honor in 1968 for From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler and the William Allen White Award in 1970. She won the Newbery Medal again in 1997 for The View from Saturday.

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler was adapted into a motion picture starring Ingrid Bergman in 1973 and later released as The Hideaways in 1974. It became a television film starring Lauren Bacall in 1995. Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth was adapted for television as Jennifer and Me for NBC-TV in 1973.

She died on April 19, 2013 from complications of a stroke that she had suffered a week prior at the age of 83.

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