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Summary

In an Italian city ravaged by plague, Sofia's mother carves beautiful mementoes from the bones of loved ones. But one day, she doesn't return home. Did her work lead her into danger? 

Sofia and her little brother, Ermin, are sent to the convent orphanage but soon escape, led by an enigmatic new friend and their pet crow, Corvith. Together they cross the city underground, following clues in bones up to the towers of Siena, where - circled by magpies - the children find the terrible truth.... 

©2020 Kiran Millwood Hargrave (P)2020 Oakhill

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Rich imagery and exciting adventure

A fast paced exciting story full of rich imagery. I enjoyed the adventure as the children searched for their missing mother through the hidden tunnels of Sienna. Imaginative and full of interesting detail.

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Just what I was after!

The description of the bone artists was bewitchingly beautiful! Really good day dreaming fuel :)