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Stravaganza City of Stars

Mary Hoffman. Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, $17.95 (300pp) ISBN 978-1-58234-839-1

Characters travel through space and time, encounter mysterious creatures and more in an assortment of new installments. Of the first book, Stravaganza: City of Masks, PW said, ""The Renaissance backdrop [and Venetian-style city] set an elegant mood for the time-travel toggling."" This time a miniature model of a winged horse (another talisman of the Stravaganti, a brotherhood of scientists who use talismans to travel between time periods) sends 15-year-old equestrian Georgia to a 16th-century version of Tuscany in Stravaganza: City of Stars by Mary Hoffman. There Georgia gets caught up in the intrigue surrounding the birth of a real winged horse.