Vango: Between Sky and Earth

By DE FOMBELLE, Timothée

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ISBN
9780763671969
Publisher
Candlewick


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on July 1, 2014  |  Grades 9 and Up

Gr 7 Up—A thrilling historical adventure set in the mid-1930s, this novel opens with a dramatic scene in front of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris where 19-year-old Vango is about to become a priest. Just before he is ordained, he is falsely accused of a murder. After scaling the Cathedral, the teen's exploits unfold across rooftops, on land and sea, and even by the Graf Zeppelin airship. Vango's journey takes him from the Sicilian Islands, where he was raised by a nanny under mysterious circumstan...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on October 1, 2014

The hero of this fast-paced adventure tale is as elusive and capable as a superhero, as personable and obscure, a figure made wholly of romance, mystery, and action. When we first meet Vango in the mid-1930s, he's lying face-down in front of Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, about to be ordained a priest. Within moments, police pursue him, a killer shoots at him, and he scales the front of Notre-Dame and f...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2014

We first meet Vango in the mid-1930s, lying face-down in front of Notre-Dame Cathedral. Within moments, police pursue him, a killer s...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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