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Opening in 1453, this is the story of sixteen-year-old Nemo, apprenticed to a silk merchant of Florence, who accompanies the merchant's son to Constantinople on business.
276 pages
Published June 1933 by Houghton Mifflin (first published January 1st 1933)
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Thomas Bell
Mar 03, 2016 Thomas Bell rated it it was ok
Shelves: newbery-honors
Yet another old Newbery honor book which is hard to get through.

It's hard to say what this book is about. First I thought it was about a boy who left his hometown because his dad died and he tried to apprentice in Florence as a Silk Merchant to earn enough money to pay back his farm. Then I thought it was about intrigue and protecting his favorite family from others finding out about a murder. Then I thought it was about defending Byzantium/Constantinople from the invading Turks. Then I didn't k
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