Smile : the story of the original Mona Lisa
Part of the Barrington Stoke teen series
Middle Years Plus - Key Stage 3 Learn More
A gorgeous historical novel following the fictional life of the young woman who would become Leonardo Da Vinci's greatest work.
Renaissance Italy is a world of riches open to any man who dares to conquer it.
In the life of young Lisa the doors to this world remain closed.
Promised in her youth to a widower as a loving wife and mother, she is resigned to an unremarkable existence clinging only to the memory of being "Lovely Lisa" to the now great Leonardo Da Vinci.
But when their paths cross again her portrait will become his masterpiece and her smile will capture the imagination of the world.
Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 13+