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  • Author:
    Teresa Flavin
  • ISBN:
    0763656941
  • ISBN13:
    978-0763656942
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  • Publisher:
    Templar (August 9, 2011)
  • Pages:
    304 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Arts Music & Photography
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  • Rating:
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Teresa Flavin's first novel, "The Blackhope Enigma," was a very creative and ambitious fantasy, but seemed . There is still the problem in this book that while one of the protagonists is a girl, the past seems to be almost entirely male, as was the fantasy world in "The Blackhope Enigma.

Teresa Flavin's first novel, "The Blackhope Enigma," was a very creative and ambitious fantasy, but seemed rushed and diffuse. This second volume is much sharper, with a tight geographic focus and more fully-developed minor characters. Teresa Flavin has to put on her thinking cap and figure out how to break out of this trap. 2 people found this helpful.

He called himself a painter, but he was usually in the taverns drinking wine instead of working. Maffeo copied other painters’ ideas and said they were his own.

He called himself a painter, but he was usually in the taverns drinking wine instead of working aster refused to allow him in our workshop. Marin squeezed his eyes shut as if he were in pain. But Maffeo kept appearing when I was on my own in town, in alleyways, by food stalls, telling me I should leave il Corvo and work for hi. .But you didn’t, said Sunni. No, but I allowed him to talk. Every time he appeared, his offers grew better and better.

Long-listed for the 2011 Branford-Boase Award, 2012 Amazing Book Awards; short-listed for the 2011 Leeds Book .

Long-listed for the 2011 Branford-Boase Award, 2012 Amazing Book Awards; short-listed for the 2011 Leeds Book Awards, 2011 Waverton Good Reads, 2012 Scottish Children’s Book Awards, 2012 West Sussex Book Awards. A Junior Library Guild Selection, Fall 2011. It has some excellent questions for discussion and fun classroom activities.

THE BLACKHOPE ENIGMA is her first novel. Teresa Flavin lives in Glasgow, Scotland

THE BLACKHOPE ENIGMA is her first novel. Teresa Flavin lives in Glasgow, Scotland. I haven't read the book myself but my 11-year old daughter really enjoyed it. She also read the first (or second) book in the series -I can't remember which- and loved it. It's one of those series like the one about Nicholas Flamel (the Alchemyst) that are entertaining, unusual, and well-written.

Teresa Flavin blends magic, art history and mythology into a wonderful adventure. The book I read was The Blackhope Enigma by Teresa Flavin

Teresa Flavin blends magic, art history and mythology into a wonderful adventure. Sunni and Blaise are art students studying the Medeival painter Fausto Corvo for a school project. When Sunni, her step-brother Dean & Blaise go to The Blackhope Tower to see Corvo's famous painting The Mariner's Return to Arcadia, Dean suddenly disappears in a labyrinth in the tower. The book I read was The Blackhope Enigma by Teresa Flavin. In the beginning of the book, I wasn't too sure how much I liked it. The one thing that caught my attention was Spoiler Alert was when Dean chanted Chiaroscuro to annoy his sister, but then was transported into the painting.

An ancient painting, a magical labyrinth, and skeletons found in a locked room

An ancient painting, a magical labyrinth, and skeletons found in a locked room. For centuries, Blackhope Tower has been shrouded in intrigue, centering on a labyrinth and painting in the Mariner's Chamber.

Overall, The Blackhope Enigma is a wonderful start to a fun and exciting series. I'm looking forward to reading The Crimson Shard and hope that it can live up to what The Blackhope Enigma accomplishes. The second novel, The Crimson Shard, tells of another adventure involving Sunni and Blaise and was published in October 2011. The idea of people entering enchanted paintings is something I relish, and I found this story to be, in a word, delightful.

The Blackhope Enigma, Flavin Teresa. Варианты приобретения. This book references the latest critical analyses of the novels and the videos

The Blackhope Enigma, Flavin Teresa. Кол-во: о цене Наличие: Отсутствует. As a beloved Red Sox insider, Flavin has been privileged to watch history in the making, from the team s 2004 World Series victory that finally broke its nearly century-long curse, to road-tripping with Dom DiMaggio and Johnny Pesky to visit Ted Williams in Florida. This book references the latest critical analyses of the novels and the videos.

She has illustrated a number of picture books. Her first novel, THE BLACKHOPE ENIGMA, was nominated for a 2011 Cybil award. Teresa Flavin lives in Scotland.

During what seems like an ordinary museum visit, a tour guide lures Sunni and Blaise through a painted doorway, where they discover they’ve stepped into eighteenth-century London. When they realize their "tour guide" will do anything to learn what Sunni and Blaise know about magical paintings, they attempt to flee and encounter body snatchers, art thieves, and forgers in this gripping sequel to The Blackhope Enigma. She has illustrated a number of picture books.

An ancient painting, a magical labyrinth, and skeletons found in a locked room.For centuries, Blackhope Tower has been shrouded in intrigue, centering on a labyrinth and painting in the Mariner's Chamber. When fourteen-year-old Sunni Forrest visits the tower and sees her stepbrother, Dean, disappear, seemingly into the painting itself, she must find him and risk being drawn into the heart of the Blackhope enigma. This action-packed debut follows Dean, Sunni, and her friend Blaise on a journey to the heart of an age-old mystery.

Wymefw
I haven't read the book myself but my 11-year old daughter really enjoyed it. She also read the first (or second) book in the series -I can't remember which- and loved it. It's one of those series like the one about Nicholas Flamel (the Alchemyst) that are entertaining, unusual, and well-written.
Ckelond
Kept me going throughout. with colorful characters and artful thoughts. Suspenseful with many twists and turns even if I suspected the end
Stick
It was a great book full of adventure turn after turn. L really enjoyed reading it. It really fit my expectations.
EXIBUZYW
On a whim, I checked this out from my local library while I was waiting for something I'd reserved to become available. This is a YA book, so I'm not a member of the target audience. Mostly, I was curious as to the sub-genre and how stories are presented to young people. I came away with a very good feeling about this story. The grammar and editing were top notch. The plot, while simple and straightforward, was fresh and appealing. Most of all, I liked how the main characters behaved toward each other. This is clearly aimed at children who are on the cusp of "noticing" the opposite gender. The topic, which is full of landmines, was covered with respect and sensitivity... and it completely avoided any hint of "preachiness." The kids in the story and their concerns all felt real.
Adoranin
Sunni Forrest and her stepbrother along with her friend Blaise are sitting in the Blackhope Tower, making a sketch of "The Mariner's Return" by Fausto Corvo. They have heard about the enchanted paintings but that's all they know that it is a rumor the paintings exist. Dean is walking the labyrinth saying the word "chiaroscuro". When he gets to the middle, he disappears! Sunni and Blaise notice him in the painting and freak! How did he get there? How are they going to get him out?

So many things happen in the story--it keeps you reading and wondering how can someone get inside a painting. The book is well written and the characters seem real, even the bad ones (yes, the kids run into a few). This is a good mystery as well as a fantasy for young people.
Thoginn
As a mother who screens everything her 13-year-old daughter reads and also an art aficionado, I love stories where people get trapped in paintings - a nice series is "The Shadows: The Books of Elsewhere" (previously reviewed). I also *love* Caravaggio's works, and have been fascinated by his life story. Needless to say, "The Blackhope Enigma" managed to hit a spot - several spots - with me.

By integrating alchemy, astronomy, Italian Baroque art, high adventure and piracy with the out-of-place / out-of-time schoolchildren storyline, Teresa Flavin, in this first book, managed to weave the best of all the middle-school art mystery and art mastery books with the same kind of magic found in Marie Rutkoski's "The Celestial Globe" (also previously reviewed). I cannot imagine a better place to read this story than in an art museum, and preferably one with a labyrinth (not a maze!) at that, right in front of Theodore Gericault's "Raft of the Medusa" or Jan Brueghel's (Elder and Younger) works.

Any "lovey-dovey stuff," cf. said daughter's review below, is age-appropriate and not interminable.(!) Both said daughter and I are looking forward to the next installment of this new series - and impatiently await the arrival of both books in Kindle form. :-) Said daughter's review follows:

" 'The Blackhope Enigma' by Teresa Flavin was a really interesting, magical read.

"When fourteen-year-old Sunni Forrest sees her stepbrother Dean mysteriously disappear - and finds him *inside* a painting, she and her friend Blaise go to search for him to try to bring him back. However, they soon find that they aren't the only ones who have turned up *inside* the painting over the years - and they aren't the last either.

"Hunted by people from the past *and* the future, Sunni, Dean and Blaise, with the help of their new ... ally, Marin, race to find the route home. But how will the kids dodge evil forgers looking to steal magical paintings, centuries-old ladies chasing everyone out, pirates, mysterious, freaky monsters, and more, and eventually find their way home? Or will they be trapped in the painting forever?

"My favorite part was definitely the ending. I liked how it was different, and, I think, more realistic, then most fiction books, because it dealt with how people refused to believe them when they told them the truth about the painting, and how people started 'shunning' them. Also, while some people who took part in the adventure loved it, others tried to forget all about it.

"My favorite character was definitely Sunni. I like to think I would have acted like she did - minus the lovey-dovey stuff, of course. I also liked Blaise, and how he made sure no one was like freaking out, and fainting and all. However, I didn't really like Dean or Marin, and I *definitely* did not like the bad guys.

"I would give the book five stars: two stars for the plot, two stars for the characters, and one star for the fact that there's a sequel! :-)"