By Lloyd Alexander
Who might face up to a once-in-a-lifetime invitation to the Grand Duchess of Drackenberg's Diamond Jubilee party? now not Vesper Holly! Off she is going, along with her mother or father, Brinnie, and his spouse, Mary, and plunges right into a plot concerning a takeover try from neighboring Carpatia.
In brief order, Vesper unearths herself combined up with Gypsies, a kidnapping, and the invention of a beneficial Leonardo da Vinci portrait. Vesper has her arms complete. particularly whilst the despicable Dr. Helvitius exhibits up. Will Vesper have the ability to keep the day--and Drackenberg?
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