Renzo is a seemingly normal boy living in Victorian Venice with his Mother and sister, his father having died a little while ago. He is training to be a glass blower apprentice., Rght now though he is only a glass blower assistant. He wil only become an apprentice after he passes a test. He is also not supposed to be practicing in the glass blowers shop, so he has to practice in secret. At night in the shop he meets the bird people. The bird people are a group of people that come to Venice because they were rejected from all the other places they been. He befriends them and learns that they are not all that bad. Then the time comes for Renzo's test to become an apprentice. Did he pass? You have to read this action packed book to find out!
Falcon in the Glass was an amazing historical fiction action book. It swept you right into Victorian London from its very first pages with its vivid descriptions of Venice, Italy. The book also does a great job of describing glassblowing which makes it very interesting because you are able to glean information from the book while getting an enjoyable action and adventure read. This book reminds me a lot of The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke because it is set in Venice and it is also about a group of kids overcoming challenges on the street. I recommend this book for kids 10 and older.