Saving Da Vinci


by Annie Laura Smith


Sixteen-year-old Stefano Cavadoni’s job can get him killed. It is 1944 and Stefano is an Italian Partisan, living and working in Rome. Living a “double-life” because his mother does not have a “need to know,” Stefano risks his life to hinder the German army. He helps save Italian artwork. He works a rescue to a downed American airman. He helps the orphans of Rome reach shelter. If he can avoid the Gestapo, he might be able to live long enough to see the Allies reach Rome.

About Annie Laura Smith

Annie Laura Smith has over 250 publications and is an instructor for the Institute of Children’s Literature.  In addition to her published World War II historical trilogy, she co-authored a First Grade Math Textbook for Ethiopia under a USAID grant, and adapted the classic, The Pioneers, by James Fenimore Cooper to Reading Level 4 for the EDCON Publishing Group. She has written a WWII trilogy for OnStage Publishing which details the lives of teenagers in England, France and Italy.