March 19, 2021
Publisher: One Knight Publishing LLC
Before Cyrano de Bergerac became a famous swordsman, poet, inventor, and iconoclast hero, he was an awkward teenager just like the rest of us.
Follow him on his teenage exploits with his best friend, Le Bret, and his first love, Roxanne. Adventure! Mysteries! Romance! Freemasons! Poetry, and of course, Swordfights!
“A debut YA novel imagines the school days of one of literature’s most eloquent swordsmen. Cicchini’sprose is buoyant and snappy, capturing the spirit of his articulate, quippy protagonist....Readers with no past experience with Cyrano will enjoy his youthful capers and duels. An engaging, swashbuckling tale that doesn’t take itself too seriously.” –Kirkus Reviews
"Cicchini excels at fitting the tone and dialogue to encompass the personality and charismatic nature of Cyrano by embracing the liveliness of the character and having genuine fun telling the story... Young Cyrano is humorous and charming which makes for an adventurous and fun origin story. Five stars."-Readers Favorite
"A deftly crafted and original novel that blends such diverse elements as romance and mystery, adventure and poetry, Freemasons and swordfights, Young Cyrano is guaranteed to be an immediate and enduringly popular addition to middle school, high school, and community library YA Fiction collections for ages 12-18."--Midwest Book Review, Children's Bookwatch/Historical Fiction (May 2022)