Also by this author: Under the Egg
Published by Penguin on 2014-03-18
Genres: Art & Architecture, City & Town Life, Lifestyles, Mysteries & Detective Stories, Young Adult
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From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler meets Chasing Vermeer in this clever middle grade debut When Theodora Tenpenny spills a bottle of rubbing alcohol on her late grandfather’s painting, she discovers what seems to be an old Renaissance masterpiece underneath. That’s great news for Theo, who’s struggling to hang onto her family’s two-hundred-year-old townhouse and support her unstable mother on her grandfather’s legacy of $463. There’s just one problem: Theo’s grandfather was a security guard at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and she worries the painting may be stolen. With the help of some unusual new friends, Theo's search for answers takes her all around Manhattan, and introduces her to a side of the city—and her grandfather—that she never knew. To solve the mystery, she'll have to abandon her hard-won self-reliance and build a community, one serendipitous friendship at a time.
Thanks to Penguin, I have the privilege of being able to give one of you a hardcover of Under The Egg by Laura Marx Fitzgerald, a new middle grade book that’s getting some pretty good reviews.
Here’s the rules:
Use the rafflecopter. You must be 13 years of age or older. This is restricted to those with a USA mailing address only. I won’t sell your information. The publisher will be mailing you the hardcover book. Good luck!
Want to know why you should enter? Here’s some review excerpts:
“If Dan Brown of The Da Vinci Code wrote middle-grade novels, this would be the one.” –Kirkus Reviews
“Fans of From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler will find this another delightful lesson in art history.” –Publishers Weekly
“Uniquely readable, entirely charming, and a pleasure from start to finish. Debuts this good are meant to be discovered.” – SLJ Fuse 8 Blog
Also, I am actually really, really excited to read Under The Egg because hello, art mysteries are THE BEST. Also, New York City setting and adventures. I am SO EXCITED.