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Under the Egg (Reprint) (Paperback) (Laura Marx Fitzgerald)

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From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler meets Chasing Vermeer in this clever middle grade debutWhen 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 cityand her grandfatherthat 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.Uniquely readable, entirely charming, and a pleasure from start to finish. Debuts this good are meant to be discovered.”SLJ Fuse 8 BlogRiveting from start to finish.” BookPage
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.

?Uniquely readable, entirely charming, and a pleasure from start to finish. Debuts this good are meant to be discovered.? ?SLJ Fuse 8 Blog

?Riveting from start to finish.? ?BookPage
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 247
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Art, Friendship
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: Laura Marx Fitzgerald
Language: English
Street Date: May 26, 2015
TCIN: 16982477
UPC: 9780142427651
Item Number (DPCI): 247-43-8174
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