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Guest Review: Under the Egg by Laura Marx Fitzgerald

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Why I chose this book:
I remember absolutely LOVING Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett and From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg, and Under the Egg has been compared to them numerous times. That alone was enough to make me want to snatch up Under the Egg.

Under the Egg by Laura Marx Fitzgerald
Publisher: Dial Books
Release Date: March 18th, 2014
Format: Hardback
Genre: Middle Grade, Mystery
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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--the 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. (Goodreads)

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