The Sixty-Eight Rooms (The Sixty-Eight Rooms Adventures)

By Malone, Marianne & Call, Greg

Publishers Summary:
Almost everybody who has grown up in Chicago knows about the Thorne Rooms. Housed in the Children’s Galleries of the Chicago Art Institute, they are a collection of 68 exquisitely crafted miniature rooms made in the 1930s by Mrs. James Ward Thorne. Each of the 68 rooms is designed in the style of a different historic period, and every detail is perfect, from the knobs on the doors to the candles in the candlesticks. Some might even say, the rooms are magic.Imagine—what if you discovered a key that allowed you to shrink so that you were small enough to sneak inside and explore the rooms’ secrets? What if you discovered that others had done so before you? And that someone had left something important behind?Fans of Chasing Vermeer, The Doll People, and From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler will be swept up in the magic of this exciting art adventure!From the Hardcover edition.

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978-0-37595-710-9
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School Library Journal

Reviewed on March 1, 2010

Gr 4-6 On a field trip to the Art Institute of Chicago, sixth-graders Jack and Ruthie discover a magical key that allows them to explore the Thorne Rooms, 68 intricate model rooms in the children's galleries. When Ruthie holds the key, she and anything she is touching, including Jack, shrink to the scale of the models. As they explore the rooms, they learn that they are not the first to discover the keythe daughter of a friendly museum guard was the last to learn the s...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on February 23, 2010

- Jack and Ruthie's world and the worlds of the Thorne Rooms are well described and realistic. - Likable, be...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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