The Sixty-eight RoomsBook - 2010
Almost everybody who has grown up in Chicago knows about the Thorne Rooms. Housed in the deep inside the Chicago Art Institute, they are a collection of 68 exquisitely crafted miniature rooms. Each room is set in a different historic period, and every detail is perfect. Some might even say, the rooms are magic.
But what if on a field trip, you discovered a key that allowed you to shrink so that you could 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?
Eleven-year-olds Jack and Ruthie are about to find out!
"Irresistible."--The New York Times
"Marianne Malone has tapped into a fantasy that is . . . completely universal."-- Chicago Tribune
"A solid story. Recommend this book to fans of Blue Balliett's Chasing Vermeer ."--School Library Journal
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CRRL_RachelPlacchetti Jul 03, 2017
On a trip to the Art Institute of Chicago, two kids find a magical key that allows them to shrink down and explore a mysterious exhibit of miniature rooms.
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Ruthie, the main charactyer has been aiting for something interesting and out of the ordinary to happen to her all her life.
Then one day, the day her class is going on a field trip to the Chicago art institutte she feels like SOMETHING exciting is going to happen to her.......and something definatly does.
What would you do if you found a key that could shrink you down to 5 inches tall, small enough to fit inside the magical, mysterious Thorne rooms.
And what if, while you were exploring those wonderous rooms you found things, things you didn't think you'd find...magical things!
Sixty-eight rooms is a really good book that makes you wonder and want to believe in magic.
I recommend it to everyone!
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