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Under the Egg de Laura Marx Fitzgerald
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Under the Egg (2014 original; edició 2015)

de Laura Marx Fitzgerald (Autor)

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Her grandfather's dying words lead thirteen-year-old Theodora Tenpenny to a valuable, hidden painting she fears may be stolen, but it is her search for answers in her Greenwich Village neighborhood that brings a real treasure.
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Títol:Under the Egg
Autors:Laura Marx Fitzgerald (Autor)
Informació:Puffin Books (2015), Edition: Reprint, 256 pages
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Under the Egg de Laura Marx Fitzgerald (2014)

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middlegrade art history mystery/realistic fiction. Somehow Fitzgerald made art AND history interesting and fun (not that easy to do when your audience is 13-and-under). But the adults in this story were terrible; you just wanted to slap some sense into the mom and Uncle Lyman just seemed mean rather than strongly principled (and perhaps a bit selfish). I did appreciate the unstereotypical librarian but have to admit that even he fell flat. Still, I enjoyed this story and look forward to more books from this author. ( )
  reader1009 | Jul 3, 2021 |
Kid book, but should maybe be YA due to mature subject matter (Holocaust, neglectful mother) 6th grade and up. Interesting story of a 13 year old girl (Theodora Tenpenney, Theo for short)who is basically one step away from poverty when her grandfather, Jack dies suddenly and violently (accident? blood is involved....)and her mother who is autistic (?) or just a mathematical genius shuts down to some extent. Theo struggles to keep them afloat with the garden and chickens (?!) in NYC, Greenwich Village, but still...she also struggles to make sense of her grandfather's cryptic last words about "under the egg" which she believes has to do with one of his paintings -- of an egg. When she randomly spills rubbing alcohol on it and discovers another painting underneath, the story takes off. Theo makes friends with an eccentric girl on her street, Bodhi, whose parents are movie stars and with her tech-savvy help begins to make progress on solving the painting's mystery. When she learns her grandfather was not only an artist, but one of the Monument Men of WWII, the Holocaust tie-in surfaces and it becomes more about tracking down the original owner than determining its worth and provenance, though Theo sorely needs the money. Good lessons about community, frugality, the importance of art, and doing the right thing. ( )
  CarrieWuj | Oct 24, 2020 |
Quite enjoyable, and a solution that you won't see a mile away. I'm torn between thinking there were too many coincidences and thinking that it's the sort of realistic mystery that might actually happen. ( )
  amandabock | Dec 10, 2019 |
Up until recently, thirteen-year-old Theodora Tenpenny lived with her mother and grandfather in a Greenwich Village house, which has been in their family for generations. Since Theo’s mom has been trapped in her own mind trying to solve a math equation (for years), Theo spends most of her time with her grandfather, Jack. When she arrives home to her grandfather being taken away in an ambulance he tells Theo to look “under the egg”. She knew where the egg was, after all, each day they put the best egg from their chickens in a bowl on the mantle underneath the painting of an egg her grandfather had done. But, Theo can’t seem to find anything else there. What did Jack want her to find? Money is tight now that she is in charge of the family finances, and she does her best to spend as little as possible. After rubbing alcohol is spilled on the painting of the egg an oil painting is discovered underneath. Theo starts trying to find out where it came from and if it is worth anything. Along the way she meets Bodhi, who is in the city because her famous parents are on location. They become fast friends and work on the mystery together. Did Theo’s grandfather steal the painting from the Metropolitan Museum of Art where he worked as a security guard? Is it even an original painting? Will the painting be able to provide enough money for Theo and her mom to get back on their feet and keep their house/? Read this unique mystery to find out about friendship, art, and the power of knowledge.

I didn’t know much about Under the Egg by Laura Marx Fitzgerald when I picked it up- only that it was up for a few awards. I wasn’t expecting an art mystery! Theo and Bodhi had unique personalities and I could relate to both of them in different ways. I liked that Theo was able to make a dollar stretch and that Body was so good at research. Before reading this book I didn’t know much about the Italian artist, Raphael. I learned a ton! I enjoyed the way Theo and Body worked on the mystery because they had divided up some tasks and worked on others together. It was also interesting how much Theo learned about her grandfather and World War II during her research. I wished she could have had the chance to talk to her grandpa again. I recommend this book to anyone from fifth grade through eighth grade. I also think that adults and older kids will be captivated by this fast paced story. A book that will be a favorite of fans of Chasing Vermeer (which I loved). ( )
  Robinsonstef | Jul 10, 2019 |
This is virtually a homage to From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, only with everything being different, of course! Still, there's an art history mystery, the MMOA is involved, and the surprising ending invokes the FTMUFOMBEF ending.

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  ashleytylerjohn | Sep 19, 2018 |
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Her grandfather's dying words lead thirteen-year-old Theodora Tenpenny to a valuable, hidden painting she fears may be stolen, but it is her search for answers in her Greenwich Village neighborhood that brings a real treasure.

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