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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

The Sixty-Eight Rooms

Middle School Fiction Category

G/A Malone, Marianne. The Sixty-Eight Rooms. Random House. 2010. ISN: 978-0-375-85710-2. 269p. $16.99.

One day sixth-grader Ruthie went on a field trip to the Art Institute of Chicago, she felt in love with the Thorne Rooms that are a collection of sixty-eight miniature rooms decorated in design of various era and countries. Ruthie and her best friend Jack decided to come back and visit the rooms on their own. They discovered the keys that open to the Thorne Rooms are magical and they shrink into miniature size so they can visit the various rooms. This is a cross between Alice in Wonderland and the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweller. This book is full of adventure, mystery and history. Dora Ho – Los Angeles Public Library

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