From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler meets Chasing Vermeer in this clever middle grade debut
When Theodora Tenpenny spills a bottle of rubbing alcohol on her late grandfatherGÇÖs painting, she discovers what seems to be an old Renaissance masterpiece underneath. ThatGÇÖs great news for Theo, whoGÇÖs struggling to hang onto her familyGÇÖs two-hundred-year-old townhouse and support her unstable mother on her grandfatherGÇÖs legacy of $463. ThereGÇÖs just one problem: TheoGÇÖs 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 cityGÇöand her grandfatherGÇöthat 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.
Under the Egg
Penguin Young Readers Group