- Published: New York : Random House, c2010.
- Year Published: 2010
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Description: 274 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
- Language: English
- Format: Book
- Lexile: 730
- Art Institute of Chicago -- Fiction.
- Miniature rooms -- Fiction.
- School field trips -- Fiction.
- Size -- Fiction.
- Magic -- Fiction.
- JUVENILE FICTION / Art & Architecture
- JUVENILE FICTION / Mysteries & Detective Stories
- JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / General
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The sixty-eight rooms
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Call number: Y Fiction / Malone, Marianne
Available Copies: Downtown Youth, Malletts Youth, Traverwood Youth
Ruthie thinks nothing exciting will ever happen to her until her sixth-grade class visits the Art Institute of Chicago, where she and her best friend Jack discover a magic key that shrinks them to the size of gerbils and allows them to explore the Thorne Rooms--the collection of sixty-eight miniature rooms from various time periods and places--and discover their secrets.
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Middle grades readers might find it magical - or maybe kids just beyond The Magic Tree House series, because it felt a bit Jack-and-Annie-esque at times (notice how close the names are? Ruthie and Jack?). Teens would likely be bored.
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