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Monday, February 10, 2014

Must-Read-Monday (3): Under the Egg

Must-Read-Monday is a new feature here at The Hiding Spot. Each week I'll feature a book that, if it isn't already, should be on your radar!
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Under the Egg
by Laura Marx Fitzgerald
  
Available March 18, 2014 from Dial/Penguin
Recommended for Ages 8-12




Renaissance secrets, World War II tragedy, and present day drama build to an unforgettable crescendo in Laura Marx Fitzgerald’s middle grade debut starring Theodora Tenpenny, an intelligent, self-reliant girl who stumbles upon a mystery that spans decades, continents, and oceans. When Theodora, startled by an unexpected rodent, spills rubbing alcohol on her late grandfather’s painting, she discovers the unimaginable. Beneath the innocuous painting of an egg, Theodora finds what appears to be a Renaissance masterpiece. Excitement and worry war within Theodora; her grandfather’s sudden death left Theo and her mother with a mere $463 dollars and a mysterious message to “look under the egg” to the Tenpenny name, which is not enough to keep their ramshackle house standing, nor to keep them in food for any length of time. Theo’s mother spends her days lost in mathematic formulas and theorems and is more Theo’s responsibility than guardian, so Theo is on her own. Perhaps this is the answer to the riddle of her grandfather’s last words… But Theo worries that the painting was not acquired through strictly legal channels. After all, her grandfather had access to priceless art as security guard at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and why would he hide something that was rightfully his? Thus begins Theo’s search for the painting’s origins and the meaning of her grandfather’s last words. Secrets, some centuries old, some decades, some only a matter of weeks, days, and hours, come to light, forever changing the landscape of Theo’s and countless others’ lives. A sophisticated mystery featuring a resilient and intrepid protagonist, UNDER THE EGG is middle grade literature at its best.
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49 comments:

  1. My Last Kiss and Elusion both look great!

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  2. This sounds so cute! I will have to remember it for my nephews when they get a bit older!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

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  3. I'm hoping for This Side of Salvation and Killer Instinct.

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  4. Hmm I'm not sure, they all look awesome, but my top few picks would be My Last Kiss, Elusion, Killer Instinct, This Side of Salvation, and To All The Boys I've Loved Before. Those are all high up on my TBR list! Thanks for a great giveaway :)

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  5. I'm really hoping to win Elusion and To All the Boys. Both of them have been on the top of my wish list.

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  6. It's so good! I loved it and I'm well over the recommending reading age, so, if you like history & mysteries, I bet you'd like it too!

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  7. Half-Bad! I have heard so many great things about this book and would LOVE to win a copy!

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  8. I would love to win My Last Kiss and To All the Boys I've Loved Before! Thanks for the chance :)

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  9. Thank you for this giveaway :) I would love to win To All the Boys I've Loved Before and Elusion

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  10. Thank you for the giveaway! I would love to win The Side of Salvation and To All the Boy I've Loved Before. :)

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  11. The nether grim or Mouseheart!

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  12. I really want to win Half Bad or Elusion! They look so good. Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  13. Thank you for the giveaway! :) I would love This Side of Salvation and Half Bad.


    Roxana Z.

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  14. I'm most excited for Half Blood and Elusion!! :)

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  15. To All The Boys I Loved Before and Elusion are the ones I'm most excited about :)

    Montana G.

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  16. Hi Sara!

    Thank you for the awesome giveaway!! :) I'm most excited about Half Bad and Killer Instinct :) They both sound amazing. Half Bad has such a unique cover and I love books about witches (especially set in England!). Super excited for it :)

    Hope you've had an awesome weekend and wonderful Valentine's day!

    Evie @Bookish

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  17. Thank you for this AMAZING giveaway!
    I would love to win: TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE and ELUSION!

    Moonlight

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  18. Awesome giveaway. Dying to read Half Bad and To All the Boys I've Loved Before.

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  19. Thank you for the giveaway. Half of those books are on my TBR and I haven't heard of the other half.

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  20. Half Bad sounds good. So does To All the Boys I've Loved Before :)

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  21. Elusion I want this book so bad! Thanks for the chance.

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  22. Elusion would be my first choice then Killer Instinct, thank you for the giveaway!!!

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  23. Eeep, I'd really love to win Half Bad and/or This Side of Salvation!

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  24. To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han

    Killer Instinct by S.E. Green

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  25. To all the boys I've loved and my last kiss

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  26. I'd love to win To All The Boys I Loved Before and Killer Instinct. Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  27. Thanks for the giveaway and I'd like My Last Kiss and To All The Boys I Loved Before :)

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  28. I'm hoping to win Half Bad and My Last Kiss, thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  29. I would love My last kiss and Half bad, pls!
    thanks

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  30. I would definitely looooooooove to win
    This Side of Salvation and

    To All the Boys I've Loved Before <3 Fingers crossed. Really hoping to win :) Thanks for this awesome giveaway! :D

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  31. To All the Boys and Killer Instinct. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  32. This Side of Salvation and To All the Boys!
    Welcome back to Blogger!

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  33. Definitely Half Bad and To All The Boys!

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  34. To All The Boys I've Loved Before :) :) :)

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  35. To All the Boys I've Loved Before and Half Bad!

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  36. Half Bad and To All the Boys I've Loved Before! :D

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  37. The Nethergrim by Matthew Jobin (Penguin)
    Mouseheart by Lisa Fiedler (Simon & Schuster)

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  38. Wow so many great books! This would be awesome to win! I'd love My Last Kiss and To All the Boys I've Loved Before

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  39. I really hope to win half bad and to all the boys ive loved before!

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  40. OMG! All books are really good. I'd love to choose To All The Boys I Loved Before & Elusion. Thanks Sara!

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  41. I like them all but Half bad an This side of salvation are at the top of my tbr list :) Thanks for the giveaway..

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  42. Half Bad and To All do the Boys I've Loved Before!

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  43. Christina R. in the rafflecopter


    Half Bad and All the Boys!! Thank you :)

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  44. I would love to read:

    My Last Kiss by Bethany Neal (Macmillan)

    To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han (Simon & Schuster)

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  45. I would love to win to all the boys I've loved before and killer instinct both look amazing!

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