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Book review by Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Engaging 1929 mystery for tween historical fiction fans.

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 1 review

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age 11+

Art History Mystery

I pre-read this book before giving it to my daughter. I really enjoyed the storyline, and the use of art in the mystery. It helps the reader see that thoughts and feelings are communicated through artwork. There are some simplistic plot holes, but nothing that can’t be ignored. It is fun little read, that isn’t a literary masterpiece, but is entertaining. Things to be aware of, mentions being “on the rag” and womanly troubles a couple of times, in case your child hasn’t had that conversation yet. Talks about younger boys looking through the books for nude people. Mildly implies that one character is having an affair. Deadbeat dad that the mom has fallen out of love with. All in all these topics were handled appropriately for a child emotionally prepared to handle them.

This title has:

Educational value

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Our Editors Recommend

For kids who love history and mystery

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