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Extended Audio Sample The Sixty-Eight Rooms, by Marianne Malone Click for printable size audiobook cover
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,150 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Marianne Malone Narrator: Cassandra Campbell Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Sixty-Eight Rooms Series Release Date:
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Almost everybody who has grown up in Chicago knows about the Thorne Rooms. Housed in the Children’s Galleries of the Chicago Art Institute, they are a collection of 68 exquisitely crafted miniature rooms made in the 1930s by Mrs. James Ward Thorne. Each of the 68 rooms is designed in the style of a different historic period, and every detail is perfect, from the knobs on the doors to the candles in the candlesticks. Some might even say, the rooms are magic.Imagine—what if you discovered a key that allowed you to shrink so that you were small enough to sneak inside and explore the rooms’ secrets? What if you discovered that others had done so before you? And that someone had left something important behind?Fans of Chasing Vermeer, The Doll People, and From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler will be swept up in the magic of this exciting art adventure! Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Liz | 2/7/2014

    " Cute story. I recommend it for younger readers too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Carol | 2/1/2014

    " Deep within the Art Institute of Chicago is an amazing collection of miniature rooms. Rooms so detailed in their minute decorations as to cause great wonderment as to their creation. On a school field trip to the museum, two children discover a magical key that enables them to shrink down to the perfect size to wander around the display. All is not magic though when they discover that the rooms are doorways into past history. Blend that with a modern day mystery involving a security guard and you have a fabulous adventure story for boys and girls alike. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by S. Schmidt | 1/26/2014

    " This book was pretty good, but i felt that it was too short and not a lot happended in the entire book. It had a clever story. I liked that the rooms where magic and that only the girl could shrink and that the boy ha dto sjrink with her help. It was only exciting at a few parts like when the little girl saw her and told her mom who came back to find nothing. I though thta author didn't go into enough description of the rooms though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Tiffany | 1/26/2014

    " Interesting book for those that thought it would be cool to shrink and be a little person. A little slow but fun and had some history added in. Reminded me a bit of a more advanced Magic Tree House. "

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