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Saturday, March 15, 2014

Book Spotlight and Giveaway: Under the Egg by Laura Marx Fitzgerald


I'm thrilled to be spotlighting and giving away Laura Marx Fitzgerald's new middle-grade book, 
Under The Egg!

Under the Egg
by Laura Marx Fitzgerald
3/18/14
Penguin/Dial

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 grandfather’s painting, she discovers what seems to be an old Renaissance masterpiece underneath. That’s great news for Theo, who’s struggling to hang onto her family’s two-hundred-year-old townhouse and support her unstable mother on her grandfather’s legacy of $463. There’s just one problem: Theo’s 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 city—and her grandfather—that 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.




Laura Marx Fitzgerald is a longtime copywriter. In writing Under the Egg, she drew on her study of art history at Harvard and Cambridge Universities. Her non-fiction gift book, If at First: How Great People Turned Setbacks Into Great Success, was published by Andrews McMeel in 2004. This is her middle grade debut.

Win a hardcover copy of Under the Egg!
The awesome people at Penguin have offered up one copy of this book for one winner.
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7 comments:

jpetroroy said...

I love smart adventure stories.

Dan L. said...

(This is Darith L)

It sounds like a fun adventure book :D

aLilLacey said...

Soundsfun, mysterious and an interesting story line!

Dena BatchofBooks said...

Art + history + mystery = awesome! I can't wait to read this one!

Dorothy Teel said...

This should be interesting to find out what Theodora Tenpenny finds out about the painting that she spilled the alcohol on and what is going on in the museum

Kirsten! said...

An art history mystery? Yes please! (also, that cover is adorable omg)

Amy Mays said...

I've seen a lot of good reviews for Under the egg and it looks like a cute mg mystery.