From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler meets The Apothecary in this time-bending mystery from bestselling author Carol Goodman!
The day Japan bombs Pearl Harbor, four thirteen-year-olds converge at the Metropolitan Museum of Art where an eccentric curator is seeking four uncommonly brave souls to track down the hidden pages of the Kelmsbury Manuscript, an ancient book of Arthurian legends that lies scattered within the museum's collection, and that holds the key to preventing a second attack on American soil.
When Madge, Joe, Kiku, and Walt agree to help, they have no idea that the Kelmsbury is already working its magic on them. But they begin to develop extraordinary powers and experience the feelings of King Arthur, Queen Guinevere, Morgan le Fay, and Lancelot: courage, friendship, love...and betrayal. Are they playing out a legend that's already been lived, over and over, across the ages? Or can the Metropolitans forge their own story?
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In the wake of Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor, four 13-year-olds must solve a series of riddles to track down a rare Arthurian manuscript in the Metropolitan Museum of Art and decode a message to ... Read full review
UNDER THE BIG CLOCK
COFFIN OF BONE 255
THE KNIGHTS OF THE ROAD
THE HIGH TOWER
BIRDS OF A FEATHER
WHERE HEROES DIE
THE HOUR OF THE FISH
THE WHISPERING GALLERY
THE FLEA FLICKER 502
THE SLIP 511
THE END OF THE TAIL 518
THE LADY OF THE HARBOR 525
AULD LANG SYNE 542
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