The Metropolitans

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Penguin, Mar 14, 2017 - Juvenile Fiction - 368 pages
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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

Contents

BEWICKs BIRDS
8
OUT FROM UNDERFOOT
15
AT THE BOTTONM OF A TEAPOT
92
TWOFACED
104
THE EGYPTIAN BOY
110
THE LION OF TRUTH
124
KNIGHTS AND LADIES 156
137
THE TENTH OF DECENMBER
150
UNDER THE BIG CLOCK
228
COFFIN OF BONE 255
237
THE CLOISTERS
240
THE FLAGPOLE
252
THE KNIGHTS OF THE ROAD
260
THE HIGH TOWER
267
ZYKLON B
280
SURRENDER
294

BIRDS OF A FEATHER
156
BORIS KARLOFF
171
WHERE HEROES DIE
181
TRONMPE LOEIL
195
THE RANMBLE
205
THE HOUR OF THE FISH
215
THE WHISPERING GALLERY
222
THE FLEA FLICKER 502
308
THE SLIP 511
311
THE END OF THE TAIL 518
323
THE LADY OF THE HARBOR 525
325
AULD LANG SYNE 542
342
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Carol Goodman is the author of over a dozen novels for adults, including the bestseller The Lake of Dead Languages, and the Blythewood trilogy for teens. Her works has appeared in journals such as The Greensboro Review, Literal Latte, Midwest Quarterly, New York Quarterly, and Other Voices. After graduating from Vassar College, where she majored in Latin, she taught Latin for several years in Austin, Texas. She then received an MFA in fiction from the New School University, where she now teaches writing. She has been nominated for the IMPAC award twice, the Simon & Schuster/Mary Higgins Clark Award, and the Nero Wolfe Award, and was awarded the 2003 Hammett Prize. Her novels have been translated into ten languages. She lives in New York’s Hudson Valley. Visit her at carolgoodman.com and @C_Goodmania.


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