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It Starts with U #AtoZ Challenge



Lots of books start with U don’t they?  Here’s one that’s new and peculiar.  Did you ever go digging around in your grandparent’s stuff and wonder if any of it is valuable?


Have you ever watched Antiques Roadshow and thought: I’ve got junk like at in my attic!  If you have, then you might like Under the Egg:

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.


I know, sounds awesome right? What if the painting WAS stolen from MOMA?  A great adventure set in one of the best museums on the planet!

So tell me, what’s your fave museum? Mine happens to be the Louvre in Paris.  Yours?

By Pam

My passion is advocating for diversity in children's and YA literature.

9 replies on “It Starts with U #AtoZ Challenge”

That sounds like a good story.
I am partial to the Philadelphia Art Museum and thr Smithsonion in Washington.
I would love to see th Louvre.

All good museums for sure. I loved seeing Dorothy’s shoes at the Smithsonian!

Sounds like a good premise, I might even look it up! How about “Ulysses” by James Joyce? A classic…if you can get to the end 🙂

There are lots of good “U” words, but I did have a bit of trouble coming up with one for Degas paintings. And “Up” is a great movie, which is another one. When I read other’s blogs, then I come up (there it is) with ideas.

Sounds like an interesting read! I can just imagine the consequences. 🙂
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