• Wed. Feb 21st, 2024

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?