The Gallery

The Gallery

Book - 2016
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In 1929 New York City, twelve-year-old housemaid Martha O'Doyle suspects that a wealthy recluse may be trying to communicate with the outside world through the paintings on her gallery walls.
Publisher: New York, NY : Dial Books for Young Readers, [2016]
ISBN: 9780525428657
0525428658
9780142427705
0142427705
Characteristics: 321 pages ; 22 cm

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Sometimes the best stories are true ones. Laura Marx Fitzgerald took a handful of the most outrageous stories from the 1920's and painted them together into one fantastic book. It tells a story of class division, infamous mobsters and an heiress locked away in a mansion, who only communicates thr... Read More »


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AL_CATHERINE Jan 23, 2017

Martha Doyle is delightfully cheeky and really makes this historical mystery shine! I'm a sucker for anything set in the roaring '20s and Fitzgerald does an excellent job of bringing it to life through Martha's eyes.

CMLReads_Kristin Dec 10, 2016

The roaring twenties form the backdrop of this art-themed mystery. Fans of Chasing Vermeer and its sequels will appreciate all the art themed clues as they piece together the solution.

spl_merley Nov 19, 2016

A dramatic story about a curious girl and a house full of secrets in 1920's New York City. The author gives the reader an interesting look into the lives of the poor and the wealthy and the barriers that separate them. I appreciated that it was the heroines spunk and courage to think for herself that propels the story forward and that she uncovers the truth about the house and those who live in it through an observant eye, the desire to think for herself and lack of fear in asking hard questions. It would be worth having an art book on hand when reading this book as the art work displayed in the gallery are real pieces and their exploration is key to uncovering the truth about the house and its inhabitants.

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rosebud2112
Jul 31, 2016

Historical fiction novel set in the 1920's. This would be a great book for a young advanced reader. It is a clean read, yet challenging and engaging.

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Jul 15, 2016

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spl_merley thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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spl_merley Nov 19, 2016

A thought provoking journey into the world of New York City in the 1920's with a bold and curious heroine determined to figure out the secrets of the wealthy newspaper man and his wife who is locked away on the top floor of their grand home. There are messages to be uncovered through the art work that the lady of the house displays in the gallery and they might just unlock a secret that can save a life.

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