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Publisher's Summary

Almost everybody who has grown up in Chicago knows about the Thorne Rooms. Housed in the Children’s Galleries of the Chicago Art Institute, they are a collection of 68 exquisitely crafted miniature rooms made in the 1930s by Mrs. James Ward Thorne. Each of the 68 rooms is designed in the style of a different historic period, and every detail is perfect, from the knobs on the doors to the candles in the candlesticks. Some might even say, the rooms are magic.
Imagine - what if you discovered a key that allowed you to shrink so that you were small enough to sneak inside and explore the rooms’ secrets? What if you discovered that others had done so before you? And that someone had left something important behind?
Fans of Chasing Vermeer, The Doll People, and From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler will be swept up in the magic of this exciting art adventure!
©2011 Marianne Malone (P)2011 Random House Audio
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By johanna on 01-23-12

perfect family road trip book

What did you love best about The Sixty-Eight Rooms?

In anticipation for our trip to Chicago, our family listened to this wonderful book. Kept us (parents and 8 year old) interested and entertained. Best of all was going to the Thorne rooms after having visited them through this wonderful book

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By Ss on 06-09-12

Great for family

My 8yo son loved this and wanted me to listen with him. Very enjoyable. We now have another reason to visit Chicago so we can explore the Thorne rooms. He has requested the sequel.

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