Any young person who has visited the Art Institute of Chicago has seen the Thorne Rooms, 68 miniature rooms depicting European and American life from the 1400s to the 1930s. The rooms were conceived and designed by Mrs. James Ward Thorne, who collected many of the tiny pieces and commissioned several others from talented craftsmen: tiny books, their pages covered in tinier script, clothes, dishes, paintings, and more. Sixth-grade friends Ruthie and Jack find a key on a field trip, and then discover that the key enables them to shrink, small enough to walk around inside the Thorne Rooms! Which room would you most like to visit? How did a pink plastic barrette find it's way into a Colonial American cupboard? A gripping mystery full of stories, secrets, close escapes, and adventure.
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Date read: 7/27/2010