Tuesday, April 26, 2016

TWELVE MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT by Christopher Edge. Chicago:  
Albert Whitman & Co. 2014. 252p. ISBN: 978-0-8075-8133-9 hc. 
$16.99  Gr. 5-8   JUV 

Penelope Treadwell is a 13 year old girl in Victorian England. 
Her family owns a magazine called "Penny Dreadful." Penelope 
writes mysteriy stories in the magazine under a pen name 
Montgomery Finch. One day, Penelope receives a letter from the 
Bedlam madhouse requesting help in solving a mystery. She hires 
an actor to portray her alter-ego, and together they go to 
investigate the mystery at the madhouse. The first story in the 
Penelope Tredwell Mysteries, it will engage readers from beginning 
to end. The descriptions of Victorian England and the historical 
details are very well balanced for middle schoolers. 
Melissa Coyne, Library Volunteer, Munising School Public Library

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