The Metropolitans by Carol Goodman audiobook

The Metropolitans

By  Carol Goodman
Read by Kathleen McInerney

Listening Library (Audio)

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781524755386

  • ISBN: 9781524755386

Runtime: 9.02 Hours
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler meets The Apothecary in this time-bending mystery from bestselling author Carol Goodman!

The day Japan bombs Pearl Harbor, four thirteen-year-olds converge at the Metropolitan Museum of Art where an eccentric curator is seeking four uncommonly brave souls to track down the hidden pages of the Kelmsbury Manuscript, an ancient book of Arthurian legends that lies scattered within the museum's collection, and that holds the key to preventing a second attack on American soil.  

When Madge, Joe, Kiku, and Walt agree to help, they have no idea that the Kelmsbury is already working its magic on them. But they begin to develop extraordinary powers and experience the feelings of King Arthur, Queen Guinevere, Morgan le Fay, and Lancelot: courage, friendship, love...and betrayal.  Are they playing out a legend that's already been lived, over and over, across the ages?  Or can the Metropolitans forge their own story?


From the Hardcover edition.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

A strong female protagonist, a great supporting cast, a timeless myth, and the undercurrent of World War II combine for an engaging and memorable tale. School Library Journal
Children will love the action, mystery, and influences of magic and legends. School Library Connections
The overarching message is one of hope—in order to defeat foes and overcome insecurities, the children must learn to trust each other and be willing to sacrifice for the greater good. Publishers Weekly
A finely constructed and quite often thrilling adventure story for middle-grade readers, with a historical setting and the added twist of medieval magic. Booklist
[An] adventure worthy of Indiana Jones.... A strong female protagonist, a great supporting cast, a timeless myth, and the undercurrent of World War II combine for an engaging and memorable tale. School Library Journal

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Author

Author Bio: Carol Goodman

Author Bio: Carol Goodman

Carol Goodman (a.k.a. Juliet Dark) is a critically acclaimed literary suspense writer. Her novels have won the Hammett Prize and the Mary Higgins Clark Award and have been nominated for the Dublin/IMPAC Award and the Nero Wolfe Award. After graduating from Vassar College, where she majored in Latin, she taught Latin for several years in Austin, Texas. She then received an MFA degree in fiction from the New School University, where she teaches writing.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 9.02
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English