By Laura Marx Fitzgerald
Lexile level 920
Laura Marx Fitzgerald combines the mystery and intrigue of nineteenth century Jane Eyre, with the excitement of the twentieth century’s Roaring Twenties and the twenty-first century’s a women-can-do-anything perspective to create a riveting read for upper elementary and middle school readers. To top it off, the heist at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston coupled with the choices Isabella Stewart Gardner made throughout her life inspired The Gallery. So after finishing the book, readers will tour the museum with new eyes.
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