a delightful romp through the metropolitan museum of art with two charming and clever children told by an unusual and rather effective narrator. it’s a lovely little book for those interested in falling in love with cities, and people, and art. I’m on a real awe kick these days, and this book is perfect for encouraging that.
I’d never read the sequel before, and I’m so very glad I did. mrs. elaine l. konigsberg offered it in her acceptance speech for the newbery (jamie: “what kind of berry is that? I never heard of a one-R-berry.”). I urge you to find it on the internet if you’ve read the first and haven’t run into it. and if you’ve not yet read the first then get cracking.