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The Hidden Gallery by Maryrose Wood
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Jun 23, 2012

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bookshelves: children-s, victorian-era
Read from May 27 to June 23, 2012

Cute, but I'm not sure I'd consider this one entirely successful. My 9-year-old and I enjoyed this book as a read-aloud, but I don't know that children his age would enjoy it on their own. The language has a tongue-in-cheek tone somewhat reminiscent of Lemony Snicket, but the continuous use of complicated and unusual words, despite the accompanying explanations, would likely become frustrating for young readers.

That said, the story moved in interesting new directions in this installment, and certainly left plenty of mysteries to be resolved in the next volume. The plot was a bit of a mess, but #2 of the Incorrigible Children series was fun overall and definitely kept us entertained.

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