Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring

Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring

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When Lizzie and Gael share an irresistible challenge, to find the peacock ring that once belonged to artist Frida Kahlo, Paloma decides it is the perfect way to honor her father.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2018.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781338159318
1338159313
Characteristics: 220 pages ; 22 cm

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darladoodles
Feb 11, 2020

What I liked about this book: 1) Set in Mexico, giving kids a window into another culture, 2) A mystery! 3) Lots of facts about Frida Kahlo. 4) A local author. It did not quite reach the amazing mark for me, though. Although Paloma's sleuthing (inspired by Lulu Pennywhistle) at times reminded me of Nancy Drew, the moving pieces were a bit scattered. I lost my way here and there with the lot developments. It does come together at the end and I will most definitely recommend it to our library patrons. Oh, and that cover -- totally amazing!

CMLibrary_rkimray May 21, 2018

Paloma is a modern-day, multicultural Nancy Drew, making observations, spotting clues, taking notes, and ultimately solving an intriguing mystery. The author deftly weaves in Mexican culture and information about the artist Frida Kahlo too. If readers are anything like me, they'll want to learn more about Frida Kahlo, Casa Azul, and whether Frida really had a peacock ring!

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