The Thorne Rooms at the Art Institute of Chicago captured the past in miniature. Designed in the 1930s by Mrs. James Ward Thorne, these 68 displays recreate in exacting detail the appearance of various rooms throughout history.
Marianne Malone has created an engaging, fascinating fantasy tale about the Thorne Rooms, which pre-teen readers in grades 3-6 should find both exciting and intriguing. Readers should easily identify with the characters as they explore and discover the secrets of the rooms. It is loads of fun, and without giving away too much of the story, our video summarizes the highlights.
After reading the book, you should visit the Thorne Rooms at the Art Institute of Chicago. You will be truly amazed. The world is a big place, but, sometimes, it is the small places that capture your imagination.
MPL Indiana Room Librarian