Me, Frida and the Secret of the Peacock Ring

Me, Frida and the Secret of the Peacock Ring

Scholastic has bought Angela Cervantes's middle grade mystery, Me, Frida and the Secret of the Peacock Ring, about a girl who accompanies her professor mother on a research fellowship to her father's birth country of Mexico, only to become entangled in a mystery involving an artifact once owned by Frida Kahlo. Publication is slated for spring 2018....

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Title:Me, Frida and the Secret of the Peacock Ring
Author:Angela Cervantes
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Genres:Childrens
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:240 pages pages

Me, Frida and the Secret of the Peacock Ring Reviews

  • Sunny
    May 02, 2018

    3.5 for this one, a delightful page-turner for middle graders. Although twelve-year-old Paloma Marquez is not particularly thrilled with having to spend part of her summer in Coyoacan, Mexico, while her mother is there on a fellowship, she does value the chance to get in touch with her...

    Fun story. My favorite part, in truth, was that one of the characters was a 12-year old female trumpet player in a Mexican mariachi band. LOVE. ...

    Enjoyed this middle grade mystery. So happy to find a story with central characters who are smart, fun, interested in and involved with education & art AND Hispanic demonstrating that the Mexican culture is just as diverse and fabulous as any other. Loved the Frida Kahlo informatio...

    4.5 stars. An exciting middle grade mystery also filled with lots to learn about Frida Kahlo, but in a way that feels fun and not just rattling-off information. Wonderful upcoming diverse book that I highly recommend for readers both young and old to get lost in case of Frida's missing...

    E ARC provided by Edelweiss Plus Paloma Marquez has to spend the summer in Mexico City with her mother, who has gotten a fellowship to study there. Paloma would rather be back home with her friends in Kansas, but she is somewhat interested to be living just a few streets away fr...

    For rising seventh grader Paloma, a month in Mexico is not a dream vacation. For one thing, she's going with her mother. For another thing, she doesn't know the language. How is she supposed to make any friends? It doesn't take long for Paloma to discover that language will not be ...

    Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring by Angela Cervantes. 240 pages. Scholastic Press, 2018. $17. Language: G; Mature Content: G; Violence: PG (some danger) EL ? OPTIONAL. Paloma, a 7th grader, is in Mexico City with her mother for the month this summer. With her limite...

    ?Me, Frida and the Secret Peacock? by Angela Cervantes ?Whether she liked it or not, Paloma Marquez was in Mexico City for a whole month.? In this enchanting middle grade mystery, we follow 12-year-old Paloma Marquez and her professor mother to Mexico City as she is invol...

    Paloma is spending some time in Mexico with her mother, who has been trying to take Paloma to Mexico her whole life to bring her closer to her father, who died when she was a baby. Paloma is a great character--quirky, curious, imperfect when it comes to hobbies or following her heart o...

    I really enjoyed the middle grade mystery! Paloma Marquez' isn't excited about having to be in Mexico to be with her mom who's received a 4 week fellowship but the trip quickly turns into a search mission to recover the missing peacock ring belonging to Frida Kahlo and helping her frie...

    Enjoyable mystery which brings some of the Mexican culture and the art of Frida Kahlo to life. In this story Paloma is visiting her deceased father's birthplace for the first time and while there learns more about her father through memories, discovers the great art of Frida Kahlo, and...

    This book is like a modern Nancy Drew set in Mexico. In fact, Paloma is obsessed with a young mystery solver named Lulu Pennywhistle. Paloma has read all the books. So when she's in Mexico with her mom for a month to discover her dad's home country, and a mystery falls into her lap, Pa...

    Middle grade mystery. Paloma was not excited to spend the summer in Mexico. Once she arrived, she met several young people and became involved in solving a mystery and learning about art. She does solve the mystery of Frida's missing peacock ring, learns more about her art and makes...

    A fun read with an engaging mystery for middle grade readers. Love Cervantes introduction of a Kansas tween to Mexican culture. She does a great job of weaving the vibrant culture into the mystery. Great potential for a series. ...

    Really enjoyed this MG mystery set in the hometown of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. ...

    Art history mystery: perfect summer reading for sleuth fans, would also work well as a classroom read-aloud ...

    This is a fun mystery written for middle school. ...

    I feel like there weren't enough clues to make this a true mystery, and by the end I had to force myself to finish. Nice twist on some secret identities, though. ...

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  • Alexa Hamilton
    Apr 25, 2018

    3.5 for this one, a delightful page-turner for middle graders. Although twelve-year-old Paloma Marquez is not particularly thrilled with having to spend part of her summer in Coyoacan, Mexico, while her mother is there on a fellowship, she does value the chance to get in touch with her...

    Fun story. My favorite part, in truth, was that one of the characters was a 12-year old female trumpet player in a Mexican mariachi band. LOVE. ...

    Enjoyed this middle grade mystery. So happy to find a story with central characters who are smart, fun, interested in and involved with education & art AND Hispanic demonstrating that the Mexican culture is just as diverse and fabulous as any other. Loved the Frida Kahlo informatio...

    4.5 stars. An exciting middle grade mystery also filled with lots to learn about Frida Kahlo, but in a way that feels fun and not just rattling-off information. Wonderful upcoming diverse book that I highly recommend for readers both young and old to get lost in case of Frida's missing...

    E ARC provided by Edelweiss Plus Paloma Marquez has to spend the summer in Mexico City with her mother, who has gotten a fellowship to study there. Paloma would rather be back home with her friends in Kansas, but she is somewhat interested to be living just a few streets away fr...

    For rising seventh grader Paloma, a month in Mexico is not a dream vacation. For one thing, she's going with her mother. For another thing, she doesn't know the language. How is she supposed to make any friends? It doesn't take long for Paloma to discover that language will not be ...

    Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring by Angela Cervantes. 240 pages. Scholastic Press, 2018. $17. Language: G; Mature Content: G; Violence: PG (some danger) EL ? OPTIONAL. Paloma, a 7th grader, is in Mexico City with her mother for the month this summer. With her limite...

    ?Me, Frida and the Secret Peacock? by Angela Cervantes ?Whether she liked it or not, Paloma Marquez was in Mexico City for a whole month.? In this enchanting middle grade mystery, we follow 12-year-old Paloma Marquez and her professor mother to Mexico City as she is invol...

    Paloma is spending some time in Mexico with her mother, who has been trying to take Paloma to Mexico her whole life to bring her closer to her father, who died when she was a baby. Paloma is a great character--quirky, curious, imperfect when it comes to hobbies or following her heart o...

  • Kim Baccellia
    May 29, 2018

    3.5 for this one, a delightful page-turner for middle graders. Although twelve-year-old Paloma Marquez is not particularly thrilled with having to spend part of her summer in Coyoacan, Mexico, while her mother is there on a fellowship, she does value the chance to get in touch with her...

    Fun story. My favorite part, in truth, was that one of the characters was a 12-year old female trumpet player in a Mexican mariachi band. LOVE. ...

    Enjoyed this middle grade mystery. So happy to find a story with central characters who are smart, fun, interested in and involved with education & art AND Hispanic demonstrating that the Mexican culture is just as diverse and fabulous as any other. Loved the Frida Kahlo informatio...

    4.5 stars. An exciting middle grade mystery also filled with lots to learn about Frida Kahlo, but in a way that feels fun and not just rattling-off information. Wonderful upcoming diverse book that I highly recommend for readers both young and old to get lost in case of Frida's missing...

    E ARC provided by Edelweiss Plus Paloma Marquez has to spend the summer in Mexico City with her mother, who has gotten a fellowship to study there. Paloma would rather be back home with her friends in Kansas, but she is somewhat interested to be living just a few streets away fr...

    For rising seventh grader Paloma, a month in Mexico is not a dream vacation. For one thing, she's going with her mother. For another thing, she doesn't know the language. How is she supposed to make any friends? It doesn't take long for Paloma to discover that language will not be ...

    Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring by Angela Cervantes. 240 pages. Scholastic Press, 2018. $17. Language: G; Mature Content: G; Violence: PG (some danger) EL ? OPTIONAL. Paloma, a 7th grader, is in Mexico City with her mother for the month this summer. With her limite...

    ?Me, Frida and the Secret Peacock? by Angela Cervantes ?Whether she liked it or not, Paloma Marquez was in Mexico City for a whole month.? In this enchanting middle grade mystery, we follow 12-year-old Paloma Marquez and her professor mother to Mexico City as she is invol...

    Paloma is spending some time in Mexico with her mother, who has been trying to take Paloma to Mexico her whole life to bring her closer to her father, who died when she was a baby. Paloma is a great character--quirky, curious, imperfect when it comes to hobbies or following her heart o...

    I really enjoyed the middle grade mystery! Paloma Marquez' isn't excited about having to be in Mexico to be with her mom who's received a 4 week fellowship but the trip quickly turns into a search mission to recover the missing peacock ring belonging to Frida Kahlo and helping her frie...

    Enjoyable mystery which brings some of the Mexican culture and the art of Frida Kahlo to life. In this story Paloma is visiting her deceased father's birthplace for the first time and while there learns more about her father through memories, discovers the great art of Frida Kahlo, and...

    This book is like a modern Nancy Drew set in Mexico. In fact, Paloma is obsessed with a young mystery solver named Lulu Pennywhistle. Paloma has read all the books. So when she's in Mexico with her mom for a month to discover her dad's home country, and a mystery falls into her lap, Pa...

    Middle grade mystery. Paloma was not excited to spend the summer in Mexico. Once she arrived, she met several young people and became involved in solving a mystery and learning about art. She does solve the mystery of Frida's missing peacock ring, learns more about her art and makes...

    A fun read with an engaging mystery for middle grade readers. Love Cervantes introduction of a Kansas tween to Mexican culture. She does a great job of weaving the vibrant culture into the mystery. Great potential for a series. ...

    Really enjoyed this MG mystery set in the hometown of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. ...

  • Morgan
    Mar 29, 2018

    3.5 for this one, a delightful page-turner for middle graders. Although twelve-year-old Paloma Marquez is not particularly thrilled with having to spend part of her summer in Coyoacan, Mexico, while her mother is there on a fellowship, she does value the chance to get in touch with her...

    Fun story. My favorite part, in truth, was that one of the characters was a 12-year old female trumpet player in a Mexican mariachi band. LOVE. ...

    Enjoyed this middle grade mystery. So happy to find a story with central characters who are smart, fun, interested in and involved with education & art AND Hispanic demonstrating that the Mexican culture is just as diverse and fabulous as any other. Loved the Frida Kahlo informatio...

    4.5 stars. An exciting middle grade mystery also filled with lots to learn about Frida Kahlo, but in a way that feels fun and not just rattling-off information. Wonderful upcoming diverse book that I highly recommend for readers both young and old to get lost in case of Frida's missing...

    E ARC provided by Edelweiss Plus Paloma Marquez has to spend the summer in Mexico City with her mother, who has gotten a fellowship to study there. Paloma would rather be back home with her friends in Kansas, but she is somewhat interested to be living just a few streets away fr...

    For rising seventh grader Paloma, a month in Mexico is not a dream vacation. For one thing, she's going with her mother. For another thing, she doesn't know the language. How is she supposed to make any friends? It doesn't take long for Paloma to discover that language will not be ...

    Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring by Angela Cervantes. 240 pages. Scholastic Press, 2018. $17. Language: G; Mature Content: G; Violence: PG (some danger) EL ? OPTIONAL. Paloma, a 7th grader, is in Mexico City with her mother for the month this summer. With her limite...

    ?Me, Frida and the Secret Peacock? by Angela Cervantes ?Whether she liked it or not, Paloma Marquez was in Mexico City for a whole month.? In this enchanting middle grade mystery, we follow 12-year-old Paloma Marquez and her professor mother to Mexico City as she is invol...

    Paloma is spending some time in Mexico with her mother, who has been trying to take Paloma to Mexico her whole life to bring her closer to her father, who died when she was a baby. Paloma is a great character--quirky, curious, imperfect when it comes to hobbies or following her heart o...

    I really enjoyed the middle grade mystery! Paloma Marquez' isn't excited about having to be in Mexico to be with her mom who's received a 4 week fellowship but the trip quickly turns into a search mission to recover the missing peacock ring belonging to Frida Kahlo and helping her frie...

    Enjoyable mystery which brings some of the Mexican culture and the art of Frida Kahlo to life. In this story Paloma is visiting her deceased father's birthplace for the first time and while there learns more about her father through memories, discovers the great art of Frida Kahlo, and...

    This book is like a modern Nancy Drew set in Mexico. In fact, Paloma is obsessed with a young mystery solver named Lulu Pennywhistle. Paloma has read all the books. So when she's in Mexico with her mom for a month to discover her dad's home country, and a mystery falls into her lap, Pa...

    Middle grade mystery. Paloma was not excited to spend the summer in Mexico. Once she arrived, she met several young people and became involved in solving a mystery and learning about art. She does solve the mystery of Frida's missing peacock ring, learns more about her art and makes...

    A fun read with an engaging mystery for middle grade readers. Love Cervantes introduction of a Kansas tween to Mexican culture. She does a great job of weaving the vibrant culture into the mystery. Great potential for a series. ...

    Really enjoyed this MG mystery set in the hometown of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. ...

    Art history mystery: perfect summer reading for sleuth fans, would also work well as a classroom read-aloud ...

    This is a fun mystery written for middle school. ...

    I feel like there weren't enough clues to make this a true mystery, and by the end I had to force myself to finish. Nice twist on some secret identities, though. ...

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  • Abby
    May 04, 2018

    3.5 for this one, a delightful page-turner for middle graders. Although twelve-year-old Paloma Marquez is not particularly thrilled with having to spend part of her summer in Coyoacan, Mexico, while her mother is there on a fellowship, she does value the chance to get in touch with her...

    Fun story. My favorite part, in truth, was that one of the characters was a 12-year old female trumpet player in a Mexican mariachi band. LOVE. ...

    Enjoyed this middle grade mystery. So happy to find a story with central characters who are smart, fun, interested in and involved with education & art AND Hispanic demonstrating that the Mexican culture is just as diverse and fabulous as any other. Loved the Frida Kahlo informatio...

    4.5 stars. An exciting middle grade mystery also filled with lots to learn about Frida Kahlo, but in a way that feels fun and not just rattling-off information. Wonderful upcoming diverse book that I highly recommend for readers both young and old to get lost in case of Frida's missing...

    E ARC provided by Edelweiss Plus Paloma Marquez has to spend the summer in Mexico City with her mother, who has gotten a fellowship to study there. Paloma would rather be back home with her friends in Kansas, but she is somewhat interested to be living just a few streets away fr...

    For rising seventh grader Paloma, a month in Mexico is not a dream vacation. For one thing, she's going with her mother. For another thing, she doesn't know the language. How is she supposed to make any friends? It doesn't take long for Paloma to discover that language will not be ...

    Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring by Angela Cervantes. 240 pages. Scholastic Press, 2018. $17. Language: G; Mature Content: G; Violence: PG (some danger) EL ? OPTIONAL. Paloma, a 7th grader, is in Mexico City with her mother for the month this summer. With her limite...

    ?Me, Frida and the Secret Peacock? by Angela Cervantes ?Whether she liked it or not, Paloma Marquez was in Mexico City for a whole month.? In this enchanting middle grade mystery, we follow 12-year-old Paloma Marquez and her professor mother to Mexico City as she is invol...

    Paloma is spending some time in Mexico with her mother, who has been trying to take Paloma to Mexico her whole life to bring her closer to her father, who died when she was a baby. Paloma is a great character--quirky, curious, imperfect when it comes to hobbies or following her heart o...

    I really enjoyed the middle grade mystery! Paloma Marquez' isn't excited about having to be in Mexico to be with her mom who's received a 4 week fellowship but the trip quickly turns into a search mission to recover the missing peacock ring belonging to Frida Kahlo and helping her frie...

    Enjoyable mystery which brings some of the Mexican culture and the art of Frida Kahlo to life. In this story Paloma is visiting her deceased father's birthplace for the first time and while there learns more about her father through memories, discovers the great art of Frida Kahlo, and...

    This book is like a modern Nancy Drew set in Mexico. In fact, Paloma is obsessed with a young mystery solver named Lulu Pennywhistle. Paloma has read all the books. So when she's in Mexico with her mom for a month to discover her dad's home country, and a mystery falls into her lap, Pa...

    Middle grade mystery. Paloma was not excited to spend the summer in Mexico. Once she arrived, she met several young people and became involved in solving a mystery and learning about art. She does solve the mystery of Frida's missing peacock ring, learns more about her art and makes...

    A fun read with an engaging mystery for middle grade readers. Love Cervantes introduction of a Kansas tween to Mexican culture. She does a great job of weaving the vibrant culture into the mystery. Great potential for a series. ...

    Really enjoyed this MG mystery set in the hometown of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. ...

    Art history mystery: perfect summer reading for sleuth fans, would also work well as a classroom read-aloud ...

  • Barbara
    Mar 11, 2018

    3.5 for this one, a delightful page-turner for middle graders. Although twelve-year-old Paloma Marquez is not particularly thrilled with having to spend part of her summer in Coyoacan, Mexico, while her mother is there on a fellowship, she does value the chance to get in touch with her...

  • Jez
    Jan 14, 2018

    3.5 for this one, a delightful page-turner for middle graders. Although twelve-year-old Paloma Marquez is not particularly thrilled with having to spend part of her summer in Coyoacan, Mexico, while her mother is there on a fellowship, she does value the chance to get in touch with her...

    Fun story. My favorite part, in truth, was that one of the characters was a 12-year old female trumpet player in a Mexican mariachi band. LOVE. ...

    Enjoyed this middle grade mystery. So happy to find a story with central characters who are smart, fun, interested in and involved with education & art AND Hispanic demonstrating that the Mexican culture is just as diverse and fabulous as any other. Loved the Frida Kahlo informatio...

    4.5 stars. An exciting middle grade mystery also filled with lots to learn about Frida Kahlo, but in a way that feels fun and not just rattling-off information. Wonderful upcoming diverse book that I highly recommend for readers both young and old to get lost in case of Frida's missing...

    E ARC provided by Edelweiss Plus Paloma Marquez has to spend the summer in Mexico City with her mother, who has gotten a fellowship to study there. Paloma would rather be back home with her friends in Kansas, but she is somewhat interested to be living just a few streets away fr...

    For rising seventh grader Paloma, a month in Mexico is not a dream vacation. For one thing, she's going with her mother. For another thing, she doesn't know the language. How is she supposed to make any friends? It doesn't take long for Paloma to discover that language will not be ...

    Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring by Angela Cervantes. 240 pages. Scholastic Press, 2018. $17. Language: G; Mature Content: G; Violence: PG (some danger) EL ? OPTIONAL. Paloma, a 7th grader, is in Mexico City with her mother for the month this summer. With her limite...

    ?Me, Frida and the Secret Peacock? by Angela Cervantes ?Whether she liked it or not, Paloma Marquez was in Mexico City for a whole month.? In this enchanting middle grade mystery, we follow 12-year-old Paloma Marquez and her professor mother to Mexico City as she is invol...

    Paloma is spending some time in Mexico with her mother, who has been trying to take Paloma to Mexico her whole life to bring her closer to her father, who died when she was a baby. Paloma is a great character--quirky, curious, imperfect when it comes to hobbies or following her heart o...

    I really enjoyed the middle grade mystery! Paloma Marquez' isn't excited about having to be in Mexico to be with her mom who's received a 4 week fellowship but the trip quickly turns into a search mission to recover the missing peacock ring belonging to Frida Kahlo and helping her frie...

    Enjoyable mystery which brings some of the Mexican culture and the art of Frida Kahlo to life. In this story Paloma is visiting her deceased father's birthplace for the first time and while there learns more about her father through memories, discovers the great art of Frida Kahlo, and...

  • Korie
    Apr 18, 2018

    3.5 for this one, a delightful page-turner for middle graders. Although twelve-year-old Paloma Marquez is not particularly thrilled with having to spend part of her summer in Coyoacan, Mexico, while her mother is there on a fellowship, she does value the chance to get in touch with her...

    Fun story. My favorite part, in truth, was that one of the characters was a 12-year old female trumpet player in a Mexican mariachi band. LOVE. ...

    Enjoyed this middle grade mystery. So happy to find a story with central characters who are smart, fun, interested in and involved with education & art AND Hispanic demonstrating that the Mexican culture is just as diverse and fabulous as any other. Loved the Frida Kahlo informatio...

    4.5 stars. An exciting middle grade mystery also filled with lots to learn about Frida Kahlo, but in a way that feels fun and not just rattling-off information. Wonderful upcoming diverse book that I highly recommend for readers both young and old to get lost in case of Frida's missing...

    E ARC provided by Edelweiss Plus Paloma Marquez has to spend the summer in Mexico City with her mother, who has gotten a fellowship to study there. Paloma would rather be back home with her friends in Kansas, but she is somewhat interested to be living just a few streets away fr...

    For rising seventh grader Paloma, a month in Mexico is not a dream vacation. For one thing, she's going with her mother. For another thing, she doesn't know the language. How is she supposed to make any friends? It doesn't take long for Paloma to discover that language will not be ...

    Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring by Angela Cervantes. 240 pages. Scholastic Press, 2018. $17. Language: G; Mature Content: G; Violence: PG (some danger) EL ? OPTIONAL. Paloma, a 7th grader, is in Mexico City with her mother for the month this summer. With her limite...

    ?Me, Frida and the Secret Peacock? by Angela Cervantes ?Whether she liked it or not, Paloma Marquez was in Mexico City for a whole month.? In this enchanting middle grade mystery, we follow 12-year-old Paloma Marquez and her professor mother to Mexico City as she is invol...

    Paloma is spending some time in Mexico with her mother, who has been trying to take Paloma to Mexico her whole life to bring her closer to her father, who died when she was a baby. Paloma is a great character--quirky, curious, imperfect when it comes to hobbies or following her heart o...

    I really enjoyed the middle grade mystery! Paloma Marquez' isn't excited about having to be in Mexico to be with her mom who's received a 4 week fellowship but the trip quickly turns into a search mission to recover the missing peacock ring belonging to Frida Kahlo and helping her frie...

    Enjoyable mystery which brings some of the Mexican culture and the art of Frida Kahlo to life. In this story Paloma is visiting her deceased father's birthplace for the first time and while there learns more about her father through memories, discovers the great art of Frida Kahlo, and...

    This book is like a modern Nancy Drew set in Mexico. In fact, Paloma is obsessed with a young mystery solver named Lulu Pennywhistle. Paloma has read all the books. So when she's in Mexico with her mom for a month to discover her dad's home country, and a mystery falls into her lap, Pa...

    Middle grade mystery. Paloma was not excited to spend the summer in Mexico. Once she arrived, she met several young people and became involved in solving a mystery and learning about art. She does solve the mystery of Frida's missing peacock ring, learns more about her art and makes...

    A fun read with an engaging mystery for middle grade readers. Love Cervantes introduction of a Kansas tween to Mexican culture. She does a great job of weaving the vibrant culture into the mystery. Great potential for a series. ...

    Really enjoyed this MG mystery set in the hometown of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. ...

    Art history mystery: perfect summer reading for sleuth fans, would also work well as a classroom read-aloud ...

    This is a fun mystery written for middle school. ...

    I feel like there weren't enough clues to make this a true mystery, and by the end I had to force myself to finish. Nice twist on some secret identities, though. ...

    2018 Popsugar Reading challenge: a book based on a real person ...

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  • Margie's Must Reads
    May 18, 2018

    3.5 for this one, a delightful page-turner for middle graders. Although twelve-year-old Paloma Marquez is not particularly thrilled with having to spend part of her summer in Coyoacan, Mexico, while her mother is there on a fellowship, she does value the chance to get in touch with her...

    Fun story. My favorite part, in truth, was that one of the characters was a 12-year old female trumpet player in a Mexican mariachi band. LOVE. ...

    Enjoyed this middle grade mystery. So happy to find a story with central characters who are smart, fun, interested in and involved with education & art AND Hispanic demonstrating that the Mexican culture is just as diverse and fabulous as any other. Loved the Frida Kahlo informatio...

    4.5 stars. An exciting middle grade mystery also filled with lots to learn about Frida Kahlo, but in a way that feels fun and not just rattling-off information. Wonderful upcoming diverse book that I highly recommend for readers both young and old to get lost in case of Frida's missing...

    E ARC provided by Edelweiss Plus Paloma Marquez has to spend the summer in Mexico City with her mother, who has gotten a fellowship to study there. Paloma would rather be back home with her friends in Kansas, but she is somewhat interested to be living just a few streets away fr...

    For rising seventh grader Paloma, a month in Mexico is not a dream vacation. For one thing, she's going with her mother. For another thing, she doesn't know the language. How is she supposed to make any friends? It doesn't take long for Paloma to discover that language will not be ...

    Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring by Angela Cervantes. 240 pages. Scholastic Press, 2018. $17. Language: G; Mature Content: G; Violence: PG (some danger) EL ? OPTIONAL. Paloma, a 7th grader, is in Mexico City with her mother for the month this summer. With her limite...

    ?Me, Frida and the Secret Peacock? by Angela Cervantes ?Whether she liked it or not, Paloma Marquez was in Mexico City for a whole month.? In this enchanting middle grade mystery, we follow 12-year-old Paloma Marquez and her professor mother to Mexico City as she is invol...

  • Ms. Yingling
    Feb 07, 2018

    3.5 for this one, a delightful page-turner for middle graders. Although twelve-year-old Paloma Marquez is not particularly thrilled with having to spend part of her summer in Coyoacan, Mexico, while her mother is there on a fellowship, she does value the chance to get in touch with her...

    Fun story. My favorite part, in truth, was that one of the characters was a 12-year old female trumpet player in a Mexican mariachi band. LOVE. ...

    Enjoyed this middle grade mystery. So happy to find a story with central characters who are smart, fun, interested in and involved with education & art AND Hispanic demonstrating that the Mexican culture is just as diverse and fabulous as any other. Loved the Frida Kahlo informatio...

    4.5 stars. An exciting middle grade mystery also filled with lots to learn about Frida Kahlo, but in a way that feels fun and not just rattling-off information. Wonderful upcoming diverse book that I highly recommend for readers both young and old to get lost in case of Frida's missing...

    E ARC provided by Edelweiss Plus Paloma Marquez has to spend the summer in Mexico City with her mother, who has gotten a fellowship to study there. Paloma would rather be back home with her friends in Kansas, but she is somewhat interested to be living just a few streets away fr...

  • Heather
    Apr 24, 2018

    3.5 for this one, a delightful page-turner for middle graders. Although twelve-year-old Paloma Marquez is not particularly thrilled with having to spend part of her summer in Coyoacan, Mexico, while her mother is there on a fellowship, she does value the chance to get in touch with her...

    Fun story. My favorite part, in truth, was that one of the characters was a 12-year old female trumpet player in a Mexican mariachi band. LOVE. ...

    Enjoyed this middle grade mystery. So happy to find a story with central characters who are smart, fun, interested in and involved with education & art AND Hispanic demonstrating that the Mexican culture is just as diverse and fabulous as any other. Loved the Frida Kahlo informatio...

    4.5 stars. An exciting middle grade mystery also filled with lots to learn about Frida Kahlo, but in a way that feels fun and not just rattling-off information. Wonderful upcoming diverse book that I highly recommend for readers both young and old to get lost in case of Frida's missing...

    E ARC provided by Edelweiss Plus Paloma Marquez has to spend the summer in Mexico City with her mother, who has gotten a fellowship to study there. Paloma would rather be back home with her friends in Kansas, but she is somewhat interested to be living just a few streets away fr...

    For rising seventh grader Paloma, a month in Mexico is not a dream vacation. For one thing, she's going with her mother. For another thing, she doesn't know the language. How is she supposed to make any friends? It doesn't take long for Paloma to discover that language will not be ...

    Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring by Angela Cervantes. 240 pages. Scholastic Press, 2018. $17. Language: G; Mature Content: G; Violence: PG (some danger) EL ? OPTIONAL. Paloma, a 7th grader, is in Mexico City with her mother for the month this summer. With her limite...

    ?Me, Frida and the Secret Peacock? by Angela Cervantes ?Whether she liked it or not, Paloma Marquez was in Mexico City for a whole month.? In this enchanting middle grade mystery, we follow 12-year-old Paloma Marquez and her professor mother to Mexico City as she is invol...

    Paloma is spending some time in Mexico with her mother, who has been trying to take Paloma to Mexico her whole life to bring her closer to her father, who died when she was a baby. Paloma is a great character--quirky, curious, imperfect when it comes to hobbies or following her heart o...

    I really enjoyed the middle grade mystery! Paloma Marquez' isn't excited about having to be in Mexico to be with her mom who's received a 4 week fellowship but the trip quickly turns into a search mission to recover the missing peacock ring belonging to Frida Kahlo and helping her frie...

    Enjoyable mystery which brings some of the Mexican culture and the art of Frida Kahlo to life. In this story Paloma is visiting her deceased father's birthplace for the first time and while there learns more about her father through memories, discovers the great art of Frida Kahlo, and...

    This book is like a modern Nancy Drew set in Mexico. In fact, Paloma is obsessed with a young mystery solver named Lulu Pennywhistle. Paloma has read all the books. So when she's in Mexico with her mom for a month to discover her dad's home country, and a mystery falls into her lap, Pa...

    Middle grade mystery. Paloma was not excited to spend the summer in Mexico. Once she arrived, she met several young people and became involved in solving a mystery and learning about art. She does solve the mystery of Frida's missing peacock ring, learns more about her art and makes...

    A fun read with an engaging mystery for middle grade readers. Love Cervantes introduction of a Kansas tween to Mexican culture. She does a great job of weaving the vibrant culture into the mystery. Great potential for a series. ...

    Really enjoyed this MG mystery set in the hometown of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. ...

    Art history mystery: perfect summer reading for sleuth fans, would also work well as a classroom read-aloud ...

    This is a fun mystery written for middle school. ...

    I feel like there weren't enough clues to make this a true mystery, and by the end I had to force myself to finish. Nice twist on some secret identities, though. ...

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  • Jessica
    Apr 01, 2018

    3.5 for this one, a delightful page-turner for middle graders. Although twelve-year-old Paloma Marquez is not particularly thrilled with having to spend part of her summer in Coyoacan, Mexico, while her mother is there on a fellowship, she does value the chance to get in touch with her...

    Fun story. My favorite part, in truth, was that one of the characters was a 12-year old female trumpet player in a Mexican mariachi band. LOVE. ...

    Enjoyed this middle grade mystery. So happy to find a story with central characters who are smart, fun, interested in and involved with education & art AND Hispanic demonstrating that the Mexican culture is just as diverse and fabulous as any other. Loved the Frida Kahlo informatio...

    4.5 stars. An exciting middle grade mystery also filled with lots to learn about Frida Kahlo, but in a way that feels fun and not just rattling-off information. Wonderful upcoming diverse book that I highly recommend for readers both young and old to get lost in case of Frida's missing...

    E ARC provided by Edelweiss Plus Paloma Marquez has to spend the summer in Mexico City with her mother, who has gotten a fellowship to study there. Paloma would rather be back home with her friends in Kansas, but she is somewhat interested to be living just a few streets away fr...

    For rising seventh grader Paloma, a month in Mexico is not a dream vacation. For one thing, she's going with her mother. For another thing, she doesn't know the language. How is she supposed to make any friends? It doesn't take long for Paloma to discover that language will not be ...

    Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring by Angela Cervantes. 240 pages. Scholastic Press, 2018. $17. Language: G; Mature Content: G; Violence: PG (some danger) EL ? OPTIONAL. Paloma, a 7th grader, is in Mexico City with her mother for the month this summer. With her limite...

    ?Me, Frida and the Secret Peacock? by Angela Cervantes ?Whether she liked it or not, Paloma Marquez was in Mexico City for a whole month.? In this enchanting middle grade mystery, we follow 12-year-old Paloma Marquez and her professor mother to Mexico City as she is invol...

    Paloma is spending some time in Mexico with her mother, who has been trying to take Paloma to Mexico her whole life to bring her closer to her father, who died when she was a baby. Paloma is a great character--quirky, curious, imperfect when it comes to hobbies or following her heart o...

    I really enjoyed the middle grade mystery! Paloma Marquez' isn't excited about having to be in Mexico to be with her mom who's received a 4 week fellowship but the trip quickly turns into a search mission to recover the missing peacock ring belonging to Frida Kahlo and helping her frie...

    Enjoyable mystery which brings some of the Mexican culture and the art of Frida Kahlo to life. In this story Paloma is visiting her deceased father's birthplace for the first time and while there learns more about her father through memories, discovers the great art of Frida Kahlo, and...

    This book is like a modern Nancy Drew set in Mexico. In fact, Paloma is obsessed with a young mystery solver named Lulu Pennywhistle. Paloma has read all the books. So when she's in Mexico with her mom for a month to discover her dad's home country, and a mystery falls into her lap, Pa...

    Middle grade mystery. Paloma was not excited to spend the summer in Mexico. Once she arrived, she met several young people and became involved in solving a mystery and learning about art. She does solve the mystery of Frida's missing peacock ring, learns more about her art and makes...

    A fun read with an engaging mystery for middle grade readers. Love Cervantes introduction of a Kansas tween to Mexican culture. She does a great job of weaving the vibrant culture into the mystery. Great potential for a series. ...

    Really enjoyed this MG mystery set in the hometown of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. ...

    Art history mystery: perfect summer reading for sleuth fans, would also work well as a classroom read-aloud ...

    This is a fun mystery written for middle school. ...

    I feel like there weren't enough clues to make this a true mystery, and by the end I had to force myself to finish. Nice twist on some secret identities, though. ...

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  • Meredith
    May 05, 2018

    3.5 for this one, a delightful page-turner for middle graders. Although twelve-year-old Paloma Marquez is not particularly thrilled with having to spend part of her summer in Coyoacan, Mexico, while her mother is there on a fellowship, she does value the chance to get in touch with her...

    Fun story. My favorite part, in truth, was that one of the characters was a 12-year old female trumpet player in a Mexican mariachi band. LOVE. ...

    Enjoyed this middle grade mystery. So happy to find a story with central characters who are smart, fun, interested in and involved with education & art AND Hispanic demonstrating that the Mexican culture is just as diverse and fabulous as any other. Loved the Frida Kahlo informatio...

    4.5 stars. An exciting middle grade mystery also filled with lots to learn about Frida Kahlo, but in a way that feels fun and not just rattling-off information. Wonderful upcoming diverse book that I highly recommend for readers both young and old to get lost in case of Frida's missing...

    E ARC provided by Edelweiss Plus Paloma Marquez has to spend the summer in Mexico City with her mother, who has gotten a fellowship to study there. Paloma would rather be back home with her friends in Kansas, but she is somewhat interested to be living just a few streets away fr...

    For rising seventh grader Paloma, a month in Mexico is not a dream vacation. For one thing, she's going with her mother. For another thing, she doesn't know the language. How is she supposed to make any friends? It doesn't take long for Paloma to discover that language will not be ...

    Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring by Angela Cervantes. 240 pages. Scholastic Press, 2018. $17. Language: G; Mature Content: G; Violence: PG (some danger) EL ? OPTIONAL. Paloma, a 7th grader, is in Mexico City with her mother for the month this summer. With her limite...

    ?Me, Frida and the Secret Peacock? by Angela Cervantes ?Whether she liked it or not, Paloma Marquez was in Mexico City for a whole month.? In this enchanting middle grade mystery, we follow 12-year-old Paloma Marquez and her professor mother to Mexico City as she is invol...

    Paloma is spending some time in Mexico with her mother, who has been trying to take Paloma to Mexico her whole life to bring her closer to her father, who died when she was a baby. Paloma is a great character--quirky, curious, imperfect when it comes to hobbies or following her heart o...

    I really enjoyed the middle grade mystery! Paloma Marquez' isn't excited about having to be in Mexico to be with her mom who's received a 4 week fellowship but the trip quickly turns into a search mission to recover the missing peacock ring belonging to Frida Kahlo and helping her frie...

    Enjoyable mystery which brings some of the Mexican culture and the art of Frida Kahlo to life. In this story Paloma is visiting her deceased father's birthplace for the first time and while there learns more about her father through memories, discovers the great art of Frida Kahlo, and...

    This book is like a modern Nancy Drew set in Mexico. In fact, Paloma is obsessed with a young mystery solver named Lulu Pennywhistle. Paloma has read all the books. So when she's in Mexico with her mom for a month to discover her dad's home country, and a mystery falls into her lap, Pa...

    Middle grade mystery. Paloma was not excited to spend the summer in Mexico. Once she arrived, she met several young people and became involved in solving a mystery and learning about art. She does solve the mystery of Frida's missing peacock ring, learns more about her art and makes...

    A fun read with an engaging mystery for middle grade readers. Love Cervantes introduction of a Kansas tween to Mexican culture. She does a great job of weaving the vibrant culture into the mystery. Great potential for a series. ...

    Really enjoyed this MG mystery set in the hometown of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. ...

    Art history mystery: perfect summer reading for sleuth fans, would also work well as a classroom read-aloud ...

    This is a fun mystery written for middle school. ...

    I feel like there weren't enough clues to make this a true mystery, and by the end I had to force myself to finish. Nice twist on some secret identities, though. ...

  • Pam
    Apr 03, 2018

    3.5 for this one, a delightful page-turner for middle graders. Although twelve-year-old Paloma Marquez is not particularly thrilled with having to spend part of her summer in Coyoacan, Mexico, while her mother is there on a fellowship, she does value the chance to get in touch with her...

    Fun story. My favorite part, in truth, was that one of the characters was a 12-year old female trumpet player in a Mexican mariachi band. LOVE. ...

    Enjoyed this middle grade mystery. So happy to find a story with central characters who are smart, fun, interested in and involved with education & art AND Hispanic demonstrating that the Mexican culture is just as diverse and fabulous as any other. Loved the Frida Kahlo informatio...

    4.5 stars. An exciting middle grade mystery also filled with lots to learn about Frida Kahlo, but in a way that feels fun and not just rattling-off information. Wonderful upcoming diverse book that I highly recommend for readers both young and old to get lost in case of Frida's missing...

    E ARC provided by Edelweiss Plus Paloma Marquez has to spend the summer in Mexico City with her mother, who has gotten a fellowship to study there. Paloma would rather be back home with her friends in Kansas, but she is somewhat interested to be living just a few streets away fr...

    For rising seventh grader Paloma, a month in Mexico is not a dream vacation. For one thing, she's going with her mother. For another thing, she doesn't know the language. How is she supposed to make any friends? It doesn't take long for Paloma to discover that language will not be ...

    Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring by Angela Cervantes. 240 pages. Scholastic Press, 2018. $17. Language: G; Mature Content: G; Violence: PG (some danger) EL ? OPTIONAL. Paloma, a 7th grader, is in Mexico City with her mother for the month this summer. With her limite...

    ?Me, Frida and the Secret Peacock? by Angela Cervantes ?Whether she liked it or not, Paloma Marquez was in Mexico City for a whole month.? In this enchanting middle grade mystery, we follow 12-year-old Paloma Marquez and her professor mother to Mexico City as she is invol...

    Paloma is spending some time in Mexico with her mother, who has been trying to take Paloma to Mexico her whole life to bring her closer to her father, who died when she was a baby. Paloma is a great character--quirky, curious, imperfect when it comes to hobbies or following her heart o...

    I really enjoyed the middle grade mystery! Paloma Marquez' isn't excited about having to be in Mexico to be with her mom who's received a 4 week fellowship but the trip quickly turns into a search mission to recover the missing peacock ring belonging to Frida Kahlo and helping her frie...

    Enjoyable mystery which brings some of the Mexican culture and the art of Frida Kahlo to life. In this story Paloma is visiting her deceased father's birthplace for the first time and while there learns more about her father through memories, discovers the great art of Frida Kahlo, and...

    This book is like a modern Nancy Drew set in Mexico. In fact, Paloma is obsessed with a young mystery solver named Lulu Pennywhistle. Paloma has read all the books. So when she's in Mexico with her mom for a month to discover her dad's home country, and a mystery falls into her lap, Pa...

    Middle grade mystery. Paloma was not excited to spend the summer in Mexico. Once she arrived, she met several young people and became involved in solving a mystery and learning about art. She does solve the mystery of Frida's missing peacock ring, learns more about her art and makes...

  • Danielle
    Mar 01, 2018

    3.5 for this one, a delightful page-turner for middle graders. Although twelve-year-old Paloma Marquez is not particularly thrilled with having to spend part of her summer in Coyoacan, Mexico, while her mother is there on a fellowship, she does value the chance to get in touch with her...

    Fun story. My favorite part, in truth, was that one of the characters was a 12-year old female trumpet player in a Mexican mariachi band. LOVE. ...

    Enjoyed this middle grade mystery. So happy to find a story with central characters who are smart, fun, interested in and involved with education & art AND Hispanic demonstrating that the Mexican culture is just as diverse and fabulous as any other. Loved the Frida Kahlo informatio...

    4.5 stars. An exciting middle grade mystery also filled with lots to learn about Frida Kahlo, but in a way that feels fun and not just rattling-off information. Wonderful upcoming diverse book that I highly recommend for readers both young and old to get lost in case of Frida's missing...

    E ARC provided by Edelweiss Plus Paloma Marquez has to spend the summer in Mexico City with her mother, who has gotten a fellowship to study there. Paloma would rather be back home with her friends in Kansas, but she is somewhat interested to be living just a few streets away fr...

    For rising seventh grader Paloma, a month in Mexico is not a dream vacation. For one thing, she's going with her mother. For another thing, she doesn't know the language. How is she supposed to make any friends? It doesn't take long for Paloma to discover that language will not be ...

    Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring by Angela Cervantes. 240 pages. Scholastic Press, 2018. $17. Language: G; Mature Content: G; Violence: PG (some danger) EL ? OPTIONAL. Paloma, a 7th grader, is in Mexico City with her mother for the month this summer. With her limite...

    ?Me, Frida and the Secret Peacock? by Angela Cervantes ?Whether she liked it or not, Paloma Marquez was in Mexico City for a whole month.? In this enchanting middle grade mystery, we follow 12-year-old Paloma Marquez and her professor mother to Mexico City as she is invol...

    Paloma is spending some time in Mexico with her mother, who has been trying to take Paloma to Mexico her whole life to bring her closer to her father, who died when she was a baby. Paloma is a great character--quirky, curious, imperfect when it comes to hobbies or following her heart o...

    I really enjoyed the middle grade mystery! Paloma Marquez' isn't excited about having to be in Mexico to be with her mom who's received a 4 week fellowship but the trip quickly turns into a search mission to recover the missing peacock ring belonging to Frida Kahlo and helping her frie...

    Enjoyable mystery which brings some of the Mexican culture and the art of Frida Kahlo to life. In this story Paloma is visiting her deceased father's birthplace for the first time and while there learns more about her father through memories, discovers the great art of Frida Kahlo, and...

    This book is like a modern Nancy Drew set in Mexico. In fact, Paloma is obsessed with a young mystery solver named Lulu Pennywhistle. Paloma has read all the books. So when she's in Mexico with her mom for a month to discover her dad's home country, and a mystery falls into her lap, Pa...

    Middle grade mystery. Paloma was not excited to spend the summer in Mexico. Once she arrived, she met several young people and became involved in solving a mystery and learning about art. She does solve the mystery of Frida's missing peacock ring, learns more about her art and makes...

    A fun read with an engaging mystery for middle grade readers. Love Cervantes introduction of a Kansas tween to Mexican culture. She does a great job of weaving the vibrant culture into the mystery. Great potential for a series. ...

    Really enjoyed this MG mystery set in the hometown of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. ...

    Art history mystery: perfect summer reading for sleuth fans, would also work well as a classroom read-aloud ...

    This is a fun mystery written for middle school. ...

    I feel like there weren't enough clues to make this a true mystery, and by the end I had to force myself to finish. Nice twist on some secret identities, though. ...

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  • Gwyn
    Jun 03, 2018

    3.5 for this one, a delightful page-turner for middle graders. Although twelve-year-old Paloma Marquez is not particularly thrilled with having to spend part of her summer in Coyoacan, Mexico, while her mother is there on a fellowship, she does value the chance to get in touch with her...

    Fun story. My favorite part, in truth, was that one of the characters was a 12-year old female trumpet player in a Mexican mariachi band. LOVE. ...

    Enjoyed this middle grade mystery. So happy to find a story with central characters who are smart, fun, interested in and involved with education & art AND Hispanic demonstrating that the Mexican culture is just as diverse and fabulous as any other. Loved the Frida Kahlo informatio...

    4.5 stars. An exciting middle grade mystery also filled with lots to learn about Frida Kahlo, but in a way that feels fun and not just rattling-off information. Wonderful upcoming diverse book that I highly recommend for readers both young and old to get lost in case of Frida's missing...

    E ARC provided by Edelweiss Plus Paloma Marquez has to spend the summer in Mexico City with her mother, who has gotten a fellowship to study there. Paloma would rather be back home with her friends in Kansas, but she is somewhat interested to be living just a few streets away fr...

    For rising seventh grader Paloma, a month in Mexico is not a dream vacation. For one thing, she's going with her mother. For another thing, she doesn't know the language. How is she supposed to make any friends? It doesn't take long for Paloma to discover that language will not be ...

    Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring by Angela Cervantes. 240 pages. Scholastic Press, 2018. $17. Language: G; Mature Content: G; Violence: PG (some danger) EL ? OPTIONAL. Paloma, a 7th grader, is in Mexico City with her mother for the month this summer. With her limite...

    ?Me, Frida and the Secret Peacock? by Angela Cervantes ?Whether she liked it or not, Paloma Marquez was in Mexico City for a whole month.? In this enchanting middle grade mystery, we follow 12-year-old Paloma Marquez and her professor mother to Mexico City as she is invol...

    Paloma is spending some time in Mexico with her mother, who has been trying to take Paloma to Mexico her whole life to bring her closer to her father, who died when she was a baby. Paloma is a great character--quirky, curious, imperfect when it comes to hobbies or following her heart o...

    I really enjoyed the middle grade mystery! Paloma Marquez' isn't excited about having to be in Mexico to be with her mom who's received a 4 week fellowship but the trip quickly turns into a search mission to recover the missing peacock ring belonging to Frida Kahlo and helping her frie...

    Enjoyable mystery which brings some of the Mexican culture and the art of Frida Kahlo to life. In this story Paloma is visiting her deceased father's birthplace for the first time and while there learns more about her father through memories, discovers the great art of Frida Kahlo, and...

    This book is like a modern Nancy Drew set in Mexico. In fact, Paloma is obsessed with a young mystery solver named Lulu Pennywhistle. Paloma has read all the books. So when she's in Mexico with her mom for a month to discover her dad's home country, and a mystery falls into her lap, Pa...

    Middle grade mystery. Paloma was not excited to spend the summer in Mexico. Once she arrived, she met several young people and became involved in solving a mystery and learning about art. She does solve the mystery of Frida's missing peacock ring, learns more about her art and makes...

    A fun read with an engaging mystery for middle grade readers. Love Cervantes introduction of a Kansas tween to Mexican culture. She does a great job of weaving the vibrant culture into the mystery. Great potential for a series. ...

    Really enjoyed this MG mystery set in the hometown of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. ...

    Art history mystery: perfect summer reading for sleuth fans, would also work well as a classroom read-aloud ...

    This is a fun mystery written for middle school. ...

    I feel like there weren't enough clues to make this a true mystery, and by the end I had to force myself to finish. Nice twist on some secret identities, though. ...

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  • Katie Spina
    Jun 09, 2018

    3.5 for this one, a delightful page-turner for middle graders. Although twelve-year-old Paloma Marquez is not particularly thrilled with having to spend part of her summer in Coyoacan, Mexico, while her mother is there on a fellowship, she does value the chance to get in touch with her...

    Fun story. My favorite part, in truth, was that one of the characters was a 12-year old female trumpet player in a Mexican mariachi band. LOVE. ...

    Enjoyed this middle grade mystery. So happy to find a story with central characters who are smart, fun, interested in and involved with education & art AND Hispanic demonstrating that the Mexican culture is just as diverse and fabulous as any other. Loved the Frida Kahlo informatio...

    4.5 stars. An exciting middle grade mystery also filled with lots to learn about Frida Kahlo, but in a way that feels fun and not just rattling-off information. Wonderful upcoming diverse book that I highly recommend for readers both young and old to get lost in case of Frida's missing...

    E ARC provided by Edelweiss Plus Paloma Marquez has to spend the summer in Mexico City with her mother, who has gotten a fellowship to study there. Paloma would rather be back home with her friends in Kansas, but she is somewhat interested to be living just a few streets away fr...

    For rising seventh grader Paloma, a month in Mexico is not a dream vacation. For one thing, she's going with her mother. For another thing, she doesn't know the language. How is she supposed to make any friends? It doesn't take long for Paloma to discover that language will not be ...

    Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring by Angela Cervantes. 240 pages. Scholastic Press, 2018. $17. Language: G; Mature Content: G; Violence: PG (some danger) EL ? OPTIONAL. Paloma, a 7th grader, is in Mexico City with her mother for the month this summer. With her limite...

    ?Me, Frida and the Secret Peacock? by Angela Cervantes ?Whether she liked it or not, Paloma Marquez was in Mexico City for a whole month.? In this enchanting middle grade mystery, we follow 12-year-old Paloma Marquez and her professor mother to Mexico City as she is invol...

    Paloma is spending some time in Mexico with her mother, who has been trying to take Paloma to Mexico her whole life to bring her closer to her father, who died when she was a baby. Paloma is a great character--quirky, curious, imperfect when it comes to hobbies or following her heart o...

    I really enjoyed the middle grade mystery! Paloma Marquez' isn't excited about having to be in Mexico to be with her mom who's received a 4 week fellowship but the trip quickly turns into a search mission to recover the missing peacock ring belonging to Frida Kahlo and helping her frie...

    Enjoyable mystery which brings some of the Mexican culture and the art of Frida Kahlo to life. In this story Paloma is visiting her deceased father's birthplace for the first time and while there learns more about her father through memories, discovers the great art of Frida Kahlo, and...

    This book is like a modern Nancy Drew set in Mexico. In fact, Paloma is obsessed with a young mystery solver named Lulu Pennywhistle. Paloma has read all the books. So when she's in Mexico with her mom for a month to discover her dad's home country, and a mystery falls into her lap, Pa...

  • Janet Rundquist
    May 27, 2018

    3.5 for this one, a delightful page-turner for middle graders. Although twelve-year-old Paloma Marquez is not particularly thrilled with having to spend part of her summer in Coyoacan, Mexico, while her mother is there on a fellowship, she does value the chance to get in touch with her...

    Fun story. My favorite part, in truth, was that one of the characters was a 12-year old female trumpet player in a Mexican mariachi band. LOVE. ...

  • Andrew
    Sep 20, 2017

    3.5 for this one, a delightful page-turner for middle graders. Although twelve-year-old Paloma Marquez is not particularly thrilled with having to spend part of her summer in Coyoacan, Mexico, while her mother is there on a fellowship, she does value the chance to get in touch with her...

    Fun story. My favorite part, in truth, was that one of the characters was a 12-year old female trumpet player in a Mexican mariachi band. LOVE. ...

    Enjoyed this middle grade mystery. So happy to find a story with central characters who are smart, fun, interested in and involved with education & art AND Hispanic demonstrating that the Mexican culture is just as diverse and fabulous as any other. Loved the Frida Kahlo informatio...

    4.5 stars. An exciting middle grade mystery also filled with lots to learn about Frida Kahlo, but in a way that feels fun and not just rattling-off information. Wonderful upcoming diverse book that I highly recommend for readers both young and old to get lost in case of Frida's missing...

  • Becky
    Apr 28, 2018

    3.5 for this one, a delightful page-turner for middle graders. Although twelve-year-old Paloma Marquez is not particularly thrilled with having to spend part of her summer in Coyoacan, Mexico, while her mother is there on a fellowship, she does value the chance to get in touch with her...

    Fun story. My favorite part, in truth, was that one of the characters was a 12-year old female trumpet player in a Mexican mariachi band. LOVE. ...

    Enjoyed this middle grade mystery. So happy to find a story with central characters who are smart, fun, interested in and involved with education & art AND Hispanic demonstrating that the Mexican culture is just as diverse and fabulous as any other. Loved the Frida Kahlo informatio...

    4.5 stars. An exciting middle grade mystery also filled with lots to learn about Frida Kahlo, but in a way that feels fun and not just rattling-off information. Wonderful upcoming diverse book that I highly recommend for readers both young and old to get lost in case of Frida's missing...

    E ARC provided by Edelweiss Plus Paloma Marquez has to spend the summer in Mexico City with her mother, who has gotten a fellowship to study there. Paloma would rather be back home with her friends in Kansas, but she is somewhat interested to be living just a few streets away fr...

    For rising seventh grader Paloma, a month in Mexico is not a dream vacation. For one thing, she's going with her mother. For another thing, she doesn't know the language. How is she supposed to make any friends? It doesn't take long for Paloma to discover that language will not be ...

    Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring by Angela Cervantes. 240 pages. Scholastic Press, 2018. $17. Language: G; Mature Content: G; Violence: PG (some danger) EL ? OPTIONAL. Paloma, a 7th grader, is in Mexico City with her mother for the month this summer. With her limite...

    ?Me, Frida and the Secret Peacock? by Angela Cervantes ?Whether she liked it or not, Paloma Marquez was in Mexico City for a whole month.? In this enchanting middle grade mystery, we follow 12-year-old Paloma Marquez and her professor mother to Mexico City as she is invol...

    Paloma is spending some time in Mexico with her mother, who has been trying to take Paloma to Mexico her whole life to bring her closer to her father, who died when she was a baby. Paloma is a great character--quirky, curious, imperfect when it comes to hobbies or following her heart o...

    I really enjoyed the middle grade mystery! Paloma Marquez' isn't excited about having to be in Mexico to be with her mom who's received a 4 week fellowship but the trip quickly turns into a search mission to recover the missing peacock ring belonging to Frida Kahlo and helping her frie...

  • Esther Reid
    Jun 15, 2018

    3.5 for this one, a delightful page-turner for middle graders. Although twelve-year-old Paloma Marquez is not particularly thrilled with having to spend part of her summer in Coyoacan, Mexico, while her mother is there on a fellowship, she does value the chance to get in touch with her...

    Fun story. My favorite part, in truth, was that one of the characters was a 12-year old female trumpet player in a Mexican mariachi band. LOVE. ...

    Enjoyed this middle grade mystery. So happy to find a story with central characters who are smart, fun, interested in and involved with education & art AND Hispanic demonstrating that the Mexican culture is just as diverse and fabulous as any other. Loved the Frida Kahlo informatio...

    4.5 stars. An exciting middle grade mystery also filled with lots to learn about Frida Kahlo, but in a way that feels fun and not just rattling-off information. Wonderful upcoming diverse book that I highly recommend for readers both young and old to get lost in case of Frida's missing...

    E ARC provided by Edelweiss Plus Paloma Marquez has to spend the summer in Mexico City with her mother, who has gotten a fellowship to study there. Paloma would rather be back home with her friends in Kansas, but she is somewhat interested to be living just a few streets away fr...

    For rising seventh grader Paloma, a month in Mexico is not a dream vacation. For one thing, she's going with her mother. For another thing, she doesn't know the language. How is she supposed to make any friends? It doesn't take long for Paloma to discover that language will not be ...

    Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring by Angela Cervantes. 240 pages. Scholastic Press, 2018. $17. Language: G; Mature Content: G; Violence: PG (some danger) EL ? OPTIONAL. Paloma, a 7th grader, is in Mexico City with her mother for the month this summer. With her limite...

    ?Me, Frida and the Secret Peacock? by Angela Cervantes ?Whether she liked it or not, Paloma Marquez was in Mexico City for a whole month.? In this enchanting middle grade mystery, we follow 12-year-old Paloma Marquez and her professor mother to Mexico City as she is invol...

    Paloma is spending some time in Mexico with her mother, who has been trying to take Paloma to Mexico her whole life to bring her closer to her father, who died when she was a baby. Paloma is a great character--quirky, curious, imperfect when it comes to hobbies or following her heart o...

    I really enjoyed the middle grade mystery! Paloma Marquez' isn't excited about having to be in Mexico to be with her mom who's received a 4 week fellowship but the trip quickly turns into a search mission to recover the missing peacock ring belonging to Frida Kahlo and helping her frie...

    Enjoyable mystery which brings some of the Mexican culture and the art of Frida Kahlo to life. In this story Paloma is visiting her deceased father's birthplace for the first time and while there learns more about her father through memories, discovers the great art of Frida Kahlo, and...

    This book is like a modern Nancy Drew set in Mexico. In fact, Paloma is obsessed with a young mystery solver named Lulu Pennywhistle. Paloma has read all the books. So when she's in Mexico with her mom for a month to discover her dad's home country, and a mystery falls into her lap, Pa...

    Middle grade mystery. Paloma was not excited to spend the summer in Mexico. Once she arrived, she met several young people and became involved in solving a mystery and learning about art. She does solve the mystery of Frida's missing peacock ring, learns more about her art and makes...

    A fun read with an engaging mystery for middle grade readers. Love Cervantes introduction of a Kansas tween to Mexican culture. She does a great job of weaving the vibrant culture into the mystery. Great potential for a series. ...

    Really enjoyed this MG mystery set in the hometown of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. ...

    Art history mystery: perfect summer reading for sleuth fans, would also work well as a classroom read-aloud ...

    This is a fun mystery written for middle school. ...

    I feel like there weren't enough clues to make this a true mystery, and by the end I had to force myself to finish. Nice twist on some secret identities, though. ...

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  • Annalisa
    Apr 27, 2018

    3.5 for this one, a delightful page-turner for middle graders. Although twelve-year-old Paloma Marquez is not particularly thrilled with having to spend part of her summer in Coyoacan, Mexico, while her mother is there on a fellowship, she does value the chance to get in touch with her...

    Fun story. My favorite part, in truth, was that one of the characters was a 12-year old female trumpet player in a Mexican mariachi band. LOVE. ...

    Enjoyed this middle grade mystery. So happy to find a story with central characters who are smart, fun, interested in and involved with education & art AND Hispanic demonstrating that the Mexican culture is just as diverse and fabulous as any other. Loved the Frida Kahlo informatio...

    4.5 stars. An exciting middle grade mystery also filled with lots to learn about Frida Kahlo, but in a way that feels fun and not just rattling-off information. Wonderful upcoming diverse book that I highly recommend for readers both young and old to get lost in case of Frida's missing...

    E ARC provided by Edelweiss Plus Paloma Marquez has to spend the summer in Mexico City with her mother, who has gotten a fellowship to study there. Paloma would rather be back home with her friends in Kansas, but she is somewhat interested to be living just a few streets away fr...

    For rising seventh grader Paloma, a month in Mexico is not a dream vacation. For one thing, she's going with her mother. For another thing, she doesn't know the language. How is she supposed to make any friends? It doesn't take long for Paloma to discover that language will not be ...

    Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring by Angela Cervantes. 240 pages. Scholastic Press, 2018. $17. Language: G; Mature Content: G; Violence: PG (some danger) EL ? OPTIONAL. Paloma, a 7th grader, is in Mexico City with her mother for the month this summer. With her limite...

    ?Me, Frida and the Secret Peacock? by Angela Cervantes ?Whether she liked it or not, Paloma Marquez was in Mexico City for a whole month.? In this enchanting middle grade mystery, we follow 12-year-old Paloma Marquez and her professor mother to Mexico City as she is invol...

    Paloma is spending some time in Mexico with her mother, who has been trying to take Paloma to Mexico her whole life to bring her closer to her father, who died when she was a baby. Paloma is a great character--quirky, curious, imperfect when it comes to hobbies or following her heart o...

    I really enjoyed the middle grade mystery! Paloma Marquez' isn't excited about having to be in Mexico to be with her mom who's received a 4 week fellowship but the trip quickly turns into a search mission to recover the missing peacock ring belonging to Frida Kahlo and helping her frie...

    Enjoyable mystery which brings some of the Mexican culture and the art of Frida Kahlo to life. In this story Paloma is visiting her deceased father's birthplace for the first time and while there learns more about her father through memories, discovers the great art of Frida Kahlo, and...

    This book is like a modern Nancy Drew set in Mexico. In fact, Paloma is obsessed with a young mystery solver named Lulu Pennywhistle. Paloma has read all the books. So when she's in Mexico with her mom for a month to discover her dad's home country, and a mystery falls into her lap, Pa...

    Middle grade mystery. Paloma was not excited to spend the summer in Mexico. Once she arrived, she met several young people and became involved in solving a mystery and learning about art. She does solve the mystery of Frida's missing peacock ring, learns more about her art and makes...

    A fun read with an engaging mystery for middle grade readers. Love Cervantes introduction of a Kansas tween to Mexican culture. She does a great job of weaving the vibrant culture into the mystery. Great potential for a series. ...

    Really enjoyed this MG mystery set in the hometown of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. ...

    Art history mystery: perfect summer reading for sleuth fans, would also work well as a classroom read-aloud ...

    This is a fun mystery written for middle school. ...

    I feel like there weren't enough clues to make this a true mystery, and by the end I had to force myself to finish. Nice twist on some secret identities, though. ...

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  • Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*
    May 18, 2018

    3.5 for this one, a delightful page-turner for middle graders. Although twelve-year-old Paloma Marquez is not particularly thrilled with having to spend part of her summer in Coyoacan, Mexico, while her mother is there on a fellowship, she does value the chance to get in touch with her...

    Fun story. My favorite part, in truth, was that one of the characters was a 12-year old female trumpet player in a Mexican mariachi band. LOVE. ...

    Enjoyed this middle grade mystery. So happy to find a story with central characters who are smart, fun, interested in and involved with education & art AND Hispanic demonstrating that the Mexican culture is just as diverse and fabulous as any other. Loved the Frida Kahlo informatio...

    4.5 stars. An exciting middle grade mystery also filled with lots to learn about Frida Kahlo, but in a way that feels fun and not just rattling-off information. Wonderful upcoming diverse book that I highly recommend for readers both young and old to get lost in case of Frida's missing...

    E ARC provided by Edelweiss Plus Paloma Marquez has to spend the summer in Mexico City with her mother, who has gotten a fellowship to study there. Paloma would rather be back home with her friends in Kansas, but she is somewhat interested to be living just a few streets away fr...

    For rising seventh grader Paloma, a month in Mexico is not a dream vacation. For one thing, she's going with her mother. For another thing, she doesn't know the language. How is she supposed to make any friends? It doesn't take long for Paloma to discover that language will not be ...

    Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring by Angela Cervantes. 240 pages. Scholastic Press, 2018. $17. Language: G; Mature Content: G; Violence: PG (some danger) EL ? OPTIONAL. Paloma, a 7th grader, is in Mexico City with her mother for the month this summer. With her limite...

  • Krista
    Apr 16, 2018

    3.5 for this one, a delightful page-turner for middle graders. Although twelve-year-old Paloma Marquez is not particularly thrilled with having to spend part of her summer in Coyoacan, Mexico, while her mother is there on a fellowship, she does value the chance to get in touch with her...

    Fun story. My favorite part, in truth, was that one of the characters was a 12-year old female trumpet player in a Mexican mariachi band. LOVE. ...

    Enjoyed this middle grade mystery. So happy to find a story with central characters who are smart, fun, interested in and involved with education & art AND Hispanic demonstrating that the Mexican culture is just as diverse and fabulous as any other. Loved the Frida Kahlo informatio...

    4.5 stars. An exciting middle grade mystery also filled with lots to learn about Frida Kahlo, but in a way that feels fun and not just rattling-off information. Wonderful upcoming diverse book that I highly recommend for readers both young and old to get lost in case of Frida's missing...

    E ARC provided by Edelweiss Plus Paloma Marquez has to spend the summer in Mexico City with her mother, who has gotten a fellowship to study there. Paloma would rather be back home with her friends in Kansas, but she is somewhat interested to be living just a few streets away fr...

    For rising seventh grader Paloma, a month in Mexico is not a dream vacation. For one thing, she's going with her mother. For another thing, she doesn't know the language. How is she supposed to make any friends? It doesn't take long for Paloma to discover that language will not be ...

    Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring by Angela Cervantes. 240 pages. Scholastic Press, 2018. $17. Language: G; Mature Content: G; Violence: PG (some danger) EL ? OPTIONAL. Paloma, a 7th grader, is in Mexico City with her mother for the month this summer. With her limite...

    ?Me, Frida and the Secret Peacock? by Angela Cervantes ?Whether she liked it or not, Paloma Marquez was in Mexico City for a whole month.? In this enchanting middle grade mystery, we follow 12-year-old Paloma Marquez and her professor mother to Mexico City as she is invol...

    Paloma is spending some time in Mexico with her mother, who has been trying to take Paloma to Mexico her whole life to bring her closer to her father, who died when she was a baby. Paloma is a great character--quirky, curious, imperfect when it comes to hobbies or following her heart o...

    I really enjoyed the middle grade mystery! Paloma Marquez' isn't excited about having to be in Mexico to be with her mom who's received a 4 week fellowship but the trip quickly turns into a search mission to recover the missing peacock ring belonging to Frida Kahlo and helping her frie...

    Enjoyable mystery which brings some of the Mexican culture and the art of Frida Kahlo to life. In this story Paloma is visiting her deceased father's birthplace for the first time and while there learns more about her father through memories, discovers the great art of Frida Kahlo, and...

    This book is like a modern Nancy Drew set in Mexico. In fact, Paloma is obsessed with a young mystery solver named Lulu Pennywhistle. Paloma has read all the books. So when she's in Mexico with her mom for a month to discover her dad's home country, and a mystery falls into her lap, Pa...

    Middle grade mystery. Paloma was not excited to spend the summer in Mexico. Once she arrived, she met several young people and became involved in solving a mystery and learning about art. She does solve the mystery of Frida's missing peacock ring, learns more about her art and makes...

    A fun read with an engaging mystery for middle grade readers. Love Cervantes introduction of a Kansas tween to Mexican culture. She does a great job of weaving the vibrant culture into the mystery. Great potential for a series. ...

    Really enjoyed this MG mystery set in the hometown of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. ...

    Art history mystery: perfect summer reading for sleuth fans, would also work well as a classroom read-aloud ...

    This is a fun mystery written for middle school. ...

    I feel like there weren't enough clues to make this a true mystery, and by the end I had to force myself to finish. Nice twist on some secret identities, though. ...

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  • Librarian Lynne
    Mar 17, 2018

    3.5 for this one, a delightful page-turner for middle graders. Although twelve-year-old Paloma Marquez is not particularly thrilled with having to spend part of her summer in Coyoacan, Mexico, while her mother is there on a fellowship, she does value the chance to get in touch with her...

    Fun story. My favorite part, in truth, was that one of the characters was a 12-year old female trumpet player in a Mexican mariachi band. LOVE. ...

    Enjoyed this middle grade mystery. So happy to find a story with central characters who are smart, fun, interested in and involved with education & art AND Hispanic demonstrating that the Mexican culture is just as diverse and fabulous as any other. Loved the Frida Kahlo informatio...

  • Jennifer
    Apr 10, 2018

    3.5 for this one, a delightful page-turner for middle graders. Although twelve-year-old Paloma Marquez is not particularly thrilled with having to spend part of her summer in Coyoacan, Mexico, while her mother is there on a fellowship, she does value the chance to get in touch with her...

    Fun story. My favorite part, in truth, was that one of the characters was a 12-year old female trumpet player in a Mexican mariachi band. LOVE. ...

    Enjoyed this middle grade mystery. So happy to find a story with central characters who are smart, fun, interested in and involved with education & art AND Hispanic demonstrating that the Mexican culture is just as diverse and fabulous as any other. Loved the Frida Kahlo informatio...

    4.5 stars. An exciting middle grade mystery also filled with lots to learn about Frida Kahlo, but in a way that feels fun and not just rattling-off information. Wonderful upcoming diverse book that I highly recommend for readers both young and old to get lost in case of Frida's missing...

    E ARC provided by Edelweiss Plus Paloma Marquez has to spend the summer in Mexico City with her mother, who has gotten a fellowship to study there. Paloma would rather be back home with her friends in Kansas, but she is somewhat interested to be living just a few streets away fr...

    For rising seventh grader Paloma, a month in Mexico is not a dream vacation. For one thing, she's going with her mother. For another thing, she doesn't know the language. How is she supposed to make any friends? It doesn't take long for Paloma to discover that language will not be ...

    Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring by Angela Cervantes. 240 pages. Scholastic Press, 2018. $17. Language: G; Mature Content: G; Violence: PG (some danger) EL ? OPTIONAL. Paloma, a 7th grader, is in Mexico City with her mother for the month this summer. With her limite...

    ?Me, Frida and the Secret Peacock? by Angela Cervantes ?Whether she liked it or not, Paloma Marquez was in Mexico City for a whole month.? In this enchanting middle grade mystery, we follow 12-year-old Paloma Marquez and her professor mother to Mexico City as she is invol...

    Paloma is spending some time in Mexico with her mother, who has been trying to take Paloma to Mexico her whole life to bring her closer to her father, who died when she was a baby. Paloma is a great character--quirky, curious, imperfect when it comes to hobbies or following her heart o...

    I really enjoyed the middle grade mystery! Paloma Marquez' isn't excited about having to be in Mexico to be with her mom who's received a 4 week fellowship but the trip quickly turns into a search mission to recover the missing peacock ring belonging to Frida Kahlo and helping her frie...

    Enjoyable mystery which brings some of the Mexican culture and the art of Frida Kahlo to life. In this story Paloma is visiting her deceased father's birthplace for the first time and while there learns more about her father through memories, discovers the great art of Frida Kahlo, and...

    This book is like a modern Nancy Drew set in Mexico. In fact, Paloma is obsessed with a young mystery solver named Lulu Pennywhistle. Paloma has read all the books. So when she's in Mexico with her mom for a month to discover her dad's home country, and a mystery falls into her lap, Pa...

    Middle grade mystery. Paloma was not excited to spend the summer in Mexico. Once she arrived, she met several young people and became involved in solving a mystery and learning about art. She does solve the mystery of Frida's missing peacock ring, learns more about her art and makes...

    A fun read with an engaging mystery for middle grade readers. Love Cervantes introduction of a Kansas tween to Mexican culture. She does a great job of weaving the vibrant culture into the mystery. Great potential for a series. ...

    Really enjoyed this MG mystery set in the hometown of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. ...

    Art history mystery: perfect summer reading for sleuth fans, would also work well as a classroom read-aloud ...

    This is a fun mystery written for middle school. ...

  • Matty
    May 19, 2018

    3.5 for this one, a delightful page-turner for middle graders. Although twelve-year-old Paloma Marquez is not particularly thrilled with having to spend part of her summer in Coyoacan, Mexico, while her mother is there on a fellowship, she does value the chance to get in touch with her...

    Fun story. My favorite part, in truth, was that one of the characters was a 12-year old female trumpet player in a Mexican mariachi band. LOVE. ...

    Enjoyed this middle grade mystery. So happy to find a story with central characters who are smart, fun, interested in and involved with education & art AND Hispanic demonstrating that the Mexican culture is just as diverse and fabulous as any other. Loved the Frida Kahlo informatio...

    4.5 stars. An exciting middle grade mystery also filled with lots to learn about Frida Kahlo, but in a way that feels fun and not just rattling-off information. Wonderful upcoming diverse book that I highly recommend for readers both young and old to get lost in case of Frida's missing...

    E ARC provided by Edelweiss Plus Paloma Marquez has to spend the summer in Mexico City with her mother, who has gotten a fellowship to study there. Paloma would rather be back home with her friends in Kansas, but she is somewhat interested to be living just a few streets away fr...

    For rising seventh grader Paloma, a month in Mexico is not a dream vacation. For one thing, she's going with her mother. For another thing, she doesn't know the language. How is she supposed to make any friends? It doesn't take long for Paloma to discover that language will not be ...

    Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring by Angela Cervantes. 240 pages. Scholastic Press, 2018. $17. Language: G; Mature Content: G; Violence: PG (some danger) EL ? OPTIONAL. Paloma, a 7th grader, is in Mexico City with her mother for the month this summer. With her limite...

    ?Me, Frida and the Secret Peacock? by Angela Cervantes ?Whether she liked it or not, Paloma Marquez was in Mexico City for a whole month.? In this enchanting middle grade mystery, we follow 12-year-old Paloma Marquez and her professor mother to Mexico City as she is invol...

    Paloma is spending some time in Mexico with her mother, who has been trying to take Paloma to Mexico her whole life to bring her closer to her father, who died when she was a baby. Paloma is a great character--quirky, curious, imperfect when it comes to hobbies or following her heart o...

    I really enjoyed the middle grade mystery! Paloma Marquez' isn't excited about having to be in Mexico to be with her mom who's received a 4 week fellowship but the trip quickly turns into a search mission to recover the missing peacock ring belonging to Frida Kahlo and helping her frie...

    Enjoyable mystery which brings some of the Mexican culture and the art of Frida Kahlo to life. In this story Paloma is visiting her deceased father's birthplace for the first time and while there learns more about her father through memories, discovers the great art of Frida Kahlo, and...

    This book is like a modern Nancy Drew set in Mexico. In fact, Paloma is obsessed with a young mystery solver named Lulu Pennywhistle. Paloma has read all the books. So when she's in Mexico with her mom for a month to discover her dad's home country, and a mystery falls into her lap, Pa...

    Middle grade mystery. Paloma was not excited to spend the summer in Mexico. Once she arrived, she met several young people and became involved in solving a mystery and learning about art. She does solve the mystery of Frida's missing peacock ring, learns more about her art and makes...

    A fun read with an engaging mystery for middle grade readers. Love Cervantes introduction of a Kansas tween to Mexican culture. She does a great job of weaving the vibrant culture into the mystery. Great potential for a series. ...

    Really enjoyed this MG mystery set in the hometown of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. ...

    Art history mystery: perfect summer reading for sleuth fans, would also work well as a classroom read-aloud ...

    This is a fun mystery written for middle school. ...

    I feel like there weren't enough clues to make this a true mystery, and by the end I had to force myself to finish. Nice twist on some secret identities, though. ...

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  • Robyn Arend
    May 05, 2018

    3.5 for this one, a delightful page-turner for middle graders. Although twelve-year-old Paloma Marquez is not particularly thrilled with having to spend part of her summer in Coyoacan, Mexico, while her mother is there on a fellowship, she does value the chance to get in touch with her...

    Fun story. My favorite part, in truth, was that one of the characters was a 12-year old female trumpet player in a Mexican mariachi band. LOVE. ...

    Enjoyed this middle grade mystery. So happy to find a story with central characters who are smart, fun, interested in and involved with education & art AND Hispanic demonstrating that the Mexican culture is just as diverse and fabulous as any other. Loved the Frida Kahlo informatio...

    4.5 stars. An exciting middle grade mystery also filled with lots to learn about Frida Kahlo, but in a way that feels fun and not just rattling-off information. Wonderful upcoming diverse book that I highly recommend for readers both young and old to get lost in case of Frida's missing...

    E ARC provided by Edelweiss Plus Paloma Marquez has to spend the summer in Mexico City with her mother, who has gotten a fellowship to study there. Paloma would rather be back home with her friends in Kansas, but she is somewhat interested to be living just a few streets away fr...

    For rising seventh grader Paloma, a month in Mexico is not a dream vacation. For one thing, she's going with her mother. For another thing, she doesn't know the language. How is she supposed to make any friends? It doesn't take long for Paloma to discover that language will not be ...

  • Jessica
    May 01, 2018

    3.5 for this one, a delightful page-turner for middle graders. Although twelve-year-old Paloma Marquez is not particularly thrilled with having to spend part of her summer in Coyoacan, Mexico, while her mother is there on a fellowship, she does value the chance to get in touch with her...

    Fun story. My favorite part, in truth, was that one of the characters was a 12-year old female trumpet player in a Mexican mariachi band. LOVE. ...

    Enjoyed this middle grade mystery. So happy to find a story with central characters who are smart, fun, interested in and involved with education & art AND Hispanic demonstrating that the Mexican culture is just as diverse and fabulous as any other. Loved the Frida Kahlo informatio...

    4.5 stars. An exciting middle grade mystery also filled with lots to learn about Frida Kahlo, but in a way that feels fun and not just rattling-off information. Wonderful upcoming diverse book that I highly recommend for readers both young and old to get lost in case of Frida's missing...

    E ARC provided by Edelweiss Plus Paloma Marquez has to spend the summer in Mexico City with her mother, who has gotten a fellowship to study there. Paloma would rather be back home with her friends in Kansas, but she is somewhat interested to be living just a few streets away fr...

    For rising seventh grader Paloma, a month in Mexico is not a dream vacation. For one thing, she's going with her mother. For another thing, she doesn't know the language. How is she supposed to make any friends? It doesn't take long for Paloma to discover that language will not be ...

    Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring by Angela Cervantes. 240 pages. Scholastic Press, 2018. $17. Language: G; Mature Content: G; Violence: PG (some danger) EL ? OPTIONAL. Paloma, a 7th grader, is in Mexico City with her mother for the month this summer. With her limite...

    ?Me, Frida and the Secret Peacock? by Angela Cervantes ?Whether she liked it or not, Paloma Marquez was in Mexico City for a whole month.? In this enchanting middle grade mystery, we follow 12-year-old Paloma Marquez and her professor mother to Mexico City as she is invol...

    Paloma is spending some time in Mexico with her mother, who has been trying to take Paloma to Mexico her whole life to bring her closer to her father, who died when she was a baby. Paloma is a great character--quirky, curious, imperfect when it comes to hobbies or following her heart o...

    I really enjoyed the middle grade mystery! Paloma Marquez' isn't excited about having to be in Mexico to be with her mom who's received a 4 week fellowship but the trip quickly turns into a search mission to recover the missing peacock ring belonging to Frida Kahlo and helping her frie...

    Enjoyable mystery which brings some of the Mexican culture and the art of Frida Kahlo to life. In this story Paloma is visiting her deceased father's birthplace for the first time and while there learns more about her father through memories, discovers the great art of Frida Kahlo, and...

    This book is like a modern Nancy Drew set in Mexico. In fact, Paloma is obsessed with a young mystery solver named Lulu Pennywhistle. Paloma has read all the books. So when she's in Mexico with her mom for a month to discover her dad's home country, and a mystery falls into her lap, Pa...

    Middle grade mystery. Paloma was not excited to spend the summer in Mexico. Once she arrived, she met several young people and became involved in solving a mystery and learning about art. She does solve the mystery of Frida's missing peacock ring, learns more about her art and makes...

    A fun read with an engaging mystery for middle grade readers. Love Cervantes introduction of a Kansas tween to Mexican culture. She does a great job of weaving the vibrant culture into the mystery. Great potential for a series. ...

  • Jenny Lacika
    Apr 03, 2018

    3.5 for this one, a delightful page-turner for middle graders. Although twelve-year-old Paloma Marquez is not particularly thrilled with having to spend part of her summer in Coyoacan, Mexico, while her mother is there on a fellowship, she does value the chance to get in touch with her...

    Fun story. My favorite part, in truth, was that one of the characters was a 12-year old female trumpet player in a Mexican mariachi band. LOVE. ...

    Enjoyed this middle grade mystery. So happy to find a story with central characters who are smart, fun, interested in and involved with education & art AND Hispanic demonstrating that the Mexican culture is just as diverse and fabulous as any other. Loved the Frida Kahlo informatio...

    4.5 stars. An exciting middle grade mystery also filled with lots to learn about Frida Kahlo, but in a way that feels fun and not just rattling-off information. Wonderful upcoming diverse book that I highly recommend for readers both young and old to get lost in case of Frida's missing...

    E ARC provided by Edelweiss Plus Paloma Marquez has to spend the summer in Mexico City with her mother, who has gotten a fellowship to study there. Paloma would rather be back home with her friends in Kansas, but she is somewhat interested to be living just a few streets away fr...

    For rising seventh grader Paloma, a month in Mexico is not a dream vacation. For one thing, she's going with her mother. For another thing, she doesn't know the language. How is she supposed to make any friends? It doesn't take long for Paloma to discover that language will not be ...

    Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring by Angela Cervantes. 240 pages. Scholastic Press, 2018. $17. Language: G; Mature Content: G; Violence: PG (some danger) EL ? OPTIONAL. Paloma, a 7th grader, is in Mexico City with her mother for the month this summer. With her limite...

    ?Me, Frida and the Secret Peacock? by Angela Cervantes ?Whether she liked it or not, Paloma Marquez was in Mexico City for a whole month.? In this enchanting middle grade mystery, we follow 12-year-old Paloma Marquez and her professor mother to Mexico City as she is invol...

    Paloma is spending some time in Mexico with her mother, who has been trying to take Paloma to Mexico her whole life to bring her closer to her father, who died when she was a baby. Paloma is a great character--quirky, curious, imperfect when it comes to hobbies or following her heart o...

    I really enjoyed the middle grade mystery! Paloma Marquez' isn't excited about having to be in Mexico to be with her mom who's received a 4 week fellowship but the trip quickly turns into a search mission to recover the missing peacock ring belonging to Frida Kahlo and helping her frie...

    Enjoyable mystery which brings some of the Mexican culture and the art of Frida Kahlo to life. In this story Paloma is visiting her deceased father's birthplace for the first time and while there learns more about her father through memories, discovers the great art of Frida Kahlo, and...

    This book is like a modern Nancy Drew set in Mexico. In fact, Paloma is obsessed with a young mystery solver named Lulu Pennywhistle. Paloma has read all the books. So when she's in Mexico with her mom for a month to discover her dad's home country, and a mystery falls into her lap, Pa...

    Middle grade mystery. Paloma was not excited to spend the summer in Mexico. Once she arrived, she met several young people and became involved in solving a mystery and learning about art. She does solve the mystery of Frida's missing peacock ring, learns more about her art and makes...

    A fun read with an engaging mystery for middle grade readers. Love Cervantes introduction of a Kansas tween to Mexican culture. She does a great job of weaving the vibrant culture into the mystery. Great potential for a series. ...

    Really enjoyed this MG mystery set in the hometown of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. ...

    Art history mystery: perfect summer reading for sleuth fans, would also work well as a classroom read-aloud ...

    This is a fun mystery written for middle school. ...

    I feel like there weren't enough clues to make this a true mystery, and by the end I had to force myself to finish. Nice twist on some secret identities, though. ...

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