Me, Frida and the Secret of the Peacock Ring

Me, Frida and the Secret of the Peacock Ring

A room locked for fifty years. A valuable peacock ring. A mysterious brother-sister duo. Paloma Marquez is traveling to Mexico City, birthplace of her deceased father, for the very first time. She's hoping that spending time in Mexico will help her unlock memories of the too-brief time they spent together. While in Mexico, Paloma meets Lizzie and Gael, who present her with an A room locked for fifty years. A valuable peacock ring. A mysterious brother-sister duo. Paloma M...

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

Me, Frida and the Secret of the Peacock Ring Reviews

  • Jennybeast
    Jul 18, 2018

    I'm glad there is so much more interest in Mexcian culture. This was great to read after seeing Coco recently. It also makes me want to explore the life of Frida. I hope my students will want to learn more about her as well. This was a fun little adventure. ...

    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...

    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...

    This book was a little bit of a slow starter for me, but once I got into it and warmed up to the main character, Paloma, I really enjoyed it. I was an avid Nancy Drew fan as a kid, and this book has a similar feel, albeit appropriately modernized. There seems to be a sub-genre of myste...

    I fell in love with this book. It?s a great mystery for elementary aged kids. I love the way all the pieces fit together. ...

    Young readers will enjoy this mystery set in Mexico! ...

    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. ...

    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...

    Wow, this mystery was so much more exciting than I thought it would be! It seemed like a pretty simple story at first, and I found Paloma's bad attitude a little annoying. However, I loved seeing how her feelings about Mexico changed, and the depth of the mystery surprised me! I found ...

    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...

    When Paloma's mother accepts a four-week internship in Mexico, Paloma is over the moon about the idea of a summer trip. When she arrives, she learns she'll be in summer school learning Spanish, which seems like a bit of a bummer. But she immediately meets Gael and Lizzie, who introduce...

    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 was a good book except for some scary parts where Mr.Castillo/ Tavo's father, tries to steal the peacock ring and bring it out of the country of Mexico! I really liked this book overall and I recommend this book pretty highly andI hope you guys really like it too. I liked how...

    Paloma is having to spend a month in Mexico with her mother. She has no friends and shows her unhappiness. Upon arrival she soons learns about Frida Kahlo, renown mexican artist while being in the birthplace of her deceased father. She meets up with Lizzie and Gael and learns of Frida'...

    This book was an engaging read, which included a nice balance of mystery and suspense for a middle grade reader. As an educator, I love that Cervantes included historical information in a subtle and enjoyable way ... potentially drawing kids into a world they would have never been expo...

    This book is told from the viewpoint of Paloma a 12 year old girl from Kansas. Her father, who died when she was very young, was from Mexico and for the summer her mom has a fellowship in Mexico City. Paloma is recruited to help some kids her age solve the mystery of the Frida Kahlo's ...

    This title surprised me. Loved the blending of the historical, humor and mystery elements. The themes are universal and the main character was relatable once you get past the first chapter when she is whiny and self-centered as many tweens can be. I can't say enough about how Cervantes...

    Twelve-year-old Paloma loves reading detective novels, but she wasn't expecting to get caught up in a mystery during her trip to Mexico. When a valuable ring disappears from the Frida Kahlo museum, Paloma must put her detective skills to the test and find the thief. This is a fun my...

    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...

    Oooh, nice art mystery adventure. Set in Mexico, with a collection of 7th graders/ 12 years olds trying to find Frida Kahlo's stolen peacock ring. Moves right along, has a good smattering of Spanish and Kahlo history throughout, and several twisty turns before the truth comes out. Own ...

  • Alexa Hamilton
    Apr 25, 2018

    I'm glad there is so much more interest in Mexcian culture. This was great to read after seeing Coco recently. It also makes me want to explore the life of Frida. I hope my students will want to learn more about her as well. This was a fun little adventure. ...

    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...

    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...

    This book was a little bit of a slow starter for me, but once I got into it and warmed up to the main character, Paloma, I really enjoyed it. I was an avid Nancy Drew fan as a kid, and this book has a similar feel, albeit appropriately modernized. There seems to be a sub-genre of myste...

    I fell in love with this book. It?s a great mystery for elementary aged kids. I love the way all the pieces fit together. ...

    Young readers will enjoy this mystery set in Mexico! ...

    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. ...

    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...

    Wow, this mystery was so much more exciting than I thought it would be! It seemed like a pretty simple story at first, and I found Paloma's bad attitude a little annoying. However, I loved seeing how her feelings about Mexico changed, and the depth of the mystery surprised me! I found ...

    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...

  • Robyn
    Sep 24, 2018

    I'm glad there is so much more interest in Mexcian culture. This was great to read after seeing Coco recently. It also makes me want to explore the life of Frida. I hope my students will want to learn more about her as well. This was a fun little adventure. ...

    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...

    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...

    This book was a little bit of a slow starter for me, but once I got into it and warmed up to the main character, Paloma, I really enjoyed it. I was an avid Nancy Drew fan as a kid, and this book has a similar feel, albeit appropriately modernized. There seems to be a sub-genre of myste...

    I fell in love with this book. It?s a great mystery for elementary aged kids. I love the way all the pieces fit together. ...

    Young readers will enjoy this mystery set in Mexico! ...

    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. ...

    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...

    Wow, this mystery was so much more exciting than I thought it would be! It seemed like a pretty simple story at first, and I found Paloma's bad attitude a little annoying. However, I loved seeing how her feelings about Mexico changed, and the depth of the mystery surprised me! I found ...

    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...

    When Paloma's mother accepts a four-week internship in Mexico, Paloma is over the moon about the idea of a summer trip. When she arrives, she learns she'll be in summer school learning Spanish, which seems like a bit of a bummer. But she immediately meets Gael and Lizzie, who introduce...

    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 was a good book except for some scary parts where Mr.Castillo/ Tavo's father, tries to steal the peacock ring and bring it out of the country of Mexico! I really liked this book overall and I recommend this book pretty highly andI hope you guys really like it too. I liked how...

    Paloma is having to spend a month in Mexico with her mother. She has no friends and shows her unhappiness. Upon arrival she soons learns about Frida Kahlo, renown mexican artist while being in the birthplace of her deceased father. She meets up with Lizzie and Gael and learns of Frida'...

    This book was an engaging read, which included a nice balance of mystery and suspense for a middle grade reader. As an educator, I love that Cervantes included historical information in a subtle and enjoyable way ... potentially drawing kids into a world they would have never been expo...

    This book is told from the viewpoint of Paloma a 12 year old girl from Kansas. Her father, who died when she was very young, was from Mexico and for the summer her mom has a fellowship in Mexico City. Paloma is recruited to help some kids her age solve the mystery of the Frida Kahlo's ...

    This title surprised me. Loved the blending of the historical, humor and mystery elements. The themes are universal and the main character was relatable once you get past the first chapter when she is whiny and self-centered as many tweens can be. I can't say enough about how Cervantes...

    Twelve-year-old Paloma loves reading detective novels, but she wasn't expecting to get caught up in a mystery during her trip to Mexico. When a valuable ring disappears from the Frida Kahlo museum, Paloma must put her detective skills to the test and find the thief. This is a fun my...

  • Kristen
    Jul 19, 2018

    I'm glad there is so much more interest in Mexcian culture. This was great to read after seeing Coco recently. It also makes me want to explore the life of Frida. I hope my students will want to learn more about her as well. This was a fun little adventure. ...

    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...

    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...

    This book was a little bit of a slow starter for me, but once I got into it and warmed up to the main character, Paloma, I really enjoyed it. I was an avid Nancy Drew fan as a kid, and this book has a similar feel, albeit appropriately modernized. There seems to be a sub-genre of myste...

  • Barbara
    Mar 11, 2018

    I'm glad there is so much more interest in Mexcian culture. This was great to read after seeing Coco recently. It also makes me want to explore the life of Frida. I hope my students will want to learn more about her as well. This was a fun little adventure. ...

    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...

    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...

  • Maria Kiguthi
    Aug 25, 2018

    I'm glad there is so much more interest in Mexcian culture. This was great to read after seeing Coco recently. It also makes me want to explore the life of Frida. I hope my students will want to learn more about her as well. This was a fun little adventure. ...

    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...

    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...

    This book was a little bit of a slow starter for me, but once I got into it and warmed up to the main character, Paloma, I really enjoyed it. I was an avid Nancy Drew fan as a kid, and this book has a similar feel, albeit appropriately modernized. There seems to be a sub-genre of myste...

    I fell in love with this book. It?s a great mystery for elementary aged kids. I love the way all the pieces fit together. ...

    Young readers will enjoy this mystery set in Mexico! ...

    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. ...

    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...

    Wow, this mystery was so much more exciting than I thought it would be! It seemed like a pretty simple story at first, and I found Paloma's bad attitude a little annoying. However, I loved seeing how her feelings about Mexico changed, and the depth of the mystery surprised me! I found ...

    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...

    When Paloma's mother accepts a four-week internship in Mexico, Paloma is over the moon about the idea of a summer trip. When she arrives, she learns she'll be in summer school learning Spanish, which seems like a bit of a bummer. But she immediately meets Gael and Lizzie, who introduce...

    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 was a good book except for some scary parts where Mr.Castillo/ Tavo's father, tries to steal the peacock ring and bring it out of the country of Mexico! I really liked this book overall and I recommend this book pretty highly andI hope you guys really like it too. I liked how...

    Paloma is having to spend a month in Mexico with her mother. She has no friends and shows her unhappiness. Upon arrival she soons learns about Frida Kahlo, renown mexican artist while being in the birthplace of her deceased father. She meets up with Lizzie and Gael and learns of Frida'...

    This book was an engaging read, which included a nice balance of mystery and suspense for a middle grade reader. As an educator, I love that Cervantes included historical information in a subtle and enjoyable way ... potentially drawing kids into a world they would have never been expo...

    This book is told from the viewpoint of Paloma a 12 year old girl from Kansas. Her father, who died when she was very young, was from Mexico and for the summer her mom has a fellowship in Mexico City. Paloma is recruited to help some kids her age solve the mystery of the Frida Kahlo's ...

  • Jez
    Jan 14, 2018

    I'm glad there is so much more interest in Mexcian culture. This was great to read after seeing Coco recently. It also makes me want to explore the life of Frida. I hope my students will want to learn more about her as well. This was a fun little adventure. ...

    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...

    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...

    This book was a little bit of a slow starter for me, but once I got into it and warmed up to the main character, Paloma, I really enjoyed it. I was an avid Nancy Drew fan as a kid, and this book has a similar feel, albeit appropriately modernized. There seems to be a sub-genre of myste...

    I fell in love with this book. It?s a great mystery for elementary aged kids. I love the way all the pieces fit together. ...

    Young readers will enjoy this mystery set in Mexico! ...

    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. ...

    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...

    Wow, this mystery was so much more exciting than I thought it would be! It seemed like a pretty simple story at first, and I found Paloma's bad attitude a little annoying. However, I loved seeing how her feelings about Mexico changed, and the depth of the mystery surprised me! I found ...

    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...

    When Paloma's mother accepts a four-week internship in Mexico, Paloma is over the moon about the idea of a summer trip. When she arrives, she learns she'll be in summer school learning Spanish, which seems like a bit of a bummer. But she immediately meets Gael and Lizzie, who introduce...

    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...

  • Margie's Must Reads
    May 18, 2018

    I'm glad there is so much more interest in Mexcian culture. This was great to read after seeing Coco recently. It also makes me want to explore the life of Frida. I hope my students will want to learn more about her as well. This was a fun little adventure. ...

    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...

    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...

    This book was a little bit of a slow starter for me, but once I got into it and warmed up to the main character, Paloma, I really enjoyed it. I was an avid Nancy Drew fan as a kid, and this book has a similar feel, albeit appropriately modernized. There seems to be a sub-genre of myste...

    I fell in love with this book. It?s a great mystery for elementary aged kids. I love the way all the pieces fit together. ...

    Young readers will enjoy this mystery set in Mexico! ...

    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. ...

    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

    I'm glad there is so much more interest in Mexcian culture. This was great to read after seeing Coco recently. It also makes me want to explore the life of Frida. I hope my students will want to learn more about her as well. This was a fun little adventure. ...

    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...

    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...

    This book was a little bit of a slow starter for me, but once I got into it and warmed up to the main character, Paloma, I really enjoyed it. I was an avid Nancy Drew fan as a kid, and this book has a similar feel, albeit appropriately modernized. There seems to be a sub-genre of myste...

    I fell in love with this book. It?s a great mystery for elementary aged kids. I love the way all the pieces fit together. ...

    Young readers will enjoy this mystery set in Mexico! ...

    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. ...

    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...

  • Perry
    Jul 20, 2018

    I'm glad there is so much more interest in Mexcian culture. This was great to read after seeing Coco recently. It also makes me want to explore the life of Frida. I hope my students will want to learn more about her as well. This was a fun little adventure. ...

  • Patrick
    Jul 04, 2018

    I'm glad there is so much more interest in Mexcian culture. This was great to read after seeing Coco recently. It also makes me want to explore the life of Frida. I hope my students will want to learn more about her as well. This was a fun little adventure. ...

    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...

    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...

    This book was a little bit of a slow starter for me, but once I got into it and warmed up to the main character, Paloma, I really enjoyed it. I was an avid Nancy Drew fan as a kid, and this book has a similar feel, albeit appropriately modernized. There seems to be a sub-genre of myste...

    I fell in love with this book. It?s a great mystery for elementary aged kids. I love the way all the pieces fit together. ...

    Young readers will enjoy this mystery set in Mexico! ...

  • Megan
    Aug 15, 2018

    I'm glad there is so much more interest in Mexcian culture. This was great to read after seeing Coco recently. It also makes me want to explore the life of Frida. I hope my students will want to learn more about her as well. This was a fun little adventure. ...

    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...

    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...

    This book was a little bit of a slow starter for me, but once I got into it and warmed up to the main character, Paloma, I really enjoyed it. I was an avid Nancy Drew fan as a kid, and this book has a similar feel, albeit appropriately modernized. There seems to be a sub-genre of myste...

    I fell in love with this book. It?s a great mystery for elementary aged kids. I love the way all the pieces fit together. ...

    Young readers will enjoy this mystery set in Mexico! ...

    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. ...

    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...

    Wow, this mystery was so much more exciting than I thought it would be! It seemed like a pretty simple story at first, and I found Paloma's bad attitude a little annoying. However, I loved seeing how her feelings about Mexico changed, and the depth of the mystery surprised me! I found ...

    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...

    When Paloma's mother accepts a four-week internship in Mexico, Paloma is over the moon about the idea of a summer trip. When she arrives, she learns she'll be in summer school learning Spanish, which seems like a bit of a bummer. But she immediately meets Gael and Lizzie, who introduce...

    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 was a good book except for some scary parts where Mr.Castillo/ Tavo's father, tries to steal the peacock ring and bring it out of the country of Mexico! I really liked this book overall and I recommend this book pretty highly andI hope you guys really like it too. I liked how...

    Paloma is having to spend a month in Mexico with her mother. She has no friends and shows her unhappiness. Upon arrival she soons learns about Frida Kahlo, renown mexican artist while being in the birthplace of her deceased father. She meets up with Lizzie and Gael and learns of Frida'...

    This book was an engaging read, which included a nice balance of mystery and suspense for a middle grade reader. As an educator, I love that Cervantes included historical information in a subtle and enjoyable way ... potentially drawing kids into a world they would have never been expo...

    This book is told from the viewpoint of Paloma a 12 year old girl from Kansas. Her father, who died when she was very young, was from Mexico and for the summer her mom has a fellowship in Mexico City. Paloma is recruited to help some kids her age solve the mystery of the Frida Kahlo's ...

    This title surprised me. Loved the blending of the historical, humor and mystery elements. The themes are universal and the main character was relatable once you get past the first chapter when she is whiny and self-centered as many tweens can be. I can't say enough about how Cervantes...

    Twelve-year-old Paloma loves reading detective novels, but she wasn't expecting to get caught up in a mystery during her trip to Mexico. When a valuable ring disappears from the Frida Kahlo museum, Paloma must put her detective skills to the test and find the thief. This is a fun my...

    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...

    Oooh, nice art mystery adventure. Set in Mexico, with a collection of 7th graders/ 12 years olds trying to find Frida Kahlo's stolen peacock ring. Moves right along, has a good smattering of Spanish and Kahlo history throughout, and several twisty turns before the truth comes out. Own ...

    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. ...

    a great little mystery, and i'm excited about a girl character of color being the protagonist of a middle grades genre novel! i'm just not that interested in mystery. but i'm thrilled to add this to my catalog of books to teach the genre to young people. ...

    This fun middle grades mystery! It's like if Nancy Drew was Mexican American, visited Mexico for the first time and ended up on the hunt for Frida Kahlo's lost ring :D ...

  • Erin Logan
    Sep 14, 2018

    I'm glad there is so much more interest in Mexcian culture. This was great to read after seeing Coco recently. It also makes me want to explore the life of Frida. I hope my students will want to learn more about her as well. This was a fun little adventure. ...

    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...

    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...

    This book was a little bit of a slow starter for me, but once I got into it and warmed up to the main character, Paloma, I really enjoyed it. I was an avid Nancy Drew fan as a kid, and this book has a similar feel, albeit appropriately modernized. There seems to be a sub-genre of myste...

    I fell in love with this book. It?s a great mystery for elementary aged kids. I love the way all the pieces fit together. ...

    Young readers will enjoy this mystery set in Mexico! ...

    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. ...

    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...

    Wow, this mystery was so much more exciting than I thought it would be! It seemed like a pretty simple story at first, and I found Paloma's bad attitude a little annoying. However, I loved seeing how her feelings about Mexico changed, and the depth of the mystery surprised me! I found ...

    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...

    When Paloma's mother accepts a four-week internship in Mexico, Paloma is over the moon about the idea of a summer trip. When she arrives, she learns she'll be in summer school learning Spanish, which seems like a bit of a bummer. But she immediately meets Gael and Lizzie, who introduce...

  • Pam
    Apr 03, 2018

    I'm glad there is so much more interest in Mexcian culture. This was great to read after seeing Coco recently. It also makes me want to explore the life of Frida. I hope my students will want to learn more about her as well. This was a fun little adventure. ...

    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...

    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...

    This book was a little bit of a slow starter for me, but once I got into it and warmed up to the main character, Paloma, I really enjoyed it. I was an avid Nancy Drew fan as a kid, and this book has a similar feel, albeit appropriately modernized. There seems to be a sub-genre of myste...

    I fell in love with this book. It?s a great mystery for elementary aged kids. I love the way all the pieces fit together. ...

    Young readers will enjoy this mystery set in Mexico! ...

    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. ...

    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...

    Wow, this mystery was so much more exciting than I thought it would be! It seemed like a pretty simple story at first, and I found Paloma's bad attitude a little annoying. However, I loved seeing how her feelings about Mexico changed, and the depth of the mystery surprised me! I found ...

    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...

    When Paloma's mother accepts a four-week internship in Mexico, Paloma is over the moon about the idea of a summer trip. When she arrives, she learns she'll be in summer school learning Spanish, which seems like a bit of a bummer. But she immediately meets Gael and Lizzie, who introduce...

    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 was a good book except for some scary parts where Mr.Castillo/ Tavo's father, tries to steal the peacock ring and bring it out of the country of Mexico! I really liked this book overall and I recommend this book pretty highly andI hope you guys really like it too. I liked how...

    Paloma is having to spend a month in Mexico with her mother. She has no friends and shows her unhappiness. Upon arrival she soons learns about Frida Kahlo, renown mexican artist while being in the birthplace of her deceased father. She meets up with Lizzie and Gael and learns of Frida'...

    This book was an engaging read, which included a nice balance of mystery and suspense for a middle grade reader. As an educator, I love that Cervantes included historical information in a subtle and enjoyable way ... potentially drawing kids into a world they would have never been expo...

    This book is told from the viewpoint of Paloma a 12 year old girl from Kansas. Her father, who died when she was very young, was from Mexico and for the summer her mom has a fellowship in Mexico City. Paloma is recruited to help some kids her age solve the mystery of the Frida Kahlo's ...

    This title surprised me. Loved the blending of the historical, humor and mystery elements. The themes are universal and the main character was relatable once you get past the first chapter when she is whiny and self-centered as many tweens can be. I can't say enough about how Cervantes...

    Twelve-year-old Paloma loves reading detective novels, but she wasn't expecting to get caught up in a mystery during her trip to Mexico. When a valuable ring disappears from the Frida Kahlo museum, Paloma must put her detective skills to the test and find the thief. This is a fun my...

    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...

  • Katie Spina
    Jun 09, 2018

    I'm glad there is so much more interest in Mexcian culture. This was great to read after seeing Coco recently. It also makes me want to explore the life of Frida. I hope my students will want to learn more about her as well. This was a fun little adventure. ...

    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...

    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...

    This book was a little bit of a slow starter for me, but once I got into it and warmed up to the main character, Paloma, I really enjoyed it. I was an avid Nancy Drew fan as a kid, and this book has a similar feel, albeit appropriately modernized. There seems to be a sub-genre of myste...

    I fell in love with this book. It?s a great mystery for elementary aged kids. I love the way all the pieces fit together. ...

    Young readers will enjoy this mystery set in Mexico! ...

    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. ...

    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...

    Wow, this mystery was so much more exciting than I thought it would be! It seemed like a pretty simple story at first, and I found Paloma's bad attitude a little annoying. However, I loved seeing how her feelings about Mexico changed, and the depth of the mystery surprised me! I found ...

    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...

    When Paloma's mother accepts a four-week internship in Mexico, Paloma is over the moon about the idea of a summer trip. When she arrives, she learns she'll be in summer school learning Spanish, which seems like a bit of a bummer. But she immediately meets Gael and Lizzie, who introduce...

    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 was a good book except for some scary parts where Mr.Castillo/ Tavo's father, tries to steal the peacock ring and bring it out of the country of Mexico! I really liked this book overall and I recommend this book pretty highly andI hope you guys really like it too. I liked how...

    Paloma is having to spend a month in Mexico with her mother. She has no friends and shows her unhappiness. Upon arrival she soons learns about Frida Kahlo, renown mexican artist while being in the birthplace of her deceased father. She meets up with Lizzie and Gael and learns of Frida'...

    This book was an engaging read, which included a nice balance of mystery and suspense for a middle grade reader. As an educator, I love that Cervantes included historical information in a subtle and enjoyable way ... potentially drawing kids into a world they would have never been expo...

    This book is told from the viewpoint of Paloma a 12 year old girl from Kansas. Her father, who died when she was very young, was from Mexico and for the summer her mom has a fellowship in Mexico City. Paloma is recruited to help some kids her age solve the mystery of the Frida Kahlo's ...

    This title surprised me. Loved the blending of the historical, humor and mystery elements. The themes are universal and the main character was relatable once you get past the first chapter when she is whiny and self-centered as many tweens can be. I can't say enough about how Cervantes...

    Twelve-year-old Paloma loves reading detective novels, but she wasn't expecting to get caught up in a mystery during her trip to Mexico. When a valuable ring disappears from the Frida Kahlo museum, Paloma must put her detective skills to the test and find the thief. This is a fun my...

    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

    I'm glad there is so much more interest in Mexcian culture. This was great to read after seeing Coco recently. It also makes me want to explore the life of Frida. I hope my students will want to learn more about her as well. This was a fun little adventure. ...

    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...

    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...

    This book was a little bit of a slow starter for me, but once I got into it and warmed up to the main character, Paloma, I really enjoyed it. I was an avid Nancy Drew fan as a kid, and this book has a similar feel, albeit appropriately modernized. There seems to be a sub-genre of myste...

    I fell in love with this book. It?s a great mystery for elementary aged kids. I love the way all the pieces fit together. ...

    Young readers will enjoy this mystery set in Mexico! ...

    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

    I'm glad there is so much more interest in Mexcian culture. This was great to read after seeing Coco recently. It also makes me want to explore the life of Frida. I hope my students will want to learn more about her as well. This was a fun little adventure. ...

    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

    I'm glad there is so much more interest in Mexcian culture. This was great to read after seeing Coco recently. It also makes me want to explore the life of Frida. I hope my students will want to learn more about her as well. This was a fun little adventure. ...

    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...

    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...

    This book was a little bit of a slow starter for me, but once I got into it and warmed up to the main character, Paloma, I really enjoyed it. I was an avid Nancy Drew fan as a kid, and this book has a similar feel, albeit appropriately modernized. There seems to be a sub-genre of myste...

    I fell in love with this book. It?s a great mystery for elementary aged kids. I love the way all the pieces fit together. ...

    Young readers will enjoy this mystery set in Mexico! ...

    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. ...

    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...

    Wow, this mystery was so much more exciting than I thought it would be! It seemed like a pretty simple story at first, and I found Paloma's bad attitude a little annoying. However, I loved seeing how her feelings about Mexico changed, and the depth of the mystery surprised me! I found ...

    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...

  • Abby
    Jul 01, 2018

    I'm glad there is so much more interest in Mexcian culture. This was great to read after seeing Coco recently. It also makes me want to explore the life of Frida. I hope my students will want to learn more about her as well. This was a fun little adventure. ...

    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...

    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...

    This book was a little bit of a slow starter for me, but once I got into it and warmed up to the main character, Paloma, I really enjoyed it. I was an avid Nancy Drew fan as a kid, and this book has a similar feel, albeit appropriately modernized. There seems to be a sub-genre of myste...

    I fell in love with this book. It?s a great mystery for elementary aged kids. I love the way all the pieces fit together. ...

  • MrsMitchell
    Sep 10, 2018

    I'm glad there is so much more interest in Mexcian culture. This was great to read after seeing Coco recently. It also makes me want to explore the life of Frida. I hope my students will want to learn more about her as well. This was a fun little adventure. ...

    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...

    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...

    This book was a little bit of a slow starter for me, but once I got into it and warmed up to the main character, Paloma, I really enjoyed it. I was an avid Nancy Drew fan as a kid, and this book has a similar feel, albeit appropriately modernized. There seems to be a sub-genre of myste...

    I fell in love with this book. It?s a great mystery for elementary aged kids. I love the way all the pieces fit together. ...

    Young readers will enjoy this mystery set in Mexico! ...

    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. ...

    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...

    Wow, this mystery was so much more exciting than I thought it would be! It seemed like a pretty simple story at first, and I found Paloma's bad attitude a little annoying. However, I loved seeing how her feelings about Mexico changed, and the depth of the mystery surprised me! I found ...

  • Beth Schmelzer
    Oct 12, 2018

    I'm glad there is so much more interest in Mexcian culture. This was great to read after seeing Coco recently. It also makes me want to explore the life of Frida. I hope my students will want to learn more about her as well. This was a fun little adventure. ...

    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...

    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...

    This book was a little bit of a slow starter for me, but once I got into it and warmed up to the main character, Paloma, I really enjoyed it. I was an avid Nancy Drew fan as a kid, and this book has a similar feel, albeit appropriately modernized. There seems to be a sub-genre of myste...

    I fell in love with this book. It?s a great mystery for elementary aged kids. I love the way all the pieces fit together. ...

    Young readers will enjoy this mystery set in Mexico! ...

    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. ...

    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...

    Wow, this mystery was so much more exciting than I thought it would be! It seemed like a pretty simple story at first, and I found Paloma's bad attitude a little annoying. However, I loved seeing how her feelings about Mexico changed, and the depth of the mystery surprised me! I found ...

    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...

    When Paloma's mother accepts a four-week internship in Mexico, Paloma is over the moon about the idea of a summer trip. When she arrives, she learns she'll be in summer school learning Spanish, which seems like a bit of a bummer. But she immediately meets Gael and Lizzie, who introduce...

    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 was a good book except for some scary parts where Mr.Castillo/ Tavo's father, tries to steal the peacock ring and bring it out of the country of Mexico! I really liked this book overall and I recommend this book pretty highly andI hope you guys really like it too. I liked how...

    Paloma is having to spend a month in Mexico with her mother. She has no friends and shows her unhappiness. Upon arrival she soons learns about Frida Kahlo, renown mexican artist while being in the birthplace of her deceased father. She meets up with Lizzie and Gael and learns of Frida'...

    This book was an engaging read, which included a nice balance of mystery and suspense for a middle grade reader. As an educator, I love that Cervantes included historical information in a subtle and enjoyable way ... potentially drawing kids into a world they would have never been expo...

    This book is told from the viewpoint of Paloma a 12 year old girl from Kansas. Her father, who died when she was very young, was from Mexico and for the summer her mom has a fellowship in Mexico City. Paloma is recruited to help some kids her age solve the mystery of the Frida Kahlo's ...

    This title surprised me. Loved the blending of the historical, humor and mystery elements. The themes are universal and the main character was relatable once you get past the first chapter when she is whiny and self-centered as many tweens can be. I can't say enough about how Cervantes...

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

    I'm glad there is so much more interest in Mexcian culture. This was great to read after seeing Coco recently. It also makes me want to explore the life of Frida. I hope my students will want to learn more about her as well. This was a fun little adventure. ...

    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...

    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...

    This book was a little bit of a slow starter for me, but once I got into it and warmed up to the main character, Paloma, I really enjoyed it. I was an avid Nancy Drew fan as a kid, and this book has a similar feel, albeit appropriately modernized. There seems to be a sub-genre of myste...

    I fell in love with this book. It?s a great mystery for elementary aged kids. I love the way all the pieces fit together. ...

    Young readers will enjoy this mystery set in Mexico! ...

    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. ...

    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...

  • alix
    Jun 20, 2018

    I'm glad there is so much more interest in Mexcian culture. This was great to read after seeing Coco recently. It also makes me want to explore the life of Frida. I hope my students will want to learn more about her as well. This was a fun little adventure. ...

    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...

    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...

    This book was a little bit of a slow starter for me, but once I got into it and warmed up to the main character, Paloma, I really enjoyed it. I was an avid Nancy Drew fan as a kid, and this book has a similar feel, albeit appropriately modernized. There seems to be a sub-genre of myste...

    I fell in love with this book. It?s a great mystery for elementary aged kids. I love the way all the pieces fit together. ...

    Young readers will enjoy this mystery set in Mexico! ...

    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. ...

    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...

    Wow, this mystery was so much more exciting than I thought it would be! It seemed like a pretty simple story at first, and I found Paloma's bad attitude a little annoying. However, I loved seeing how her feelings about Mexico changed, and the depth of the mystery surprised me! I found ...

    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...

    When Paloma's mother accepts a four-week internship in Mexico, Paloma is over the moon about the idea of a summer trip. When she arrives, she learns she'll be in summer school learning Spanish, which seems like a bit of a bummer. But she immediately meets Gael and Lizzie, who introduce...

    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 was a good book except for some scary parts where Mr.Castillo/ Tavo's father, tries to steal the peacock ring and bring it out of the country of Mexico! I really liked this book overall and I recommend this book pretty highly andI hope you guys really like it too. I liked how...

    Paloma is having to spend a month in Mexico with her mother. She has no friends and shows her unhappiness. Upon arrival she soons learns about Frida Kahlo, renown mexican artist while being in the birthplace of her deceased father. She meets up with Lizzie and Gael and learns of Frida'...

    This book was an engaging read, which included a nice balance of mystery and suspense for a middle grade reader. As an educator, I love that Cervantes included historical information in a subtle and enjoyable way ... potentially drawing kids into a world they would have never been expo...

    This book is told from the viewpoint of Paloma a 12 year old girl from Kansas. Her father, who died when she was very young, was from Mexico and for the summer her mom has a fellowship in Mexico City. Paloma is recruited to help some kids her age solve the mystery of the Frida Kahlo's ...

    This title surprised me. Loved the blending of the historical, humor and mystery elements. The themes are universal and the main character was relatable once you get past the first chapter when she is whiny and self-centered as many tweens can be. I can't say enough about how Cervantes...

    Twelve-year-old Paloma loves reading detective novels, but she wasn't expecting to get caught up in a mystery during her trip to Mexico. When a valuable ring disappears from the Frida Kahlo museum, Paloma must put her detective skills to the test and find the thief. This is a fun my...

    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...

    Oooh, nice art mystery adventure. Set in Mexico, with a collection of 7th graders/ 12 years olds trying to find Frida Kahlo's stolen peacock ring. Moves right along, has a good smattering of Spanish and Kahlo history throughout, and several twisty turns before the truth comes out. Own ...

    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. ...

    a great little mystery, and i'm excited about a girl character of color being the protagonist of a middle grades genre novel! i'm just not that interested in mystery. but i'm thrilled to add this to my catalog of books to teach the genre to young people. ...

  • Librarian Lynne
    Mar 17, 2018

    I'm glad there is so much more interest in Mexcian culture. This was great to read after seeing Coco recently. It also makes me want to explore the life of Frida. I hope my students will want to learn more about her as well. This was a fun little adventure. ...

    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...

  • Robyn Arend
    May 05, 2018

    I'm glad there is so much more interest in Mexcian culture. This was great to read after seeing Coco recently. It also makes me want to explore the life of Frida. I hope my students will want to learn more about her as well. This was a fun little adventure. ...

    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...

    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...

    This book was a little bit of a slow starter for me, but once I got into it and warmed up to the main character, Paloma, I really enjoyed it. I was an avid Nancy Drew fan as a kid, and this book has a similar feel, albeit appropriately modernized. There seems to be a sub-genre of myste...

    I fell in love with this book. It?s a great mystery for elementary aged kids. I love the way all the pieces fit together. ...

    Young readers will enjoy this mystery set in Mexico! ...

    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. ...

    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

    I'm glad there is so much more interest in Mexcian culture. This was great to read after seeing Coco recently. It also makes me want to explore the life of Frida. I hope my students will want to learn more about her as well. This was a fun little adventure. ...

    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...

    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...

    This book was a little bit of a slow starter for me, but once I got into it and warmed up to the main character, Paloma, I really enjoyed it. I was an avid Nancy Drew fan as a kid, and this book has a similar feel, albeit appropriately modernized. There seems to be a sub-genre of myste...

    I fell in love with this book. It?s a great mystery for elementary aged kids. I love the way all the pieces fit together. ...

    Young readers will enjoy this mystery set in Mexico! ...

    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. ...

    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...

    Wow, this mystery was so much more exciting than I thought it would be! It seemed like a pretty simple story at first, and I found Paloma's bad attitude a little annoying. However, I loved seeing how her feelings about Mexico changed, and the depth of the mystery surprised me! I found ...

    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...

    When Paloma's mother accepts a four-week internship in Mexico, Paloma is over the moon about the idea of a summer trip. When she arrives, she learns she'll be in summer school learning Spanish, which seems like a bit of a bummer. But she immediately meets Gael and Lizzie, who introduce...

    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 was a good book except for some scary parts where Mr.Castillo/ Tavo's father, tries to steal the peacock ring and bring it out of the country of Mexico! I really liked this book overall and I recommend this book pretty highly andI hope you guys really like it too. I liked how...

    Paloma is having to spend a month in Mexico with her mother. She has no friends and shows her unhappiness. Upon arrival she soons learns about Frida Kahlo, renown mexican artist while being in the birthplace of her deceased father. She meets up with Lizzie and Gael and learns of Frida'...

    This book was an engaging read, which included a nice balance of mystery and suspense for a middle grade reader. As an educator, I love that Cervantes included historical information in a subtle and enjoyable way ... potentially drawing kids into a world they would have never been expo...

    This book is told from the viewpoint of Paloma a 12 year old girl from Kansas. Her father, who died when she was very young, was from Mexico and for the summer her mom has a fellowship in Mexico City. Paloma is recruited to help some kids her age solve the mystery of the Frida Kahlo's ...

    This title surprised me. Loved the blending of the historical, humor and mystery elements. The themes are universal and the main character was relatable once you get past the first chapter when she is whiny and self-centered as many tweens can be. I can't say enough about how Cervantes...

    Twelve-year-old Paloma loves reading detective novels, but she wasn't expecting to get caught up in a mystery during her trip to Mexico. When a valuable ring disappears from the Frida Kahlo museum, Paloma must put her detective skills to the test and find the thief. This is a fun my...

    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...

    Oooh, nice art mystery adventure. Set in Mexico, with a collection of 7th graders/ 12 years olds trying to find Frida Kahlo's stolen peacock ring. Moves right along, has a good smattering of Spanish and Kahlo history throughout, and several twisty turns before the truth comes out. Own ...

    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. ...

  • Michelle
    Sep 13, 2018

    I'm glad there is so much more interest in Mexcian culture. This was great to read after seeing Coco recently. It also makes me want to explore the life of Frida. I hope my students will want to learn more about her as well. This was a fun little adventure. ...

    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...

    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...

    This book was a little bit of a slow starter for me, but once I got into it and warmed up to the main character, Paloma, I really enjoyed it. I was an avid Nancy Drew fan as a kid, and this book has a similar feel, albeit appropriately modernized. There seems to be a sub-genre of myste...

    I fell in love with this book. It?s a great mystery for elementary aged kids. I love the way all the pieces fit together. ...

    Young readers will enjoy this mystery set in Mexico! ...

    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. ...

    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...

    Wow, this mystery was so much more exciting than I thought it would be! It seemed like a pretty simple story at first, and I found Paloma's bad attitude a little annoying. However, I loved seeing how her feelings about Mexico changed, and the depth of the mystery surprised me! I found ...

    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...

    When Paloma's mother accepts a four-week internship in Mexico, Paloma is over the moon about the idea of a summer trip. When she arrives, she learns she'll be in summer school learning Spanish, which seems like a bit of a bummer. But she immediately meets Gael and Lizzie, who introduce...

    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 was a good book except for some scary parts where Mr.Castillo/ Tavo's father, tries to steal the peacock ring and bring it out of the country of Mexico! I really liked this book overall and I recommend this book pretty highly andI hope you guys really like it too. I liked how...

    Paloma is having to spend a month in Mexico with her mother. She has no friends and shows her unhappiness. Upon arrival she soons learns about Frida Kahlo, renown mexican artist while being in the birthplace of her deceased father. She meets up with Lizzie and Gael and learns of Frida'...

    This book was an engaging read, which included a nice balance of mystery and suspense for a middle grade reader. As an educator, I love that Cervantes included historical information in a subtle and enjoyable way ... potentially drawing kids into a world they would have never been expo...

  • Shawna Busby
    Jul 10, 2018

    I'm glad there is so much more interest in Mexcian culture. This was great to read after seeing Coco recently. It also makes me want to explore the life of Frida. I hope my students will want to learn more about her as well. This was a fun little adventure. ...

    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...

    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...

    This book was a little bit of a slow starter for me, but once I got into it and warmed up to the main character, Paloma, I really enjoyed it. I was an avid Nancy Drew fan as a kid, and this book has a similar feel, albeit appropriately modernized. There seems to be a sub-genre of myste...

    I fell in love with this book. It?s a great mystery for elementary aged kids. I love the way all the pieces fit together. ...

    Young readers will enjoy this mystery set in Mexico! ...

    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. ...

    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...

    Wow, this mystery was so much more exciting than I thought it would be! It seemed like a pretty simple story at first, and I found Paloma's bad attitude a little annoying. However, I loved seeing how her feelings about Mexico changed, and the depth of the mystery surprised me! I found ...

    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...

    When Paloma's mother accepts a four-week internship in Mexico, Paloma is over the moon about the idea of a summer trip. When she arrives, she learns she'll be in summer school learning Spanish, which seems like a bit of a bummer. But she immediately meets Gael and Lizzie, who introduce...

    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 was a good book except for some scary parts where Mr.Castillo/ Tavo's father, tries to steal the peacock ring and bring it out of the country of Mexico! I really liked this book overall and I recommend this book pretty highly andI hope you guys really like it too. I liked how...

    Paloma is having to spend a month in Mexico with her mother. She has no friends and shows her unhappiness. Upon arrival she soons learns about Frida Kahlo, renown mexican artist while being in the birthplace of her deceased father. She meets up with Lizzie and Gael and learns of Frida'...

  • Ms. S
    Oct 21, 2018

    I'm glad there is so much more interest in Mexcian culture. This was great to read after seeing Coco recently. It also makes me want to explore the life of Frida. I hope my students will want to learn more about her as well. This was a fun little adventure. ...

    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...

    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...

    This book was a little bit of a slow starter for me, but once I got into it and warmed up to the main character, Paloma, I really enjoyed it. I was an avid Nancy Drew fan as a kid, and this book has a similar feel, albeit appropriately modernized. There seems to be a sub-genre of myste...

    I fell in love with this book. It?s a great mystery for elementary aged kids. I love the way all the pieces fit together. ...

    Young readers will enjoy this mystery set in Mexico! ...

    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. ...

    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...

    Wow, this mystery was so much more exciting than I thought it would be! It seemed like a pretty simple story at first, and I found Paloma's bad attitude a little annoying. However, I loved seeing how her feelings about Mexico changed, and the depth of the mystery surprised me! I found ...

    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...

    When Paloma's mother accepts a four-week internship in Mexico, Paloma is over the moon about the idea of a summer trip. When she arrives, she learns she'll be in summer school learning Spanish, which seems like a bit of a bummer. But she immediately meets Gael and Lizzie, who introduce...

    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 was a good book except for some scary parts where Mr.Castillo/ Tavo's father, tries to steal the peacock ring and bring it out of the country of Mexico! I really liked this book overall and I recommend this book pretty highly andI hope you guys really like it too. I liked how...

    Paloma is having to spend a month in Mexico with her mother. She has no friends and shows her unhappiness. Upon arrival she soons learns about Frida Kahlo, renown mexican artist while being in the birthplace of her deceased father. She meets up with Lizzie and Gael and learns of Frida'...

    This book was an engaging read, which included a nice balance of mystery and suspense for a middle grade reader. As an educator, I love that Cervantes included historical information in a subtle and enjoyable way ... potentially drawing kids into a world they would have never been expo...

    This book is told from the viewpoint of Paloma a 12 year old girl from Kansas. Her father, who died when she was very young, was from Mexico and for the summer her mom has a fellowship in Mexico City. Paloma is recruited to help some kids her age solve the mystery of the Frida Kahlo's ...

    This title surprised me. Loved the blending of the historical, humor and mystery elements. The themes are universal and the main character was relatable once you get past the first chapter when she is whiny and self-centered as many tweens can be. I can't say enough about how Cervantes...

    Twelve-year-old Paloma loves reading detective novels, but she wasn't expecting to get caught up in a mystery during her trip to Mexico. When a valuable ring disappears from the Frida Kahlo museum, Paloma must put her detective skills to the test and find the thief. This is a fun my...

    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...

    Oooh, nice art mystery adventure. Set in Mexico, with a collection of 7th graders/ 12 years olds trying to find Frida Kahlo's stolen peacock ring. Moves right along, has a good smattering of Spanish and Kahlo history throughout, and several twisty turns before the truth comes out. Own ...

    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. ...

    a great little mystery, and i'm excited about a girl character of color being the protagonist of a middle grades genre novel! i'm just not that interested in mystery. but i'm thrilled to add this to my catalog of books to teach the genre to young people. ...

    This fun middle grades mystery! It's like if Nancy Drew was Mexican American, visited Mexico for the first time and ended up on the hunt for Frida Kahlo's lost ring :D ...

    4.5 stars. Paloma is a Nancy Drew for today's kids! I had so much fun reading this book. ...

  • Katie Chun
    Oct 15, 2018

    I'm glad there is so much more interest in Mexcian culture. This was great to read after seeing Coco recently. It also makes me want to explore the life of Frida. I hope my students will want to learn more about her as well. This was a fun little adventure. ...

    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...

    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...

    This book was a little bit of a slow starter for me, but once I got into it and warmed up to the main character, Paloma, I really enjoyed it. I was an avid Nancy Drew fan as a kid, and this book has a similar feel, albeit appropriately modernized. There seems to be a sub-genre of myste...

    I fell in love with this book. It?s a great mystery for elementary aged kids. I love the way all the pieces fit together. ...

    Young readers will enjoy this mystery set in Mexico! ...

    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. ...

    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...

    Wow, this mystery was so much more exciting than I thought it would be! It seemed like a pretty simple story at first, and I found Paloma's bad attitude a little annoying. However, I loved seeing how her feelings about Mexico changed, and the depth of the mystery surprised me! I found ...

    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...

    When Paloma's mother accepts a four-week internship in Mexico, Paloma is over the moon about the idea of a summer trip. When she arrives, she learns she'll be in summer school learning Spanish, which seems like a bit of a bummer. But she immediately meets Gael and Lizzie, who introduce...

    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 was a good book except for some scary parts where Mr.Castillo/ Tavo's father, tries to steal the peacock ring and bring it out of the country of Mexico! I really liked this book overall and I recommend this book pretty highly andI hope you guys really like it too. I liked how...