Top positive review
Fun - but full of Facts
Reviewed in the United States on April 12, 2017
LOVED this book. I loved the way the author tied history, architecture, NYC facts, poetry, and even how to live fully into a mystery for upper elementary kids. As a parent I am sure I wouldn't give that much freedom to 6, 9, and 12 year olds but when I was a kid I loved to read about a detective family (The Happy Hollisters) who solved mysteries and had much more freedom than my mom gave me. I read it for NC Elementary Battle of the Book - to write questions - and was so impressed I read it out loud to my husband on a trip to NY. He is a non-fiction reader and not a children's lit guy, but he loved it. He even asked if Maureen Sherry had other books for kids. I think the 2017-2018 Battle of the Books teams will like this one!