The Metropolitans

The Metropolitans

Book - 2017
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The day Japan bombs Pearl Harbor, four thirteen-year-olds converge at the Metropolitan Museum of Art where an eccentric curator is seeking four uncommonly brave souls to track down the hidden pages of the Kelmsbury Manuscript, an ancient book of Arthurian legends that lies scattered within the museum's collection, and which holds the key to preventing a second attack on American soil. When Madge, Joe, Kiku, and Walt agree to help, they have no idea that the Kelmsbury is already working its magic on them. But they begin to develop extraordinary powers and experience the feelings of King Arthur, Queen Guinevere, Morgan le Fay, and Lancelot: courage, friendship, love... and betrayal. Are they playing out a legend that's already been lived, over and over, across the ages? Or can the Metropolitans forge their own story?
Publisher: New York, NY : Viking, 2017.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781101997666
1101997664
Branch Call Number: J GOODMAN, C.
Characteristics: 358 pages ; 22 cm

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sal43221
Aug 09, 2018

The author is undoubtedly a genius writer. However, the content is not appropriate for children even though it is written for children. I had the CD on in the car and was horrified at what my kids - ages ranging from 7 - 13 - heard on the CD. It started out great... but the story about bad things that happened to the native american boy & his sister were not appropriate for children to listen to. I doubt any psychologist would disagree with me. Very disappointed & will speak personally with library staff asking them to think again about putting this book on the shelves for children to read/listen to.

MissAnnie Apr 25, 2017

If you know the King Arthur legends, then this book will intrigue you. If don't know the King Arthur stories yet, it would be best to read those first before moving on to this story.
The characters here are diverse and each one has been impacted by either WWII or some other life shattering event. Character development drives the plot so the reader will be engaged by this unlikely crew as they strive to save New York City.

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Aug 09, 2018

sal43221 thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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