Moxie And The Art Of Rule Breaking: A 14 Day Mystery

Paperback | July 3, 2014

byErin Dionne

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“How could you say no to a book that's described as ‘for fans of The Westing Game and From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler?”—The Atlantic Wire

Moxie Fleece knows the rules and follows them--that is, until the day she opens her front door to a mysterious stranger. Suddenly Moxie is involved in Boston's biggest unsolved mystery: The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum art heist. Moxie has two weeks to find the art, otherwise she and the people she loves will be in big-time danger.

Her tools? Her best friend, Ollie, a geocaching addict who loves to find stuff; her Alzheimer's suffering grandfather, Grumps, who knows lots more than he lets on; and a geometry proof that she sets up to sort out the clues.

It's a race against the clock through downtown Boston as Moxie and Ollie break every rule she's ever lived by to find the art and save her family.

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“How could you say no to a book that's described as ‘for fans of The Westing Game and From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler’?”—The Atlantic WireMoxie Fleece knows the rules and follows them--that is, until the day she opens her front door to a mysterious stranger. Suddenly Moxie is involved in Boston's biggest unsolved m...

Erin Dionne is the author of Models Don't Eat Chocolate Cookies, The Total Tragedy of a Girl Named Hamlet, and Notes from an Accidental Band Geek. She broke her share of rules as a kid, and has always been fascinated with real-life mysteries. When not writing about the miseries, mysteries, and magic of middle school, or teaching Libera...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 7.81 × 5.1 × 0.74 inPublished:July 3, 2014Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0142426148

ISBN - 13:9780142426142

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“…the believable dialogue and characters, complicated family dynamics, and threat of danger make this mystery hard to put down.”—Publishers Weekly “Plot and character drive this lively book . . . Fans of Blue Balliett’s Chasing Vermeer will appreciate the similarities: using math to solve real-life dilemmas, depending on a best friend when times are rough, and learning that urban centers are rich in history, culture, and crime.”—Booklist “This fast-paced, National Treasure–style mystery puts an imaginative spin on the real story behind the infamous theft of several masterpieces from Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum . . . Moxie narrates the breathless, action-packed tale in a humorous first person, maintaining the suspense almost to the end.”—Kirkus Reviews “. . . readers will . . . get caught up in the breathless thrill-ride.”—School Library Journal