A dying man’s cryptic last words are…
Under the Egg by Laura Marx Fitzgerald
Theodora Tenpenny’s grandfather was her world, and his tragic and unexpected death leaves her devastated and more than a little worried. Her mother is eccentric and flighty, her 200 year old home is crumbling around her, and she has little more than $400 in inheritance to keep them afloat. Worse, her grandfather’s dying words leave her with a mystery surrounding the painting hanging above the mantle, her grandfather’s job as a security guard at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and a secret dating back to World War II. With some new friends, and creative detective work, Theo discovers that her grandfather wasn’t the man she thought he was, he was much more. (MR-5/6)
This creative and touching story is a Paperback Pigeon All-Time Top 10 Favorite.