LaFevers, R.L. Theodosia and the eyes of Horos
Houghton Mifflin/Clarion/Graphia/Kingfisher 2010 375p 16.00
978-0-547-22592-0 elm/ms mystery/Detective VG-BN
Theodosia Throckmorton’s parents run the Museum of Legends and Antiquities in London in the year of 1907. It is her job to help her parents with the acquisitions department. Or in more exact terms, she must keep magic from running amuck in the museum.
In this next adventure by Theodosia she runs into some Egyptian Black magic. The museum has recently discovered a artifact that is highly sought after by alchemists for centuries. Meanwhile, Sticky Will, her street friend, drags her to a magic show by the Great Awi Bubu. Trouble always seems to be her middle name.
In this fast paced mystery and fantasy the readers will be intrigued by the grandmother who marches into and out of Theodosia’ world as she tries to get an ex-boyfriend buried with honors. They will also see how she deals with the world of street thugs and black magic charlatans.
This is a book where readers will enjoy the refreshing young heroine and her drive to use her talents to keep the black magic out of the museum. In attempting to protect the museum black magic her life is constantly eventful and challenging. The readers will be enthralled by the fast pace and constantly changing humorous and page turning actions.
This is a very well written book that will relate well to many young readers. It is recommended as a basic book for any upper elementary/middle school library. It would make an excellent selection for a basic books list for school libraries. McNeil, Linda