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All the Greys on Greene Street / Laura Tucker ; illustrations by Kelly Murphy.

Tucker, Laura, 1973- author. (Author). Murphy, Kelly, illustrator. (Added Author).
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  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Climax Public Library J TUC (Text) 33500013078522 New Available -
McIntosh Public Library J TUC (Text) 33500013078514 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780451479532
  • ISBN: 045147953X
  • Physical Description: 307 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Viking Childrens Books, 2019.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: SoHo, 1981. Twelve-year-old Olympia is an artist -- and in her neighborhood, that's normal. Her dad and his business partner Apollo bring antique paintings back to life, while her mother makes intricate sculptures in a corner of their loft, leaving Ollie to roam the streets of New York with her best friends Richard and Alex, drawing everything that catches her eye. Then everything falls apart. Ollie's dad disappears in the middle of the night, leaving her only a cryptic note and instructions to destroy it. Her mom has gone to bed, and she's not getting up. Apollo is hiding something, Alex is acting strange, and Richard has questions about the mysterious stranger he saw outside. And someone keeps calling, looking for a missing piece of art.... Olympia knows her dad is the key -- but first, she has to find him, and time is running out.-- Publisher's description.
Target Audience Note: Ages 9-11
Grades 4-6

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 May #1
    *Starred Review* Ollie's parents are artists. Her mother is an innovative sculptor; her father, along with his friend and partner, Apollo, does meticulous restoration work. But to Ollie's distress, neither of them are present at the moment. Her father has disappeared, perhaps to France with his new girlfriend, on some obscure mission. Her mother, as she did once before, has taken to her bed, too depressed to eat, wash, or focus on her daughter's worries. That leaves Ollie, an artist in her own right, free to roam a pregentrified Manhattan Soho with friends Alex and Richard, seeking clues to her father's whereabouts. The story isn't much of a mystery in the traditional sense. By the time readers discover what's happened to him, key elements about his disappearance are almost forgotten. As Ollie herself notes about mysteries, the clues in books are all tidy arrows pointing toward a logical conclusion. But not in meandering reality. What this is, however, is a brilliant mediation on the artistic life, the way shapes and color infuse perception, how concentration can lead to illumination, and how creation is a gift available to all in myriad forms. These messages don't present heavily, they shimmer, mostly because Tucker's writing is exquisite and as precise as brushstroke. A remarkable debut. Grades 4-7. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Laura Tucker has coauthored more than twenty books, including two New York Times bestselling memoirs. She grew up in New York City around the same time as Olympia, and now lives in Brooklyn with her daughter and husband; on Sunday mornings, you can find her at the door of Buttermilk Channel, one of their two restaurants. She is a cat person who cheats with dogs. All the Greys on Greene Street is her first novel.

Subject: Art > Juvenile fiction.
Artists > New York (State) > New York > Juvenile fiction.
Art > Fiction.
Artists > New York (State) > New York > Fiction.
JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Parents.
JUVENILE FICTION / Mysteries & Detective Stories.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.
Historical fiction.

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