The Metropolitans – Carol Goodman

   The Metropolitans – Carol Goodman, Viking, (9781101997666), 2017

Format: Hardcover

Rating: 1- 5 (5 is excellent or a Starred review)  4

Genre:  Fantasy

What did you like about the book?  This is an action packed novel that combines historical fiction with fantasy.  Four children find themselves chosen to save New York City from an AXIS plan to destroy it.  The children meet for the first time at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Madge is there to waste time before she can go back to the home of her aunt who took her in after the death of her mother and her father’s “falling apart.”  Joe, a Mohawk boy, is on the run after escaping from the group home that wanted to wipe away his culture.  Walt spends time at the museum since being sent to safety by his Jewish parents in Europe. Kiku, is a Japanese American, whose museum curator father is now seen as an enemy to the country.  The four are brought together by a rare book of legends about King Arthur.  Each will embody one of the legend’s characters, Arthur, Lancelot, Guinevere and Morgaine.  This is a thrilling roller coaster of a read that features four strong children who face their fears and join together to stop evil.  Full of action, adventure, and magic.

Anything you didn’t like about it?  No

To whom would you recommend this book?  Hand this to readers who love books filled with action and history.  Those familiar with the legends of King Arthur will also find much to love.  

Who should buy this book?  Public libraries and elementary school libraries

Where would you shelve it? Fiction

Should we (librarians/readers) put this at the top of our “to read” piles?  No

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City:  Catherine Coyne, Mansfield Public Library, Mansfield, MA

Date of review:  7/23/17             

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