Wednesday, July 29, 2015

BOOK REVIEW: THE HAUNTED MUSEUM- THE PHANTOM MUSIC BOX

THE HAUNTED MUSEUM:
THE PHANTOM MUSIC BOX
Suzanne Weyn
Scholastic
2014

Available: Paperback, Kindle

     Twelve-year-old Emma Bryant loves to dance and wants to make the special dance squad. But she needs to practice, practice, practice. It's why she'd rather be in class than at best friend's birthday party in the Haunted Museum. One room has a special display of music boxes, one with a ballerina and partner that spin and spin to the haunting music. Emma touches the box when she goes home, the box shows up at her home. It's like it followed her home. What is
even more amazing is that when the music plays, Emma can dance like a professional. At first it's great, but then things begin the change. She begins seeing things that scare her and tries to get rid of the box. It doesn't work, the box keeps returning. Emma realizes she has to break the spell of the music box and to that she must track down its origin.
    This was a fun read. Girls who love dance will especially enjoy how Emma has deal with wanting to be the best and what it takes to get there. The book weaves history, the supernatural and mystery into a tight package.


Target audience: Grades 4-6
Mystery/ suspense: high action

Kid appeal: Good
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