The Sixty-Eight Rooms: exciting kids' novel about shrinking to fit inside the miniature Thorne Rooms

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4 Responses to “The Sixty-Eight Rooms: exciting kids' novel about shrinking to fit inside the miniature Thorne Rooms”

  1. chgoliz says:

    Sounds like you and your daughter would also like Blue Balliett’s series set a little further south in Chicago: Chasing Vermeer, The Wright 3, and The Calder Game.

    If you ever bring your daughter to Chicago, my 10-year-old would love to have an excuse to give a tour of the Thorne Rooms section of the Art Institute.  It’s her favorite exhibit there.

  2. johnnyaction says:

    Actually, There are at least 100 Thorne rooms. I just visited the 20 in Phoenix Art Museum for FREE last Wednesday night!

    From http://www.phxart.org/collection/thorneroomsmain.php

     Phoenix Art Museum owns 20 Thorne Miniature Rooms and the rest are in the Art Institute of Chicago (68), the Knoxville Museum of Art (9), The Indianapolis
    Childrens Museum (1), and the Kaye Miniature Museum in Los Angeles (1).

  3. futnuh says:

    Winning bets like this are one of the joys of parenting.

  4. doggo says:

    The Thorne Rooms have fascinated me since I was a small child. I love going to see them. If you have a chance, take your kids to see them. They’re wonderful. 

    While you’re there, go see the Cornell Boxes too.

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