Me, Frida and the Secret of the Peacock Ring

Me, Frida and the Secret of the Peacock Ring

A room locked for fifty years. A valuable peacock ring. A mysterious brother-sister duo. Paloma Marquez is traveling to Mexico City, birthplace of her deceased father, for the very first time. She's hoping that spending time in Mexico will help her unlock memories of the too-brief time they spent together. While in Mexico, Paloma meets Lizzie and Gael, who present her with an A room locked for fifty years. A valuable peacock ring. A mysterious brother-sister duo. Paloma M...

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Title:Me, Frida and the Secret of the Peacock Ring
Author:Angela Cervantes
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Genres:Childrens
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:240 pages pages

Me, Frida and the Secret of the Peacock Ring Reviews

  • Jennybeast
    Jul 18, 2018
    Oooh, nice art mystery adventure. Set in Mexico, with a collection of 7th graders/ 12 years olds trying to find Frida Kahlo's stolen peacock ring. Moves right along, has a good smattering of Spanish and Kahlo history throughout, and several twisty turns before the truth comes out. Own ...
  • Alexa Hamilton
    Apr 25, 2018
    Paloma is spending some time in Mexico with her mother, who has been trying to take Paloma to Mexico her whole life to bring her closer to her father, who died when she was a baby. Paloma is a great character--quirky, curious, imperfect when it comes to hobbies or following her heart o...
  • Kim Baccellia
    May 29, 2018
    Really enjoyed this MG mystery set in the hometown of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. ...
  • Kristen
    Jul 19, 2018
    This book was a little bit of a slow starter for me, but once I got into it and warmed up to the main character, Paloma, I really enjoyed it. I was an avid Nancy Drew fan as a kid, and this book has a similar feel, albeit appropriately modernized. There seems to be a sub-genre of myste...
  • Barbara
    Mar 11, 2018
    3.5 for this one, a delightful page-turner for middle graders. Although twelve-year-old Paloma Marquez is not particularly thrilled with having to spend part of her summer in Coyoacan, Mexico, while her mother is there on a fellowship, she does value the chance to get in touch with her...
  • Maria Kiguthi
    Aug 25, 2018
    This book is told from the viewpoint of Paloma a 12 year old girl from Kansas. Her father, who died when she was very young, was from Mexico and for the summer her mom has a fellowship in Mexico City. Paloma is recruited to help some kids her age solve the mystery of the Frida Kahlo's ...
  • Jez
    Jan 14, 2018
    Enjoyable mystery which brings some of the Mexican culture and the art of Frida Kahlo to life. In this story Paloma is visiting her deceased father's birthplace for the first time and while there learns more about her father through memories, discovers the great art of Frida Kahlo, and...
  • Margie's Must Reads
    May 18, 2018
    ?Me, Frida and the Secret Peacock? by Angela Cervantes ?Whether she liked it or not, Paloma Marquez was in Mexico City for a whole month.? In this enchanting middle grade mystery, we follow 12-year-old Paloma Marquez and her professor mother to Mexico City as she is invol...
  • Ms. Yingling
    Feb 07, 2018
    E ARC provided by Edelweiss Plus Paloma Marquez has to spend the summer in Mexico City with her mother, who has gotten a fellowship to study there. Paloma would rather be back home with her friends in Kansas, but she is somewhat interested to be living just a few streets away fr...
  • Perry
    Jul 20, 2018
    I'm glad there is so much more interest in Mexcian culture. This was great to read after seeing Coco recently. It also makes me want to explore the life of Frida. I hope my students will want to learn more about her as well. This was a fun little adventure. ...
  • Jennifer
    Aug 26, 2018
    Loved this art-theft mystery with a young female heroine trying out her detective skills. Set in Mexico around artist Frieda Kahlo. ...
  • Patrick
    Jul 04, 2018
    Young readers will enjoy this mystery set in Mexico! ...
  • Megan
    Aug 15, 2018
    This fun middle grades mystery! It's like if Nancy Drew was Mexican American, visited Mexico for the first time and ended up on the hunt for Frida Kahlo's lost ring :D ...
  • Erin Logan
    Sep 14, 2018
    When Paloma's mother accepts a four-week internship in Mexico, Paloma is over the moon about the idea of a summer trip. When she arrives, she learns she'll be in summer school learning Spanish, which seems like a bit of a bummer. But she immediately meets Gael and Lizzie, who introduce...
  • Pam
    Apr 03, 2018
    Middle grade mystery. Paloma was not excited to spend the summer in Mexico. Once she arrived, she met several young people and became involved in solving a mystery and learning about art. She does solve the mystery of Frida's missing peacock ring, learns more about her art and makes...
  • Katie Spina
    Jun 09, 2018
    This book is like a modern Nancy Drew set in Mexico. In fact, Paloma is obsessed with a young mystery solver named Lulu Pennywhistle. Paloma has read all the books. So when she's in Mexico with her mom for a month to discover her dad's home country, and a mystery falls into her lap, Pa...
  • Janet Rundquist
    May 27, 2018
    Fun story. My favorite part, in truth, was that one of the characters was a 12-year old female trumpet player in a Mexican mariachi band. LOVE. ...
  • Andrew
    Sep 20, 2017
    4.5 stars. An exciting middle grade mystery also filled with lots to learn about Frida Kahlo, but in a way that feels fun and not just rattling-off information. Wonderful upcoming diverse book that I highly recommend for readers both young and old to get lost in case of Frida's missing...
  • Becky
    Apr 28, 2018
    I really enjoyed the middle grade mystery! Paloma Marquez' isn't excited about having to be in Mexico to be with her mom who's received a 4 week fellowship but the trip quickly turns into a search mission to recover the missing peacock ring belonging to Frida Kahlo and helping her frie...
  • Abby
    Jul 01, 2018
    I fell in love with this book. It?s a great mystery for elementary aged kids. I love the way all the pieces fit together. ...
  • Carolyn
    Aug 18, 2018
    Even though this book is geared towards the upper elementary and middle school age group, as an adult I absolutely LOVED it. The mystery is so engaging and I could hardly put it down. Wonderful read! ...
  • MrsMitchell
    Sep 10, 2018
    Wow, this mystery was so much more exciting than I thought it would be! It seemed like a pretty simple story at first, and I found Paloma's bad attitude a little annoying. However, I loved seeing how her feelings about Mexico changed, and the depth of the mystery surprised me! I found ...
  • Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*
    May 18, 2018
    Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring by Angela Cervantes. 240 pages. Scholastic Press, 2018. $17. Language: G; Mature Content: G; Violence: PG (some danger) EL ? OPTIONAL. Paloma, a 7th grader, is in Mexico City with her mother for the month this summer. With her limite...
  • Liz Friend
    Sep 05, 2018
    The story: Paloma's mother thinks she should find friends and try adventure on her summer trip to Mexico, but the tween never expected to track down a group of jewel thieves intent on stealing a fabulous ring designed by the famous Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Guys in trench coats, midn...
  • alix
    Jun 20, 2018
    a great little mystery, and i'm excited about a girl character of color being the protagonist of a middle grades genre novel! i'm just not that interested in mystery. but i'm thrilled to add this to my catalog of books to teach the genre to young people. ...
  • Librarian Lynne
    Mar 17, 2018
    Enjoyed this middle grade mystery. So happy to find a story with central characters who are smart, fun, interested in and involved with education & art AND Hispanic demonstrating that the Mexican culture is just as diverse and fabulous as any other. Loved the Frida Kahlo informatio...
  • Robyn Arend
    May 05, 2018
    For rising seventh grader Paloma, a month in Mexico is not a dream vacation. For one thing, she's going with her mother. For another thing, she doesn't know the language. How is she supposed to make any friends? It doesn't take long for Paloma to discover that language will not be ...
  • Jessica
    May 01, 2018
    A fun read with an engaging mystery for middle grade readers. Love Cervantes introduction of a Kansas tween to Mexican culture. She does a great job of weaving the vibrant culture into the mystery. Great potential for a series. ...
  • Michelle
    Sep 13, 2018
    This book was an engaging read, which included a nice balance of mystery and suspense for a middle grade reader. As an educator, I love that Cervantes included historical information in a subtle and enjoyable way ... potentially drawing kids into a world they would have never been expo...
  • Shawna Busby
    Jul 10, 2018
    Paloma is having to spend a month in Mexico with her mother. She has no friends and shows her unhappiness. Upon arrival she soons learns about Frida Kahlo, renown mexican artist while being in the birthplace of her deceased father. She meets up with Lizzie and Gael and learns of Frida'...