Me, Frida and the Secret of the Peacock Ring

Me, Frida and the Secret of the Peacock Ring

Scholastic has bought Angela Cervantes's middle grade mystery, Me, Frida and the Secret of the Peacock Ring, about a girl who accompanies her professor mother on a research fellowship to her father's birth country of Mexico, only to become entangled in a mystery involving an artifact once owned by Frida Kahlo. Publication is slated for spring 2018....

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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

  • Sunny
    May 02, 2018
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  • 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. ...
  • Morgan
    Mar 29, 2018
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  • Abby
    May 04, 2018
    Art history mystery: perfect summer reading for sleuth fans, would also work well as a classroom read-aloud ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Korie
    Apr 18, 2018
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  • 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...
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    Apr 24, 2018
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  • Jessica
    Apr 01, 2018
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  • Meredith
    May 05, 2018
    I feel like there weren't enough clues to make this a true mystery, and by the end I had to force myself to finish. Nice twist on some secret identities, though. ...
  • 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...
  • Danielle
    Mar 01, 2018
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  • Gwyn
    Jun 03, 2018
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  • 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...
  • Esther Reid
    Jun 15, 2018
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  • Annalisa
    Apr 27, 2018
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  • 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...
  • Krista
    Apr 16, 2018
    2018 Popsugar Reading challenge: a book based on a real person ...
  • 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...
  • Jennifer
    Apr 10, 2018
    This is a fun mystery written for middle school. ...
  • Matty
    May 19, 2018
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  • 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. ...
  • Jenny Lacika
    Apr 03, 2018
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