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"The Mona Lisa Key" by Liesl Shurtliff


monaysbookcoverOne day Mateo and his twin siblings Ruby and Corey disobey their parents by hopping on the subway to get to school, only to end up in a time-travelling ship instead. Believing they are on the adventure of a lifetime, the three agree to join Captain Vincent, the time pirate, as they journey through time, collecting priceless treasures to protect them from being stolen. But all is not as it seems, and strange things are happening to Mateo. Is Captain Vincent really trustworthy?


"The Mona Lisa Key" by Liesl Shurtliff is the first of the Time Castaways series and is recommended for grades 4-8.


--Andrea W., Youth Services