Magruder's Curiosity Cabinet

Magruder's Curiosity Cabinet

A Novel

Paperback - 2016
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"After Kitty Armstrong's mother vanishes from their Coney Island hotel in 1904, Kitty finds herself alone, hungry, penniless, and far away from her native England. The last people she'd expect to help her are the cast of characters at Magruder's Curiosity Cabinet, a museum of oddities that is home to a handful of freaks. But even the unusual inhabitants of Magruder's may not be a match for the insidious sickness that is plaguing Coney Island ..."--
Published: Naperville, IL :, Sourcebooks Landmark,, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781492631484
Branch Call Number: F WOO
Characteristics: 363 pages ;,21 cm


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This is an interesting combination of real history, some real history from other places added in, and a mix of characters who feel like they could have been pulled straight from history, as well. The author did a lot of research into Coney Island and the history of places like Magruder's and this is reflected in the story.
This is a good story to pair with Alice Hoffman's book, The Museum of Extraordinary Things, which is also based on real places, people and events.


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