Mira's Diary by Marissa Moss
Home Sweet Rome

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Synopsis

As if traveling to a new country in search of her missing mother weren't difficult enough, Mira has to do it dressed as a boy. In a different century.


A new postcard from her time-traveling mother points Mira to the 16th century Rome. But before she can rescue her mom, she must follow the clues left around the city to find Giordano Bruno, a famous thinker and mathematician, who discovered something so shocking that important Italian officials don't want it revealed. All the while avoiding the Watchers—time-traveling police who want Mira back in her own time.


It's another whirlwind adventure for Mira, and this time she is determined to bring her mother out of the past.


Praise for Mira's Diary: Lost in Paris


"An engrossing, diary-style blend of history, mystery, and time travel."—Publishers Weekly


"With an engaging story, accessible history, and a spunky heroine, Mira's Diary is an absorbing, fast-pace adventure."—School Library Journal


"Mira's Diary: Lost in Paris is a passionate celebration of honor and integrity...fast paced and compelling."—Karen Cushman, Newberry Medal Winner and New York Times bestselling author

 

About Marissa Moss

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Marissa Moss began as an illustrator of children's books.She is the author and illustrator of the Amelia series. She has written and illustrated more than 20 childrenżs books including Ameliażs Notebook, which was named a 1997 American Booksellers Association Pick of the Lists book. Her other books include Reginażs Big Mistake and Knick Knack Paddywack. My Notebook (with Help from Amelia) also won the 2000 Parent Council Outstanding Award Informational and Oh Boy, Amelia! won the 2001 Parentżs Guide to Childrenżs Media Award and the 2002 Childrenżs Choice Award.
 
Published April 2, 2013 by Sourcebooks Jabberwocky. 191 pages
Genres: Travel, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

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Common Sense Media

Though some of the concepts Mira touches on may be over the heads of middle-grade readers, those kids can certainly follow Mira's suspenseful adventure with interest and understand the essential concepts of fairness and freedom of expression that are at issue.

Apr 02 2013 | Read Full Review of Mira's Diary: Home Sweet Rome

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Though some of the concepts Mira touches on may be over the heads of middle-grade readers, those kids can certainly follow Mira's suspenseful adventure with interest and understand the essential concepts of fairness and freedom of expression that are at issue.

Mar 05 2015 | Read Full Review of Mira's Diary: Home Sweet Rome

Gr 6–9—In this sequel to Lost in Paris (Sourcebooks, 2012), Mira, her brother, and their father receive a cryptic message from their mother, who is still hidden somewhere in the fabric of time on a secret mission. Mira's gift for time travel transports her to 16th-century Rome through touchstones...

May 01 2013 | Read Full Review of Mira's Diary: Home Sweet Rome

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