Almost everybody who has grown up in Chicago knows about the Thorne Rooms. Housed in the Children’s Galleries of the Chicago Art Institute, they are a collection of 68 exquisitely crafted miniature rooms made in the 1930s by Mrs. James Ward Thorne. Each of the 68 rooms is designed in the style... read more
Once there was a boy named Jack and a girl named Ruthie. Ruthie and Jack are really good friends. Today they are going on a field trip to a muesum called the Thorne Rooms, The Thorne Rooms are basicly just huge doll houses with lots and lots of detail. When they arrived their teacher, Ms.... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
Once there was a boy named Jack and a girl named Ruthie. Ruthie and Jack are really good friends. Today they are going on a field trip to a muesum called the Thorne Rooms, The Thorne Rooms are basicly just huge doll houses with lots and lots of detail. When they arrived their teacher, Ms. Biddle, said to stay in groups. Soon Ruthie noticed that the European Rooms were labled E1 to E31 and the American Rooms were labled A1 to A37 all together making sixty eight rooms. After looking at room after room Jack saw a key, he uickly picked it up and shoved it into his pocket he didn't show Ruthie untill they were on the bus and no one was looking then he pulled it out of his pocket and showed Ruthie, she was stunned she never saw a key with so many decorations. When Jack and Ruthie came home Jack said they should go back to the museum and find out what they key does and who it belongs to. The next day they went to the museum and met a guard named Mr. Bell they talked to him and they soon became pretty good friends with him when the got home the next day Lydia, Jacks mom invited Mr. Bell over for dinner, she knows him from the field trip she met him near the end of the tour. After dinner was over Mr. Bell went home but right before he did Jack snook a key out of Mr. Bell's coat pocket and he decided to go to a store to copy the key, then give the origanal key back to Mr. Bell but of coarse this was all a part of there plan, wich was to stay overnight at the museum beacuase the knew the key had powers that could take them into the actual miniture rooms, so the next day they got into the museum later after they arrived and looked at some of the rooms they came into this one room and while they were searching around Jack stumbled face to face with a ginormous creature but he soon realized it was just a coakroach so he grabbed the closest thing near him and went into battle against the animal hit after hit the coakroach fell Jack smilled with victory, later after that and after they explored the other rooms and met some people like Thomas and Sophie they got out the next night right before closing, when they got home they almost burst resisting the story about there amazing adventure but they both knew they couldn't tell anyone anything. The next day the couldn't resist telling Mrs. Vicittie what happend but they did and Ruthie told her about how she found Caroline Bells backpack, but they all knew the were going to have to show Mr. Bell the lost photos, then they came up with an idea witch was to say Mrs. Vicittie bought a backpack at a garage sale and she said she never looked in it till yesterday. The next day Ruthie and Jack went to see Mr. Bell but he was on duty so the had to wait a while when he got out they showed him the photos he started to cry the told him the story with Mrs. Vicittie, he was speechless, and in the end Mr. Bell got to meet Mrs. Vicittie, later Mrs. Vicittie gave Ruthie a very fancy shiny purse Ruthie denyied it several times but finaly she accepted it and went home. The next day Jack and Ruthie went to the museum, put the magical key in a box,with a note waiting for the next person to expeirience magic.
“It was the feeling you sometimes get when leaving the darkness of a theatre after a really exciting movie – you notice how the world around you is exactly the same as when you went in, only you feel different.”Ruthie
“So,” Jack continued with this line of logic, “that pencil must’ve shrunk with someone!”Highlighted by 3 Kindle customers
“These miniatures,” she wrote, “would truly animate a room.”Highlighted by 3 Kindle customers
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