Marvel Movies comes to Tiffin Preparatory School to shoot a motion picture against the backdrop of the old Windorf Hotel that now houses the school. Penelope sneaks onto the set and watches them film a scene. Famous actors Priscilla Young and Clarence Dodd star in the movie and Penelope gets to see them up close. Regrettably, she also sees a spotlight fall on the director and kill him. Penelope claims she had her eyes shut when it happened, but the police think she may remember something. Unfortunately for her, the killer also thinks she may recall something.
To complicate matters, the school has a new cook, and Penelope’s friend Raddy thinks Chef Judy is trying to poison them. The new girl at school steals away everyone’s friends. As always Principal Merriweather keeps finding new ways to expel her. Between trying to get her friends back, starving and keeping away from the killer, she has her hands full in this next Penelope Mystery.
I thought it would be fun to end the Penelope Mystery blog tour promoting her latest book Penelope and The Movie Star. If you’ve been following the tour, reading the reviews, or maybe bought the book, this will be easy. If not, try it anyway. Who knows? Maybe you’re a psychic.
1. What is Penelope’s trade mark article of clothing?
a. A stocking cap
b. Blue and yellow striped socks.
c. A shirt with her initials embroidered on it.
d. A pink tutu.
2. What is Principal Merriweather’s major goal?
a. Get Penelope to improve her grades.
b. Expel Penelope from school.
c. Find a new job.
d. Write his memoirs without interruptions.
3. Who are her two best friends?
a. Laura and Taffy.
b. Sid and Max.
c. Sandy and Deedee.
d. Minnie and Mickey.
4. In what type of building is Penelope’s school?
a. Old hotel.
b. Three story brick house.
c. A red barn with a rooster weather vane.
d. Bedouin Tent.
5. Where did she sleep the first few days after arriving at the school?
a. On a sofa in the school lobby.
b. In the principal’s office.
c. At a teacher’s house.
d. In a janitor closet.
6. Who is Penelope’s favorite relative?
a. Aunt Suzie.
b. Uncle Elmer.
c. Her mother.
d. A third cousin on her father’s side.
The answers are at the end of this blog. But first let me give you the scoring.
All six right. You are definitely a fan, have been following along and bought the book. The other option is this is really your life we’re talking about.
Five right. Not too bad. You must have been paying attention. Bravo!
Four right. I bet I got you on #5 wrong and not sure about the other one. Still a good score.
Three or less right. Okay where did I throw you? With the pink tutu? Or Mickey and Minnie? But there is still hope. Pick up a copy of Penelope and The Movie Star and see what you’re missing.
About The Author:
Ron D. Voigts lives in Raleigh, NC and sometimes somewhere else. When back in Raleigh, he enjoys time with his family, watches old movies and shoots lots of pool. He has his own private writer’s retreat in La Vale, MD where he spends lots of time working on his next novel while enjoying the mountains and eating ice cream.
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So……well, I missed out again. I missed out on a great series for young readers! I don’t read a lot of middle grade books, but when I do, I want them to be exactly like this one! Filled with wonderful writing skills, a great cast of characters and a gripping story line. This book has all that!
Penelope Armour is a young girl who is attending a private school that is centered in an old hotel. She’s got some pretty quirky friends, and while there, she seems to get into mischief and trouble. At times, it seems, she gets into trouble even when she’s not the cause of the trouble. So, when a movie is being filmed in the lobby of the school/hotel-right where the principal’s office is-Penelope dares to cross a line. Going to the principal’s office even when she’s told to not go through the lobby. What she finds there, is quite unexpected…..and leaves her as the only witness!
Breaking into a mystery, the story flows quickly and draws the reader’s mind to the center of Penelope’s troubles and a murder investigation. She’s the only person that was in that lobby that’s not a suspect. Can she remember everything she saw that could lead them to who killed the director? Or will it be an unsolved case?
Along the way of the mystery that Penelope is involved in, she’s got some friendship issues. One true friend stands by her no matter, Raddy, and her other two friends….well, they seem to be gravitating more to the new girl. When the bully of the group is left alone and ditched for the new girl, too, Penelope reaches out with a truce.
This is most definitely a 4 Book worthy story for middle grade readers! It’s filled with laughs, mystery and engaging characters that pull you to the story instantly. I am definitely looking forward to going back and reading Penelope’s first to adventures, along with any other books that may come in future releases! Plus, I am kind of partial to this author, now, after learning he lives just 10 minutes from my town .
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Answers: 1. a, 2. b, 3. c, 4. a, 5. d, 6. B.