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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Marianne Malone  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Young Adult; Children;


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Illinois Connection

Malone grew up in Chicago. She went to the University of Illinois and currently resides in Urbana.

Biographical and Professional Information

Marianne Malone is a former art teacher and co-founder of the Campus Middle School for Girls in Urbana, Illinois.

Published Works

    The Sixty-Eight Rooms , Yearling, 2011Stealing Magic: A Sixty-Eight Rooms Adventure , Yearling, 2013The Pirate's Coin: A Sixty-Eight Rooms Adventure , Yearling, 2014The Secret of the Key: A Sixty-Eight Rooms Adventure , Yearling, 2014

Selected Titles At Your Library

The sixty-eight rooms /
ISBN: 0375857117. OCLC Number:

Random House,. New York :. ©2010.

Ruthie thinks nothing exciting will ever happen to her until her sixth-grade class visits the Art Institute of Chicago, where she and her best friend Jack discover a magic key that shrinks them to the size of gerbils and allows them to explore the Thorne Rooms--the collection of sixty-eight miniature rooms from various time periods and places--and discover their secrets.

Stealing magic :
ISBN: 0375867902. OCLC Number:

Random House,. New York :. 2011.

Chicago sixth-graders Jack and Ruthie return to the Thorne Rooms at the Art Institute of Chicago and once again go back in time while trying to stop an art thief from endangering the miniature rooms.

The pirate's coin :
ISBN: 030797720X. OCLC Number:

Random House,. New York :. ©2013.

A magical coin coin leads sixth-graders Ruthie and Jack to 1753 Massachusetts and to Jack's pirate ancestor when they return to the Art Institute of Chicago's miniature Thorne Rooms on a mission to restore an African American family's reputation.

The secret of the key /
ISBN: 0307977218. OCLC Number:

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In the Art Institute of Chicago's miniature Thorne Rooms, the Thorne Rooms key and a mysterious set of rings lead Ruthie and Jack to new historical eras and a woman who went missing as a young girl.


The Sixty-Eight Rooms

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)

Malone is available for school or Skype visits. To inquire about availability and fees email her at mailto or visit http //