The Art of the Swap

The Art of the Swap

Two girls trade places in time to solve a legendary art heist across two centuries! As the daughter of a caretaker for a mansion-turned-museum, twelve-year-old Hannah Jordan has spent nearly all her life steeped in the history of the Gilded Age of Newport, Rhode Island. The Elms, the mansion where her dad works (and they both live), is one of the most esteemed historical p Two girls trade places in time to solve a legendary art heist across two centuries! As the daughter of a caretake...

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Title:The Art of the Swap
Author:Kristine Carlson Asselin
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Genres:Childrens
ISBN:1481478710
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:352 pages pages

The Art of the Swap Reviews

  • Frynsg
    Oct 02, 2017

    E ARC from Netgalley Hannah lives in Newport, Rhode Island in The Elms, a fabulous mansion from the Gilded Age. Of course, her father is the caretaker of the 1905 edifice, so she lives in a small apartment, but she does have the opportunity to roam around, and she loves learning about...

    Asselin, Kristine and Jen Malone The Art of the Swap, 333 pages. Aladdin (Simon), 2018. $17. Content: G. Hannah, 12, loves living in The Elms museum with her caretaker father. She does, however, sometimes get I trouble for correcting the docents in front of the patrons. Always fasci...

    Oh, I loved this! Swapping identity stories are always so fun, but the dual time periods of this book makes it extra fascinating. ...

    Fun young teen historical switcheroo with some mystery solving thrown in. I recommend it for ages 8+. ...

    Is the Grass Greener on the Other Side? If you could switch places with someone, who would you choose? For Hannah Jordan, daughter of the caretaker at The Elms Mansion in Newport, RI, it?s Margaret, a.k.a. ?Maggie? Dunlap, the young heiress who summered at The Elms in the earl...

    I had to power through a book hangover, when I started this, but I really enjoyed it. Maggie and Hannah were great characters with relatable strengths and weaknesses. It was interesting to see that even though they were so different, they were a perfect pair. I found it refreshing t...

    Twelve year olds Hannah Jordan and Maggie Dunlop both live in Newport, Rhode Island in the same house, except Maggie lives there in 1905 and Hannah lives there now. Maggie is the niece of the estate's owner, and enjoys the many luxuries (and restrictions) of a girl from upper class soc...

    I was so happy I got this book. Normally, I don't read a lot of Middle Grade books, but what drew me to this book was the time travel aspect (one of my favorite genres) and the fact that we (the readers) not only get a view of the past from a present girl, but a few of our present from...

    The Art of the Swap is truly a mesmerizing and engaging children's books incorporating three of my favorite genres, Children's Literature,History and Mystery all into one. To start out in the modern times as the character Hannah Jordan, and to mysteriously end up in 1905 as the well to...

    Two girls living in a Newport mansion 100 years apart- and their lives intersect because of a famously stolen painting. On the surface they seem mismatched, but Hannah and Maggie soon find out they can work together to solve a mystery and change history. The mystery was intriguing, t...

    really enjoyed this time traveling story! I liked that the story switched back and forth between this century and the last century. It was very interesting to see how different the two centuries have become and how a 21st century kid might fare in the 20th century and vice versa. Magg...

    A time-travel story, reminiscent of Freaky Friday. Written from the perspective of Maggie, who spends her summers at The Elms, a Newport mansion during the Gilded Age, and Hannah, who lives at The Elms in the present-day with her caretaker father. The girls travel through time and work...

    The Art of the Swap is about two 12 year old girls (Hannah and Maggie) that live a century apart in the same residence. It resonated deeply with me, as I am a lover of mysteries. And the mystery of the stolen portrait is intriguing. But this book is so much more. It discusses the class...

    Hannah Jordan has been living at The Elms mansion for as long as she can remember. She and her father live in what used to be the servents quarters, but is now a home to the 2 of them because The Elms has been turned into a muesem. As much as Hannah is a history smartie and how she alw...

    I'm so very very sad that I've finished reading this book. Right from the start the characters of Hannah and Maggie pull you in and drag you by the hand through this whirlwind adventure. I couldn't put it down and only wanted to pick it back up again when I did. The storyline is simila...

  • Jen Petro-Roy
    Aug 21, 2017

    E ARC from Netgalley Hannah lives in Newport, Rhode Island in The Elms, a fabulous mansion from the Gilded Age. Of course, her father is the caretaker of the 1905 edifice, so she lives in a small apartment, but she does have the opportunity to roam around, and she loves learning about...

    Asselin, Kristine and Jen Malone The Art of the Swap, 333 pages. Aladdin (Simon), 2018. $17. Content: G. Hannah, 12, loves living in The Elms museum with her caretaker father. She does, however, sometimes get I trouble for correcting the docents in front of the patrons. Always fasci...

    Oh, I loved this! Swapping identity stories are always so fun, but the dual time periods of this book makes it extra fascinating. ...

  • Ms. Yingling
    Dec 06, 2016

    E ARC from Netgalley Hannah lives in Newport, Rhode Island in The Elms, a fabulous mansion from the Gilded Age. Of course, her father is the caretaker of the 1905 edifice, so she lives in a small apartment, but she does have the opportunity to roam around, and she loves learning about...

  • Jaymie
    Jan 29, 2018

    E ARC from Netgalley Hannah lives in Newport, Rhode Island in The Elms, a fabulous mansion from the Gilded Age. Of course, her father is the caretaker of the 1905 edifice, so she lives in a small apartment, but she does have the opportunity to roam around, and she loves learning about...

    Asselin, Kristine and Jen Malone The Art of the Swap, 333 pages. Aladdin (Simon), 2018. $17. Content: G. Hannah, 12, loves living in The Elms museum with her caretaker father. She does, however, sometimes get I trouble for correcting the docents in front of the patrons. Always fasci...

    Oh, I loved this! Swapping identity stories are always so fun, but the dual time periods of this book makes it extra fascinating. ...

    Fun young teen historical switcheroo with some mystery solving thrown in. I recommend it for ages 8+. ...

    Is the Grass Greener on the Other Side? If you could switch places with someone, who would you choose? For Hannah Jordan, daughter of the caretaker at The Elms Mansion in Newport, RI, it?s Margaret, a.k.a. ?Maggie? Dunlap, the young heiress who summered at The Elms in the earl...

    I had to power through a book hangover, when I started this, but I really enjoyed it. Maggie and Hannah were great characters with relatable strengths and weaknesses. It was interesting to see that even though they were so different, they were a perfect pair. I found it refreshing t...

    Twelve year olds Hannah Jordan and Maggie Dunlop both live in Newport, Rhode Island in the same house, except Maggie lives there in 1905 and Hannah lives there now. Maggie is the niece of the estate's owner, and enjoys the many luxuries (and restrictions) of a girl from upper class soc...

    I was so happy I got this book. Normally, I don't read a lot of Middle Grade books, but what drew me to this book was the time travel aspect (one of my favorite genres) and the fact that we (the readers) not only get a view of the past from a present girl, but a few of our present from...

    The Art of the Swap is truly a mesmerizing and engaging children's books incorporating three of my favorite genres, Children's Literature,History and Mystery all into one. To start out in the modern times as the character Hannah Jordan, and to mysteriously end up in 1905 as the well to...

    Two girls living in a Newport mansion 100 years apart- and their lives intersect because of a famously stolen painting. On the surface they seem mismatched, but Hannah and Maggie soon find out they can work together to solve a mystery and change history. The mystery was intriguing, t...

    really enjoyed this time traveling story! I liked that the story switched back and forth between this century and the last century. It was very interesting to see how different the two centuries have become and how a 21st century kid might fare in the 20th century and vice versa. Magg...

    A time-travel story, reminiscent of Freaky Friday. Written from the perspective of Maggie, who spends her summers at The Elms, a Newport mansion during the Gilded Age, and Hannah, who lives at The Elms in the present-day with her caretaker father. The girls travel through time and work...

    The Art of the Swap is about two 12 year old girls (Hannah and Maggie) that live a century apart in the same residence. It resonated deeply with me, as I am a lover of mysteries. And the mystery of the stolen portrait is intriguing. But this book is so much more. It discusses the class...

    Hannah Jordan has been living at The Elms mansion for as long as she can remember. She and her father live in what used to be the servents quarters, but is now a home to the 2 of them because The Elms has been turned into a muesem. As much as Hannah is a history smartie and how she alw...

    I'm so very very sad that I've finished reading this book. Right from the start the characters of Hannah and Maggie pull you in and drag you by the hand through this whirlwind adventure. I couldn't put it down and only wanted to pick it back up again when I did. The storyline is simila...

    4.5 stars for this ARC. Thank you to Aladdin and Edelweiss for the opportunity to read this book before publication. In The Art of the Swap we have historical fiction with a mystery, an art heist and time travel. Yes, please. Really enjoyed watching Maggie and Hannah cope in their n...

    Completely by chance, I read this book at the same time I was reading The Art Forger which created a unique and interesting experience. Completely by chance, I read this book at the same time I was reading The Art Forger which created a unique and interesting experience. The Art of t...

    This is totally the type of book that appeals to me- especially given that I grew up in an old, somewhat historical home as well. I love the idea of the two girls switching places and experiencing each other's lives. I liked that the included the theme of feminism... but it did seem a ...

    I love books where characters trade places, especially across different time periods. It was interesting to read the characters' reactions to the different time periods they jumped to. The end of the book came together really well and I liked the message. I wanted to give this book a 3...

    I loved The Art of the Swap!!! What a fun story with a feminist bent! The book is about two 12 year old girls who live in the same house ( a Newport Mansion later turned museum), but a century apart. They swap places, and in order to swap back, they must solve a mystery. With great wri...

    What do 1905 and 2017 have in common? Two curious twelve year old time travelers. . . How much has changed? Interesting to see "what" technology was available in 1905 and what life was like for an "almost" teeenager after the turn of the last century. This is a MUST READ book i...

    Short Review: Identity Swap: Check Dual Time Frame: Check Mystery Solving: Check Whirlwind Adventure: Check What else could you possibly ask for? Tell me! Spoiler Free Review: This was absolutely thrilling! The time travel genre is one that should not be reckoned with. Esp...

    3.5 stars rounded down to 3. Fairly entertaining story. Laudable yet slightly heavy-handed efforts at portraying ?Girl Power? and Women?s Rights. I think a bit of subtlety would have been just as effective. The portrayal of 1905 was not as detailed or interesting as it had the po...

    ???/5. This is a cute take on Freaky Friday, where a present-day history buff who lives in a former mansion that is not a museum switches lives with a former guest of the house in 1905. The girls get caught up in solving a crime involving the portrait of the girl in 1905. I can s...

    A delightful time traveling historical, with two very different girls swapping places...and racing to unravel a mystery, so they can make it home! Read my thoughts and an interview with author Kristine Asselin on my blog--plus the cat's questions. ...

    What a fun romp through Newport past and present! I suspect that the authors had a blast doing research for this book. The feminist themes that emerge are quite timely and not preachy messages for 8-12 year old girls (and this considerably older woman enjoyed the story and the messages...

    I loooove the girl power theme. There?s a swap, there?s historical fiction, and there?s girl power. I love it. Fun & feminist. Plus, there?s a cool section at the end with book recommendations. I freaking love it. ...

    Fun historical fantasy! The characters are great and the adjustments to the new time period felt on target. But to me the best part was the girl-power piece. Great resources in the author?s note for kids who want to read more. ...

  • Yapha
    Apr 18, 2018

    E ARC from Netgalley Hannah lives in Newport, Rhode Island in The Elms, a fabulous mansion from the Gilded Age. Of course, her father is the caretaker of the 1905 edifice, so she lives in a small apartment, but she does have the opportunity to roam around, and she loves learning about...

    Asselin, Kristine and Jen Malone The Art of the Swap, 333 pages. Aladdin (Simon), 2018. $17. Content: G. Hannah, 12, loves living in The Elms museum with her caretaker father. She does, however, sometimes get I trouble for correcting the docents in front of the patrons. Always fasci...

    Oh, I loved this! Swapping identity stories are always so fun, but the dual time periods of this book makes it extra fascinating. ...

    Fun young teen historical switcheroo with some mystery solving thrown in. I recommend it for ages 8+. ...

    Is the Grass Greener on the Other Side? If you could switch places with someone, who would you choose? For Hannah Jordan, daughter of the caretaker at The Elms Mansion in Newport, RI, it?s Margaret, a.k.a. ?Maggie? Dunlap, the young heiress who summered at The Elms in the earl...

    I had to power through a book hangover, when I started this, but I really enjoyed it. Maggie and Hannah were great characters with relatable strengths and weaknesses. It was interesting to see that even though they were so different, they were a perfect pair. I found it refreshing t...

    Twelve year olds Hannah Jordan and Maggie Dunlop both live in Newport, Rhode Island in the same house, except Maggie lives there in 1905 and Hannah lives there now. Maggie is the niece of the estate's owner, and enjoys the many luxuries (and restrictions) of a girl from upper class soc...

  • Beth
    Apr 08, 2018

    E ARC from Netgalley Hannah lives in Newport, Rhode Island in The Elms, a fabulous mansion from the Gilded Age. Of course, her father is the caretaker of the 1905 edifice, so she lives in a small apartment, but she does have the opportunity to roam around, and she loves learning about...

    Asselin, Kristine and Jen Malone The Art of the Swap, 333 pages. Aladdin (Simon), 2018. $17. Content: G. Hannah, 12, loves living in The Elms museum with her caretaker father. She does, however, sometimes get I trouble for correcting the docents in front of the patrons. Always fasci...

    Oh, I loved this! Swapping identity stories are always so fun, but the dual time periods of this book makes it extra fascinating. ...

    Fun young teen historical switcheroo with some mystery solving thrown in. I recommend it for ages 8+. ...

    Is the Grass Greener on the Other Side? If you could switch places with someone, who would you choose? For Hannah Jordan, daughter of the caretaker at The Elms Mansion in Newport, RI, it?s Margaret, a.k.a. ?Maggie? Dunlap, the young heiress who summered at The Elms in the earl...

    I had to power through a book hangover, when I started this, but I really enjoyed it. Maggie and Hannah were great characters with relatable strengths and weaknesses. It was interesting to see that even though they were so different, they were a perfect pair. I found it refreshing t...

    Twelve year olds Hannah Jordan and Maggie Dunlop both live in Newport, Rhode Island in the same house, except Maggie lives there in 1905 and Hannah lives there now. Maggie is the niece of the estate's owner, and enjoys the many luxuries (and restrictions) of a girl from upper class soc...

    I was so happy I got this book. Normally, I don't read a lot of Middle Grade books, but what drew me to this book was the time travel aspect (one of my favorite genres) and the fact that we (the readers) not only get a view of the past from a present girl, but a few of our present from...

    The Art of the Swap is truly a mesmerizing and engaging children's books incorporating three of my favorite genres, Children's Literature,History and Mystery all into one. To start out in the modern times as the character Hannah Jordan, and to mysteriously end up in 1905 as the well to...

    Two girls living in a Newport mansion 100 years apart- and their lives intersect because of a famously stolen painting. On the surface they seem mismatched, but Hannah and Maggie soon find out they can work together to solve a mystery and change history. The mystery was intriguing, t...

    really enjoyed this time traveling story! I liked that the story switched back and forth between this century and the last century. It was very interesting to see how different the two centuries have become and how a 21st century kid might fare in the 20th century and vice versa. Magg...

    A time-travel story, reminiscent of Freaky Friday. Written from the perspective of Maggie, who spends her summers at The Elms, a Newport mansion during the Gilded Age, and Hannah, who lives at The Elms in the present-day with her caretaker father. The girls travel through time and work...

    The Art of the Swap is about two 12 year old girls (Hannah and Maggie) that live a century apart in the same residence. It resonated deeply with me, as I am a lover of mysteries. And the mystery of the stolen portrait is intriguing. But this book is so much more. It discusses the class...

    Hannah Jordan has been living at The Elms mansion for as long as she can remember. She and her father live in what used to be the servents quarters, but is now a home to the 2 of them because The Elms has been turned into a muesem. As much as Hannah is a history smartie and how she alw...

    I'm so very very sad that I've finished reading this book. Right from the start the characters of Hannah and Maggie pull you in and drag you by the hand through this whirlwind adventure. I couldn't put it down and only wanted to pick it back up again when I did. The storyline is simila...

    4.5 stars for this ARC. Thank you to Aladdin and Edelweiss for the opportunity to read this book before publication. In The Art of the Swap we have historical fiction with a mystery, an art heist and time travel. Yes, please. Really enjoyed watching Maggie and Hannah cope in their n...

    Completely by chance, I read this book at the same time I was reading The Art Forger which created a unique and interesting experience. Completely by chance, I read this book at the same time I was reading The Art Forger which created a unique and interesting experience. The Art of t...

    This is totally the type of book that appeals to me- especially given that I grew up in an old, somewhat historical home as well. I love the idea of the two girls switching places and experiencing each other's lives. I liked that the included the theme of feminism... but it did seem a ...

    I love books where characters trade places, especially across different time periods. It was interesting to read the characters' reactions to the different time periods they jumped to. The end of the book came together really well and I liked the message. I wanted to give this book a 3...

  • Christina Gagliano
    Nov 07, 2017

    E ARC from Netgalley Hannah lives in Newport, Rhode Island in The Elms, a fabulous mansion from the Gilded Age. Of course, her father is the caretaker of the 1905 edifice, so she lives in a small apartment, but she does have the opportunity to roam around, and she loves learning about...

    Asselin, Kristine and Jen Malone The Art of the Swap, 333 pages. Aladdin (Simon), 2018. $17. Content: G. Hannah, 12, loves living in The Elms museum with her caretaker father. She does, however, sometimes get I trouble for correcting the docents in front of the patrons. Always fasci...

    Oh, I loved this! Swapping identity stories are always so fun, but the dual time periods of this book makes it extra fascinating. ...

    Fun young teen historical switcheroo with some mystery solving thrown in. I recommend it for ages 8+. ...

    Is the Grass Greener on the Other Side? If you could switch places with someone, who would you choose? For Hannah Jordan, daughter of the caretaker at The Elms Mansion in Newport, RI, it?s Margaret, a.k.a. ?Maggie? Dunlap, the young heiress who summered at The Elms in the earl...

    I had to power through a book hangover, when I started this, but I really enjoyed it. Maggie and Hannah were great characters with relatable strengths and weaknesses. It was interesting to see that even though they were so different, they were a perfect pair. I found it refreshing t...

    Twelve year olds Hannah Jordan and Maggie Dunlop both live in Newport, Rhode Island in the same house, except Maggie lives there in 1905 and Hannah lives there now. Maggie is the niece of the estate's owner, and enjoys the many luxuries (and restrictions) of a girl from upper class soc...

    I was so happy I got this book. Normally, I don't read a lot of Middle Grade books, but what drew me to this book was the time travel aspect (one of my favorite genres) and the fact that we (the readers) not only get a view of the past from a present girl, but a few of our present from...

    The Art of the Swap is truly a mesmerizing and engaging children's books incorporating three of my favorite genres, Children's Literature,History and Mystery all into one. To start out in the modern times as the character Hannah Jordan, and to mysteriously end up in 1905 as the well to...

    Two girls living in a Newport mansion 100 years apart- and their lives intersect because of a famously stolen painting. On the surface they seem mismatched, but Hannah and Maggie soon find out they can work together to solve a mystery and change history. The mystery was intriguing, t...

    really enjoyed this time traveling story! I liked that the story switched back and forth between this century and the last century. It was very interesting to see how different the two centuries have become and how a 21st century kid might fare in the 20th century and vice versa. Magg...

    A time-travel story, reminiscent of Freaky Friday. Written from the perspective of Maggie, who spends her summers at The Elms, a Newport mansion during the Gilded Age, and Hannah, who lives at The Elms in the present-day with her caretaker father. The girls travel through time and work...

    The Art of the Swap is about two 12 year old girls (Hannah and Maggie) that live a century apart in the same residence. It resonated deeply with me, as I am a lover of mysteries. And the mystery of the stolen portrait is intriguing. But this book is so much more. It discusses the class...

    Hannah Jordan has been living at The Elms mansion for as long as she can remember. She and her father live in what used to be the servents quarters, but is now a home to the 2 of them because The Elms has been turned into a muesem. As much as Hannah is a history smartie and how she alw...

    I'm so very very sad that I've finished reading this book. Right from the start the characters of Hannah and Maggie pull you in and drag you by the hand through this whirlwind adventure. I couldn't put it down and only wanted to pick it back up again when I did. The storyline is simila...

    4.5 stars for this ARC. Thank you to Aladdin and Edelweiss for the opportunity to read this book before publication. In The Art of the Swap we have historical fiction with a mystery, an art heist and time travel. Yes, please. Really enjoyed watching Maggie and Hannah cope in their n...

    Completely by chance, I read this book at the same time I was reading The Art Forger which created a unique and interesting experience. Completely by chance, I read this book at the same time I was reading The Art Forger which created a unique and interesting experience. The Art of t...

    This is totally the type of book that appeals to me- especially given that I grew up in an old, somewhat historical home as well. I love the idea of the two girls switching places and experiencing each other's lives. I liked that the included the theme of feminism... but it did seem a ...

    I love books where characters trade places, especially across different time periods. It was interesting to read the characters' reactions to the different time periods they jumped to. The end of the book came together really well and I liked the message. I wanted to give this book a 3...

    I loved The Art of the Swap!!! What a fun story with a feminist bent! The book is about two 12 year old girls who live in the same house ( a Newport Mansion later turned museum), but a century apart. They swap places, and in order to swap back, they must solve a mystery. With great wri...

    What do 1905 and 2017 have in common? Two curious twelve year old time travelers. . . How much has changed? Interesting to see "what" technology was available in 1905 and what life was like for an "almost" teeenager after the turn of the last century. This is a MUST READ book i...

    Short Review: Identity Swap: Check Dual Time Frame: Check Mystery Solving: Check Whirlwind Adventure: Check What else could you possibly ask for? Tell me! Spoiler Free Review: This was absolutely thrilling! The time travel genre is one that should not be reckoned with. Esp...

    3.5 stars rounded down to 3. Fairly entertaining story. Laudable yet slightly heavy-handed efforts at portraying ?Girl Power? and Women?s Rights. I think a bit of subtlety would have been just as effective. The portrayal of 1905 was not as detailed or interesting as it had the po...

    ???/5. This is a cute take on Freaky Friday, where a present-day history buff who lives in a former mansion that is not a museum switches lives with a former guest of the house in 1905. The girls get caught up in solving a crime involving the portrait of the girl in 1905. I can s...

    A delightful time traveling historical, with two very different girls swapping places...and racing to unravel a mystery, so they can make it home! Read my thoughts and an interview with author Kristine Asselin on my blog--plus the cat's questions. ...

    What a fun romp through Newport past and present! I suspect that the authors had a blast doing research for this book. The feminist themes that emerge are quite timely and not preachy messages for 8-12 year old girls (and this considerably older woman enjoyed the story and the messages...

  • Erin Cashman
    Mar 28, 2018

    E ARC from Netgalley Hannah lives in Newport, Rhode Island in The Elms, a fabulous mansion from the Gilded Age. Of course, her father is the caretaker of the 1905 edifice, so she lives in a small apartment, but she does have the opportunity to roam around, and she loves learning about...

    Asselin, Kristine and Jen Malone The Art of the Swap, 333 pages. Aladdin (Simon), 2018. $17. Content: G. Hannah, 12, loves living in The Elms museum with her caretaker father. She does, however, sometimes get I trouble for correcting the docents in front of the patrons. Always fasci...

    Oh, I loved this! Swapping identity stories are always so fun, but the dual time periods of this book makes it extra fascinating. ...

    Fun young teen historical switcheroo with some mystery solving thrown in. I recommend it for ages 8+. ...

    Is the Grass Greener on the Other Side? If you could switch places with someone, who would you choose? For Hannah Jordan, daughter of the caretaker at The Elms Mansion in Newport, RI, it?s Margaret, a.k.a. ?Maggie? Dunlap, the young heiress who summered at The Elms in the earl...

    I had to power through a book hangover, when I started this, but I really enjoyed it. Maggie and Hannah were great characters with relatable strengths and weaknesses. It was interesting to see that even though they were so different, they were a perfect pair. I found it refreshing t...

    Twelve year olds Hannah Jordan and Maggie Dunlop both live in Newport, Rhode Island in the same house, except Maggie lives there in 1905 and Hannah lives there now. Maggie is the niece of the estate's owner, and enjoys the many luxuries (and restrictions) of a girl from upper class soc...

    I was so happy I got this book. Normally, I don't read a lot of Middle Grade books, but what drew me to this book was the time travel aspect (one of my favorite genres) and the fact that we (the readers) not only get a view of the past from a present girl, but a few of our present from...

    The Art of the Swap is truly a mesmerizing and engaging children's books incorporating three of my favorite genres, Children's Literature,History and Mystery all into one. To start out in the modern times as the character Hannah Jordan, and to mysteriously end up in 1905 as the well to...

    Two girls living in a Newport mansion 100 years apart- and their lives intersect because of a famously stolen painting. On the surface they seem mismatched, but Hannah and Maggie soon find out they can work together to solve a mystery and change history. The mystery was intriguing, t...

    really enjoyed this time traveling story! I liked that the story switched back and forth between this century and the last century. It was very interesting to see how different the two centuries have become and how a 21st century kid might fare in the 20th century and vice versa. Magg...

    A time-travel story, reminiscent of Freaky Friday. Written from the perspective of Maggie, who spends her summers at The Elms, a Newport mansion during the Gilded Age, and Hannah, who lives at The Elms in the present-day with her caretaker father. The girls travel through time and work...

    The Art of the Swap is about two 12 year old girls (Hannah and Maggie) that live a century apart in the same residence. It resonated deeply with me, as I am a lover of mysteries. And the mystery of the stolen portrait is intriguing. But this book is so much more. It discusses the class...

    Hannah Jordan has been living at The Elms mansion for as long as she can remember. She and her father live in what used to be the servents quarters, but is now a home to the 2 of them because The Elms has been turned into a muesem. As much as Hannah is a history smartie and how she alw...

    I'm so very very sad that I've finished reading this book. Right from the start the characters of Hannah and Maggie pull you in and drag you by the hand through this whirlwind adventure. I couldn't put it down and only wanted to pick it back up again when I did. The storyline is simila...

    4.5 stars for this ARC. Thank you to Aladdin and Edelweiss for the opportunity to read this book before publication. In The Art of the Swap we have historical fiction with a mystery, an art heist and time travel. Yes, please. Really enjoyed watching Maggie and Hannah cope in their n...

    Completely by chance, I read this book at the same time I was reading The Art Forger which created a unique and interesting experience. Completely by chance, I read this book at the same time I was reading The Art Forger which created a unique and interesting experience. The Art of t...

    This is totally the type of book that appeals to me- especially given that I grew up in an old, somewhat historical home as well. I love the idea of the two girls switching places and experiencing each other's lives. I liked that the included the theme of feminism... but it did seem a ...

    I love books where characters trade places, especially across different time periods. It was interesting to read the characters' reactions to the different time periods they jumped to. The end of the book came together really well and I liked the message. I wanted to give this book a 3...

    I loved The Art of the Swap!!! What a fun story with a feminist bent! The book is about two 12 year old girls who live in the same house ( a Newport Mansion later turned museum), but a century apart. They swap places, and in order to swap back, they must solve a mystery. With great wri...

  • Rena
    Apr 27, 2018

    E ARC from Netgalley Hannah lives in Newport, Rhode Island in The Elms, a fabulous mansion from the Gilded Age. Of course, her father is the caretaker of the 1905 edifice, so she lives in a small apartment, but she does have the opportunity to roam around, and she loves learning about...

    Asselin, Kristine and Jen Malone The Art of the Swap, 333 pages. Aladdin (Simon), 2018. $17. Content: G. Hannah, 12, loves living in The Elms museum with her caretaker father. She does, however, sometimes get I trouble for correcting the docents in front of the patrons. Always fasci...

    Oh, I loved this! Swapping identity stories are always so fun, but the dual time periods of this book makes it extra fascinating. ...

    Fun young teen historical switcheroo with some mystery solving thrown in. I recommend it for ages 8+. ...

    Is the Grass Greener on the Other Side? If you could switch places with someone, who would you choose? For Hannah Jordan, daughter of the caretaker at The Elms Mansion in Newport, RI, it?s Margaret, a.k.a. ?Maggie? Dunlap, the young heiress who summered at The Elms in the earl...

    I had to power through a book hangover, when I started this, but I really enjoyed it. Maggie and Hannah were great characters with relatable strengths and weaknesses. It was interesting to see that even though they were so different, they were a perfect pair. I found it refreshing t...

    Twelve year olds Hannah Jordan and Maggie Dunlop both live in Newport, Rhode Island in the same house, except Maggie lives there in 1905 and Hannah lives there now. Maggie is the niece of the estate's owner, and enjoys the many luxuries (and restrictions) of a girl from upper class soc...

    I was so happy I got this book. Normally, I don't read a lot of Middle Grade books, but what drew me to this book was the time travel aspect (one of my favorite genres) and the fact that we (the readers) not only get a view of the past from a present girl, but a few of our present from...

    The Art of the Swap is truly a mesmerizing and engaging children's books incorporating three of my favorite genres, Children's Literature,History and Mystery all into one. To start out in the modern times as the character Hannah Jordan, and to mysteriously end up in 1905 as the well to...

    Two girls living in a Newport mansion 100 years apart- and their lives intersect because of a famously stolen painting. On the surface they seem mismatched, but Hannah and Maggie soon find out they can work together to solve a mystery and change history. The mystery was intriguing, t...

    really enjoyed this time traveling story! I liked that the story switched back and forth between this century and the last century. It was very interesting to see how different the two centuries have become and how a 21st century kid might fare in the 20th century and vice versa. Magg...

    A time-travel story, reminiscent of Freaky Friday. Written from the perspective of Maggie, who spends her summers at The Elms, a Newport mansion during the Gilded Age, and Hannah, who lives at The Elms in the present-day with her caretaker father. The girls travel through time and work...

    The Art of the Swap is about two 12 year old girls (Hannah and Maggie) that live a century apart in the same residence. It resonated deeply with me, as I am a lover of mysteries. And the mystery of the stolen portrait is intriguing. But this book is so much more. It discusses the class...

    Hannah Jordan has been living at The Elms mansion for as long as she can remember. She and her father live in what used to be the servents quarters, but is now a home to the 2 of them because The Elms has been turned into a muesem. As much as Hannah is a history smartie and how she alw...

    I'm so very very sad that I've finished reading this book. Right from the start the characters of Hannah and Maggie pull you in and drag you by the hand through this whirlwind adventure. I couldn't put it down and only wanted to pick it back up again when I did. The storyline is simila...

    4.5 stars for this ARC. Thank you to Aladdin and Edelweiss for the opportunity to read this book before publication. In The Art of the Swap we have historical fiction with a mystery, an art heist and time travel. Yes, please. Really enjoyed watching Maggie and Hannah cope in their n...

    Completely by chance, I read this book at the same time I was reading The Art Forger which created a unique and interesting experience. Completely by chance, I read this book at the same time I was reading The Art Forger which created a unique and interesting experience. The Art of t...

    This is totally the type of book that appeals to me- especially given that I grew up in an old, somewhat historical home as well. I love the idea of the two girls switching places and experiencing each other's lives. I liked that the included the theme of feminism... but it did seem a ...

    I love books where characters trade places, especially across different time periods. It was interesting to read the characters' reactions to the different time periods they jumped to. The end of the book came together really well and I liked the message. I wanted to give this book a 3...

    I loved The Art of the Swap!!! What a fun story with a feminist bent! The book is about two 12 year old girls who live in the same house ( a Newport Mansion later turned museum), but a century apart. They swap places, and in order to swap back, they must solve a mystery. With great wri...

    What do 1905 and 2017 have in common? Two curious twelve year old time travelers. . . How much has changed? Interesting to see "what" technology was available in 1905 and what life was like for an "almost" teeenager after the turn of the last century. This is a MUST READ book i...

    Short Review: Identity Swap: Check Dual Time Frame: Check Mystery Solving: Check Whirlwind Adventure: Check What else could you possibly ask for? Tell me! Spoiler Free Review: This was absolutely thrilling! The time travel genre is one that should not be reckoned with. Esp...

    3.5 stars rounded down to 3. Fairly entertaining story. Laudable yet slightly heavy-handed efforts at portraying ?Girl Power? and Women?s Rights. I think a bit of subtlety would have been just as effective. The portrayal of 1905 was not as detailed or interesting as it had the po...

  • Cassie
    Jan 05, 2018

    E ARC from Netgalley Hannah lives in Newport, Rhode Island in The Elms, a fabulous mansion from the Gilded Age. Of course, her father is the caretaker of the 1905 edifice, so she lives in a small apartment, but she does have the opportunity to roam around, and she loves learning about...

    Asselin, Kristine and Jen Malone The Art of the Swap, 333 pages. Aladdin (Simon), 2018. $17. Content: G. Hannah, 12, loves living in The Elms museum with her caretaker father. She does, however, sometimes get I trouble for correcting the docents in front of the patrons. Always fasci...

    Oh, I loved this! Swapping identity stories are always so fun, but the dual time periods of this book makes it extra fascinating. ...

    Fun young teen historical switcheroo with some mystery solving thrown in. I recommend it for ages 8+. ...

    Is the Grass Greener on the Other Side? If you could switch places with someone, who would you choose? For Hannah Jordan, daughter of the caretaker at The Elms Mansion in Newport, RI, it?s Margaret, a.k.a. ?Maggie? Dunlap, the young heiress who summered at The Elms in the earl...

    I had to power through a book hangover, when I started this, but I really enjoyed it. Maggie and Hannah were great characters with relatable strengths and weaknesses. It was interesting to see that even though they were so different, they were a perfect pair. I found it refreshing t...

    Twelve year olds Hannah Jordan and Maggie Dunlop both live in Newport, Rhode Island in the same house, except Maggie lives there in 1905 and Hannah lives there now. Maggie is the niece of the estate's owner, and enjoys the many luxuries (and restrictions) of a girl from upper class soc...

    I was so happy I got this book. Normally, I don't read a lot of Middle Grade books, but what drew me to this book was the time travel aspect (one of my favorite genres) and the fact that we (the readers) not only get a view of the past from a present girl, but a few of our present from...

    The Art of the Swap is truly a mesmerizing and engaging children's books incorporating three of my favorite genres, Children's Literature,History and Mystery all into one. To start out in the modern times as the character Hannah Jordan, and to mysteriously end up in 1905 as the well to...

    Two girls living in a Newport mansion 100 years apart- and their lives intersect because of a famously stolen painting. On the surface they seem mismatched, but Hannah and Maggie soon find out they can work together to solve a mystery and change history. The mystery was intriguing, t...

    really enjoyed this time traveling story! I liked that the story switched back and forth between this century and the last century. It was very interesting to see how different the two centuries have become and how a 21st century kid might fare in the 20th century and vice versa. Magg...

    A time-travel story, reminiscent of Freaky Friday. Written from the perspective of Maggie, who spends her summers at The Elms, a Newport mansion during the Gilded Age, and Hannah, who lives at The Elms in the present-day with her caretaker father. The girls travel through time and work...

    The Art of the Swap is about two 12 year old girls (Hannah and Maggie) that live a century apart in the same residence. It resonated deeply with me, as I am a lover of mysteries. And the mystery of the stolen portrait is intriguing. But this book is so much more. It discusses the class...

    Hannah Jordan has been living at The Elms mansion for as long as she can remember. She and her father live in what used to be the servents quarters, but is now a home to the 2 of them because The Elms has been turned into a muesem. As much as Hannah is a history smartie and how she alw...

    I'm so very very sad that I've finished reading this book. Right from the start the characters of Hannah and Maggie pull you in and drag you by the hand through this whirlwind adventure. I couldn't put it down and only wanted to pick it back up again when I did. The storyline is simila...

    4.5 stars for this ARC. Thank you to Aladdin and Edelweiss for the opportunity to read this book before publication. In The Art of the Swap we have historical fiction with a mystery, an art heist and time travel. Yes, please. Really enjoyed watching Maggie and Hannah cope in their n...

    Completely by chance, I read this book at the same time I was reading The Art Forger which created a unique and interesting experience. Completely by chance, I read this book at the same time I was reading The Art Forger which created a unique and interesting experience. The Art of t...

  • Darla
    Feb 08, 2018

    E ARC from Netgalley Hannah lives in Newport, Rhode Island in The Elms, a fabulous mansion from the Gilded Age. Of course, her father is the caretaker of the 1905 edifice, so she lives in a small apartment, but she does have the opportunity to roam around, and she loves learning about...

    Asselin, Kristine and Jen Malone The Art of the Swap, 333 pages. Aladdin (Simon), 2018. $17. Content: G. Hannah, 12, loves living in The Elms museum with her caretaker father. She does, however, sometimes get I trouble for correcting the docents in front of the patrons. Always fasci...

    Oh, I loved this! Swapping identity stories are always so fun, but the dual time periods of this book makes it extra fascinating. ...

    Fun young teen historical switcheroo with some mystery solving thrown in. I recommend it for ages 8+. ...

    Is the Grass Greener on the Other Side? If you could switch places with someone, who would you choose? For Hannah Jordan, daughter of the caretaker at The Elms Mansion in Newport, RI, it?s Margaret, a.k.a. ?Maggie? Dunlap, the young heiress who summered at The Elms in the earl...

    I had to power through a book hangover, when I started this, but I really enjoyed it. Maggie and Hannah were great characters with relatable strengths and weaknesses. It was interesting to see that even though they were so different, they were a perfect pair. I found it refreshing t...

    Twelve year olds Hannah Jordan and Maggie Dunlop both live in Newport, Rhode Island in the same house, except Maggie lives there in 1905 and Hannah lives there now. Maggie is the niece of the estate's owner, and enjoys the many luxuries (and restrictions) of a girl from upper class soc...

    I was so happy I got this book. Normally, I don't read a lot of Middle Grade books, but what drew me to this book was the time travel aspect (one of my favorite genres) and the fact that we (the readers) not only get a view of the past from a present girl, but a few of our present from...

    The Art of the Swap is truly a mesmerizing and engaging children's books incorporating three of my favorite genres, Children's Literature,History and Mystery all into one. To start out in the modern times as the character Hannah Jordan, and to mysteriously end up in 1905 as the well to...

    Two girls living in a Newport mansion 100 years apart- and their lives intersect because of a famously stolen painting. On the surface they seem mismatched, but Hannah and Maggie soon find out they can work together to solve a mystery and change history. The mystery was intriguing, t...

    really enjoyed this time traveling story! I liked that the story switched back and forth between this century and the last century. It was very interesting to see how different the two centuries have become and how a 21st century kid might fare in the 20th century and vice versa. Magg...

    A time-travel story, reminiscent of Freaky Friday. Written from the perspective of Maggie, who spends her summers at The Elms, a Newport mansion during the Gilded Age, and Hannah, who lives at The Elms in the present-day with her caretaker father. The girls travel through time and work...

    The Art of the Swap is about two 12 year old girls (Hannah and Maggie) that live a century apart in the same residence. It resonated deeply with me, as I am a lover of mysteries. And the mystery of the stolen portrait is intriguing. But this book is so much more. It discusses the class...

    Hannah Jordan has been living at The Elms mansion for as long as she can remember. She and her father live in what used to be the servents quarters, but is now a home to the 2 of them because The Elms has been turned into a muesem. As much as Hannah is a history smartie and how she alw...

    I'm so very very sad that I've finished reading this book. Right from the start the characters of Hannah and Maggie pull you in and drag you by the hand through this whirlwind adventure. I couldn't put it down and only wanted to pick it back up again when I did. The storyline is simila...

    4.5 stars for this ARC. Thank you to Aladdin and Edelweiss for the opportunity to read this book before publication. In The Art of the Swap we have historical fiction with a mystery, an art heist and time travel. Yes, please. Really enjoyed watching Maggie and Hannah cope in their n...

  • Dreaday
    Feb 07, 2018

    E ARC from Netgalley Hannah lives in Newport, Rhode Island in The Elms, a fabulous mansion from the Gilded Age. Of course, her father is the caretaker of the 1905 edifice, so she lives in a small apartment, but she does have the opportunity to roam around, and she loves learning about...

    Asselin, Kristine and Jen Malone The Art of the Swap, 333 pages. Aladdin (Simon), 2018. $17. Content: G. Hannah, 12, loves living in The Elms museum with her caretaker father. She does, however, sometimes get I trouble for correcting the docents in front of the patrons. Always fasci...

    Oh, I loved this! Swapping identity stories are always so fun, but the dual time periods of this book makes it extra fascinating. ...

    Fun young teen historical switcheroo with some mystery solving thrown in. I recommend it for ages 8+. ...

    Is the Grass Greener on the Other Side? If you could switch places with someone, who would you choose? For Hannah Jordan, daughter of the caretaker at The Elms Mansion in Newport, RI, it?s Margaret, a.k.a. ?Maggie? Dunlap, the young heiress who summered at The Elms in the earl...

    I had to power through a book hangover, when I started this, but I really enjoyed it. Maggie and Hannah were great characters with relatable strengths and weaknesses. It was interesting to see that even though they were so different, they were a perfect pair. I found it refreshing t...

    Twelve year olds Hannah Jordan and Maggie Dunlop both live in Newport, Rhode Island in the same house, except Maggie lives there in 1905 and Hannah lives there now. Maggie is the niece of the estate's owner, and enjoys the many luxuries (and restrictions) of a girl from upper class soc...

    I was so happy I got this book. Normally, I don't read a lot of Middle Grade books, but what drew me to this book was the time travel aspect (one of my favorite genres) and the fact that we (the readers) not only get a view of the past from a present girl, but a few of our present from...

    The Art of the Swap is truly a mesmerizing and engaging children's books incorporating three of my favorite genres, Children's Literature,History and Mystery all into one. To start out in the modern times as the character Hannah Jordan, and to mysteriously end up in 1905 as the well to...

    Two girls living in a Newport mansion 100 years apart- and their lives intersect because of a famously stolen painting. On the surface they seem mismatched, but Hannah and Maggie soon find out they can work together to solve a mystery and change history. The mystery was intriguing, t...

    really enjoyed this time traveling story! I liked that the story switched back and forth between this century and the last century. It was very interesting to see how different the two centuries have become and how a 21st century kid might fare in the 20th century and vice versa. Magg...

    A time-travel story, reminiscent of Freaky Friday. Written from the perspective of Maggie, who spends her summers at The Elms, a Newport mansion during the Gilded Age, and Hannah, who lives at The Elms in the present-day with her caretaker father. The girls travel through time and work...

    The Art of the Swap is about two 12 year old girls (Hannah and Maggie) that live a century apart in the same residence. It resonated deeply with me, as I am a lover of mysteries. And the mystery of the stolen portrait is intriguing. But this book is so much more. It discusses the class...

    Hannah Jordan has been living at The Elms mansion for as long as she can remember. She and her father live in what used to be the servents quarters, but is now a home to the 2 of them because The Elms has been turned into a muesem. As much as Hannah is a history smartie and how she alw...

    I'm so very very sad that I've finished reading this book. Right from the start the characters of Hannah and Maggie pull you in and drag you by the hand through this whirlwind adventure. I couldn't put it down and only wanted to pick it back up again when I did. The storyline is simila...

    4.5 stars for this ARC. Thank you to Aladdin and Edelweiss for the opportunity to read this book before publication. In The Art of the Swap we have historical fiction with a mystery, an art heist and time travel. Yes, please. Really enjoyed watching Maggie and Hannah cope in their n...

    Completely by chance, I read this book at the same time I was reading The Art Forger which created a unique and interesting experience. Completely by chance, I read this book at the same time I was reading The Art Forger which created a unique and interesting experience. The Art of t...

    This is totally the type of book that appeals to me- especially given that I grew up in an old, somewhat historical home as well. I love the idea of the two girls switching places and experiencing each other's lives. I liked that the included the theme of feminism... but it did seem a ...

    I love books where characters trade places, especially across different time periods. It was interesting to read the characters' reactions to the different time periods they jumped to. The end of the book came together really well and I liked the message. I wanted to give this book a 3...

    I loved The Art of the Swap!!! What a fun story with a feminist bent! The book is about two 12 year old girls who live in the same house ( a Newport Mansion later turned museum), but a century apart. They swap places, and in order to swap back, they must solve a mystery. With great wri...

    What do 1905 and 2017 have in common? Two curious twelve year old time travelers. . . How much has changed? Interesting to see "what" technology was available in 1905 and what life was like for an "almost" teeenager after the turn of the last century. This is a MUST READ book i...

    Short Review: Identity Swap: Check Dual Time Frame: Check Mystery Solving: Check Whirlwind Adventure: Check What else could you possibly ask for? Tell me! Spoiler Free Review: This was absolutely thrilling! The time travel genre is one that should not be reckoned with. Esp...

    3.5 stars rounded down to 3. Fairly entertaining story. Laudable yet slightly heavy-handed efforts at portraying ?Girl Power? and Women?s Rights. I think a bit of subtlety would have been just as effective. The portrayal of 1905 was not as detailed or interesting as it had the po...

    ???/5. This is a cute take on Freaky Friday, where a present-day history buff who lives in a former mansion that is not a museum switches lives with a former guest of the house in 1905. The girls get caught up in solving a crime involving the portrait of the girl in 1905. I can s...

    A delightful time traveling historical, with two very different girls swapping places...and racing to unravel a mystery, so they can make it home! Read my thoughts and an interview with author Kristine Asselin on my blog--plus the cat's questions. ...

    What a fun romp through Newport past and present! I suspect that the authors had a blast doing research for this book. The feminist themes that emerge are quite timely and not preachy messages for 8-12 year old girls (and this considerably older woman enjoyed the story and the messages...

    I loooove the girl power theme. There?s a swap, there?s historical fiction, and there?s girl power. I love it. Fun & feminist. Plus, there?s a cool section at the end with book recommendations. I freaking love it. ...

  • Edshara
    Mar 30, 2018

    E ARC from Netgalley Hannah lives in Newport, Rhode Island in The Elms, a fabulous mansion from the Gilded Age. Of course, her father is the caretaker of the 1905 edifice, so she lives in a small apartment, but she does have the opportunity to roam around, and she loves learning about...

    Asselin, Kristine and Jen Malone The Art of the Swap, 333 pages. Aladdin (Simon), 2018. $17. Content: G. Hannah, 12, loves living in The Elms museum with her caretaker father. She does, however, sometimes get I trouble for correcting the docents in front of the patrons. Always fasci...

    Oh, I loved this! Swapping identity stories are always so fun, but the dual time periods of this book makes it extra fascinating. ...

    Fun young teen historical switcheroo with some mystery solving thrown in. I recommend it for ages 8+. ...

    Is the Grass Greener on the Other Side? If you could switch places with someone, who would you choose? For Hannah Jordan, daughter of the caretaker at The Elms Mansion in Newport, RI, it?s Margaret, a.k.a. ?Maggie? Dunlap, the young heiress who summered at The Elms in the earl...

    I had to power through a book hangover, when I started this, but I really enjoyed it. Maggie and Hannah were great characters with relatable strengths and weaknesses. It was interesting to see that even though they were so different, they were a perfect pair. I found it refreshing t...

  • Janelle Hackbarth
    Jan 14, 2018

    E ARC from Netgalley Hannah lives in Newport, Rhode Island in The Elms, a fabulous mansion from the Gilded Age. Of course, her father is the caretaker of the 1905 edifice, so she lives in a small apartment, but she does have the opportunity to roam around, and she loves learning about...

    Asselin, Kristine and Jen Malone The Art of the Swap, 333 pages. Aladdin (Simon), 2018. $17. Content: G. Hannah, 12, loves living in The Elms museum with her caretaker father. She does, however, sometimes get I trouble for correcting the docents in front of the patrons. Always fasci...

    Oh, I loved this! Swapping identity stories are always so fun, but the dual time periods of this book makes it extra fascinating. ...

    Fun young teen historical switcheroo with some mystery solving thrown in. I recommend it for ages 8+. ...

    Is the Grass Greener on the Other Side? If you could switch places with someone, who would you choose? For Hannah Jordan, daughter of the caretaker at The Elms Mansion in Newport, RI, it?s Margaret, a.k.a. ?Maggie? Dunlap, the young heiress who summered at The Elms in the earl...

    I had to power through a book hangover, when I started this, but I really enjoyed it. Maggie and Hannah were great characters with relatable strengths and weaknesses. It was interesting to see that even though they were so different, they were a perfect pair. I found it refreshing t...

    Twelve year olds Hannah Jordan and Maggie Dunlop both live in Newport, Rhode Island in the same house, except Maggie lives there in 1905 and Hannah lives there now. Maggie is the niece of the estate's owner, and enjoys the many luxuries (and restrictions) of a girl from upper class soc...

    I was so happy I got this book. Normally, I don't read a lot of Middle Grade books, but what drew me to this book was the time travel aspect (one of my favorite genres) and the fact that we (the readers) not only get a view of the past from a present girl, but a few of our present from...

  • Anna
    Feb 23, 2018

    E ARC from Netgalley Hannah lives in Newport, Rhode Island in The Elms, a fabulous mansion from the Gilded Age. Of course, her father is the caretaker of the 1905 edifice, so she lives in a small apartment, but she does have the opportunity to roam around, and she loves learning about...

    Asselin, Kristine and Jen Malone The Art of the Swap, 333 pages. Aladdin (Simon), 2018. $17. Content: G. Hannah, 12, loves living in The Elms museum with her caretaker father. She does, however, sometimes get I trouble for correcting the docents in front of the patrons. Always fasci...

    Oh, I loved this! Swapping identity stories are always so fun, but the dual time periods of this book makes it extra fascinating. ...

    Fun young teen historical switcheroo with some mystery solving thrown in. I recommend it for ages 8+. ...

    Is the Grass Greener on the Other Side? If you could switch places with someone, who would you choose? For Hannah Jordan, daughter of the caretaker at The Elms Mansion in Newport, RI, it?s Margaret, a.k.a. ?Maggie? Dunlap, the young heiress who summered at The Elms in the earl...

    I had to power through a book hangover, when I started this, but I really enjoyed it. Maggie and Hannah were great characters with relatable strengths and weaknesses. It was interesting to see that even though they were so different, they were a perfect pair. I found it refreshing t...

    Twelve year olds Hannah Jordan and Maggie Dunlop both live in Newport, Rhode Island in the same house, except Maggie lives there in 1905 and Hannah lives there now. Maggie is the niece of the estate's owner, and enjoys the many luxuries (and restrictions) of a girl from upper class soc...

    I was so happy I got this book. Normally, I don't read a lot of Middle Grade books, but what drew me to this book was the time travel aspect (one of my favorite genres) and the fact that we (the readers) not only get a view of the past from a present girl, but a few of our present from...

    The Art of the Swap is truly a mesmerizing and engaging children's books incorporating three of my favorite genres, Children's Literature,History and Mystery all into one. To start out in the modern times as the character Hannah Jordan, and to mysteriously end up in 1905 as the well to...

    Two girls living in a Newport mansion 100 years apart- and their lives intersect because of a famously stolen painting. On the surface they seem mismatched, but Hannah and Maggie soon find out they can work together to solve a mystery and change history. The mystery was intriguing, t...

    really enjoyed this time traveling story! I liked that the story switched back and forth between this century and the last century. It was very interesting to see how different the two centuries have become and how a 21st century kid might fare in the 20th century and vice versa. Magg...

  • Suzanne Warr
    Nov 07, 2017

    E ARC from Netgalley Hannah lives in Newport, Rhode Island in The Elms, a fabulous mansion from the Gilded Age. Of course, her father is the caretaker of the 1905 edifice, so she lives in a small apartment, but she does have the opportunity to roam around, and she loves learning about...

    Asselin, Kristine and Jen Malone The Art of the Swap, 333 pages. Aladdin (Simon), 2018. $17. Content: G. Hannah, 12, loves living in The Elms museum with her caretaker father. She does, however, sometimes get I trouble for correcting the docents in front of the patrons. Always fasci...

    Oh, I loved this! Swapping identity stories are always so fun, but the dual time periods of this book makes it extra fascinating. ...

    Fun young teen historical switcheroo with some mystery solving thrown in. I recommend it for ages 8+. ...

    Is the Grass Greener on the Other Side? If you could switch places with someone, who would you choose? For Hannah Jordan, daughter of the caretaker at The Elms Mansion in Newport, RI, it?s Margaret, a.k.a. ?Maggie? Dunlap, the young heiress who summered at The Elms in the earl...

    I had to power through a book hangover, when I started this, but I really enjoyed it. Maggie and Hannah were great characters with relatable strengths and weaknesses. It was interesting to see that even though they were so different, they were a perfect pair. I found it refreshing t...

    Twelve year olds Hannah Jordan and Maggie Dunlop both live in Newport, Rhode Island in the same house, except Maggie lives there in 1905 and Hannah lives there now. Maggie is the niece of the estate's owner, and enjoys the many luxuries (and restrictions) of a girl from upper class soc...

    I was so happy I got this book. Normally, I don't read a lot of Middle Grade books, but what drew me to this book was the time travel aspect (one of my favorite genres) and the fact that we (the readers) not only get a view of the past from a present girl, but a few of our present from...

    The Art of the Swap is truly a mesmerizing and engaging children's books incorporating three of my favorite genres, Children's Literature,History and Mystery all into one. To start out in the modern times as the character Hannah Jordan, and to mysteriously end up in 1905 as the well to...

    Two girls living in a Newport mansion 100 years apart- and their lives intersect because of a famously stolen painting. On the surface they seem mismatched, but Hannah and Maggie soon find out they can work together to solve a mystery and change history. The mystery was intriguing, t...

    really enjoyed this time traveling story! I liked that the story switched back and forth between this century and the last century. It was very interesting to see how different the two centuries have become and how a 21st century kid might fare in the 20th century and vice versa. Magg...

    A time-travel story, reminiscent of Freaky Friday. Written from the perspective of Maggie, who spends her summers at The Elms, a Newport mansion during the Gilded Age, and Hannah, who lives at The Elms in the present-day with her caretaker father. The girls travel through time and work...

    The Art of the Swap is about two 12 year old girls (Hannah and Maggie) that live a century apart in the same residence. It resonated deeply with me, as I am a lover of mysteries. And the mystery of the stolen portrait is intriguing. But this book is so much more. It discusses the class...

    Hannah Jordan has been living at The Elms mansion for as long as she can remember. She and her father live in what used to be the servents quarters, but is now a home to the 2 of them because The Elms has been turned into a muesem. As much as Hannah is a history smartie and how she alw...

    I'm so very very sad that I've finished reading this book. Right from the start the characters of Hannah and Maggie pull you in and drag you by the hand through this whirlwind adventure. I couldn't put it down and only wanted to pick it back up again when I did. The storyline is simila...

    4.5 stars for this ARC. Thank you to Aladdin and Edelweiss for the opportunity to read this book before publication. In The Art of the Swap we have historical fiction with a mystery, an art heist and time travel. Yes, please. Really enjoyed watching Maggie and Hannah cope in their n...

    Completely by chance, I read this book at the same time I was reading The Art Forger which created a unique and interesting experience. Completely by chance, I read this book at the same time I was reading The Art Forger which created a unique and interesting experience. The Art of t...

    This is totally the type of book that appeals to me- especially given that I grew up in an old, somewhat historical home as well. I love the idea of the two girls switching places and experiencing each other's lives. I liked that the included the theme of feminism... but it did seem a ...

    I love books where characters trade places, especially across different time periods. It was interesting to read the characters' reactions to the different time periods they jumped to. The end of the book came together really well and I liked the message. I wanted to give this book a 3...

    I loved The Art of the Swap!!! What a fun story with a feminist bent! The book is about two 12 year old girls who live in the same house ( a Newport Mansion later turned museum), but a century apart. They swap places, and in order to swap back, they must solve a mystery. With great wri...

    What do 1905 and 2017 have in common? Two curious twelve year old time travelers. . . How much has changed? Interesting to see "what" technology was available in 1905 and what life was like for an "almost" teeenager after the turn of the last century. This is a MUST READ book i...

    Short Review: Identity Swap: Check Dual Time Frame: Check Mystery Solving: Check Whirlwind Adventure: Check What else could you possibly ask for? Tell me! Spoiler Free Review: This was absolutely thrilling! The time travel genre is one that should not be reckoned with. Esp...

    3.5 stars rounded down to 3. Fairly entertaining story. Laudable yet slightly heavy-handed efforts at portraying ?Girl Power? and Women?s Rights. I think a bit of subtlety would have been just as effective. The portrayal of 1905 was not as detailed or interesting as it had the po...

    ???/5. This is a cute take on Freaky Friday, where a present-day history buff who lives in a former mansion that is not a museum switches lives with a former guest of the house in 1905. The girls get caught up in solving a crime involving the portrait of the girl in 1905. I can s...

    A delightful time traveling historical, with two very different girls swapping places...and racing to unravel a mystery, so they can make it home! Read my thoughts and an interview with author Kristine Asselin on my blog--plus the cat's questions. ...

  • Fran
    Apr 28, 2018

    E ARC from Netgalley Hannah lives in Newport, Rhode Island in The Elms, a fabulous mansion from the Gilded Age. Of course, her father is the caretaker of the 1905 edifice, so she lives in a small apartment, but she does have the opportunity to roam around, and she loves learning about...

    Asselin, Kristine and Jen Malone The Art of the Swap, 333 pages. Aladdin (Simon), 2018. $17. Content: G. Hannah, 12, loves living in The Elms museum with her caretaker father. She does, however, sometimes get I trouble for correcting the docents in front of the patrons. Always fasci...

    Oh, I loved this! Swapping identity stories are always so fun, but the dual time periods of this book makes it extra fascinating. ...

    Fun young teen historical switcheroo with some mystery solving thrown in. I recommend it for ages 8+. ...

    Is the Grass Greener on the Other Side? If you could switch places with someone, who would you choose? For Hannah Jordan, daughter of the caretaker at The Elms Mansion in Newport, RI, it?s Margaret, a.k.a. ?Maggie? Dunlap, the young heiress who summered at The Elms in the earl...

    I had to power through a book hangover, when I started this, but I really enjoyed it. Maggie and Hannah were great characters with relatable strengths and weaknesses. It was interesting to see that even though they were so different, they were a perfect pair. I found it refreshing t...

    Twelve year olds Hannah Jordan and Maggie Dunlop both live in Newport, Rhode Island in the same house, except Maggie lives there in 1905 and Hannah lives there now. Maggie is the niece of the estate's owner, and enjoys the many luxuries (and restrictions) of a girl from upper class soc...

    I was so happy I got this book. Normally, I don't read a lot of Middle Grade books, but what drew me to this book was the time travel aspect (one of my favorite genres) and the fact that we (the readers) not only get a view of the past from a present girl, but a few of our present from...

    The Art of the Swap is truly a mesmerizing and engaging children's books incorporating three of my favorite genres, Children's Literature,History and Mystery all into one. To start out in the modern times as the character Hannah Jordan, and to mysteriously end up in 1905 as the well to...

    Two girls living in a Newport mansion 100 years apart- and their lives intersect because of a famously stolen painting. On the surface they seem mismatched, but Hannah and Maggie soon find out they can work together to solve a mystery and change history. The mystery was intriguing, t...

    really enjoyed this time traveling story! I liked that the story switched back and forth between this century and the last century. It was very interesting to see how different the two centuries have become and how a 21st century kid might fare in the 20th century and vice versa. Magg...

    A time-travel story, reminiscent of Freaky Friday. Written from the perspective of Maggie, who spends her summers at The Elms, a Newport mansion during the Gilded Age, and Hannah, who lives at The Elms in the present-day with her caretaker father. The girls travel through time and work...

    The Art of the Swap is about two 12 year old girls (Hannah and Maggie) that live a century apart in the same residence. It resonated deeply with me, as I am a lover of mysteries. And the mystery of the stolen portrait is intriguing. But this book is so much more. It discusses the class...

    Hannah Jordan has been living at The Elms mansion for as long as she can remember. She and her father live in what used to be the servents quarters, but is now a home to the 2 of them because The Elms has been turned into a muesem. As much as Hannah is a history smartie and how she alw...

    I'm so very very sad that I've finished reading this book. Right from the start the characters of Hannah and Maggie pull you in and drag you by the hand through this whirlwind adventure. I couldn't put it down and only wanted to pick it back up again when I did. The storyline is simila...

    4.5 stars for this ARC. Thank you to Aladdin and Edelweiss for the opportunity to read this book before publication. In The Art of the Swap we have historical fiction with a mystery, an art heist and time travel. Yes, please. Really enjoyed watching Maggie and Hannah cope in their n...

    Completely by chance, I read this book at the same time I was reading The Art Forger which created a unique and interesting experience. Completely by chance, I read this book at the same time I was reading The Art Forger which created a unique and interesting experience. The Art of t...

    This is totally the type of book that appeals to me- especially given that I grew up in an old, somewhat historical home as well. I love the idea of the two girls switching places and experiencing each other's lives. I liked that the included the theme of feminism... but it did seem a ...

    I love books where characters trade places, especially across different time periods. It was interesting to read the characters' reactions to the different time periods they jumped to. The end of the book came together really well and I liked the message. I wanted to give this book a 3...

    I loved The Art of the Swap!!! What a fun story with a feminist bent! The book is about two 12 year old girls who live in the same house ( a Newport Mansion later turned museum), but a century apart. They swap places, and in order to swap back, they must solve a mystery. With great wri...

    What do 1905 and 2017 have in common? Two curious twelve year old time travelers. . . How much has changed? Interesting to see "what" technology was available in 1905 and what life was like for an "almost" teeenager after the turn of the last century. This is a MUST READ book i...

  • Jen Dee
    Apr 15, 2018

    E ARC from Netgalley Hannah lives in Newport, Rhode Island in The Elms, a fabulous mansion from the Gilded Age. Of course, her father is the caretaker of the 1905 edifice, so she lives in a small apartment, but she does have the opportunity to roam around, and she loves learning about...

    Asselin, Kristine and Jen Malone The Art of the Swap, 333 pages. Aladdin (Simon), 2018. $17. Content: G. Hannah, 12, loves living in The Elms museum with her caretaker father. She does, however, sometimes get I trouble for correcting the docents in front of the patrons. Always fasci...

    Oh, I loved this! Swapping identity stories are always so fun, but the dual time periods of this book makes it extra fascinating. ...

    Fun young teen historical switcheroo with some mystery solving thrown in. I recommend it for ages 8+. ...

  • Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*
    Apr 09, 2018

    E ARC from Netgalley Hannah lives in Newport, Rhode Island in The Elms, a fabulous mansion from the Gilded Age. Of course, her father is the caretaker of the 1905 edifice, so she lives in a small apartment, but she does have the opportunity to roam around, and she loves learning about...

    Asselin, Kristine and Jen Malone The Art of the Swap, 333 pages. Aladdin (Simon), 2018. $17. Content: G. Hannah, 12, loves living in The Elms museum with her caretaker father. She does, however, sometimes get I trouble for correcting the docents in front of the patrons. Always fasci...

  • Lisa Lewis
    Feb 04, 2018

    E ARC from Netgalley Hannah lives in Newport, Rhode Island in The Elms, a fabulous mansion from the Gilded Age. Of course, her father is the caretaker of the 1905 edifice, so she lives in a small apartment, but she does have the opportunity to roam around, and she loves learning about...

    Asselin, Kristine and Jen Malone The Art of the Swap, 333 pages. Aladdin (Simon), 2018. $17. Content: G. Hannah, 12, loves living in The Elms museum with her caretaker father. She does, however, sometimes get I trouble for correcting the docents in front of the patrons. Always fasci...

    Oh, I loved this! Swapping identity stories are always so fun, but the dual time periods of this book makes it extra fascinating. ...

    Fun young teen historical switcheroo with some mystery solving thrown in. I recommend it for ages 8+. ...

    Is the Grass Greener on the Other Side? If you could switch places with someone, who would you choose? For Hannah Jordan, daughter of the caretaker at The Elms Mansion in Newport, RI, it?s Margaret, a.k.a. ?Maggie? Dunlap, the young heiress who summered at The Elms in the earl...

    I had to power through a book hangover, when I started this, but I really enjoyed it. Maggie and Hannah were great characters with relatable strengths and weaknesses. It was interesting to see that even though they were so different, they were a perfect pair. I found it refreshing t...

    Twelve year olds Hannah Jordan and Maggie Dunlop both live in Newport, Rhode Island in the same house, except Maggie lives there in 1905 and Hannah lives there now. Maggie is the niece of the estate's owner, and enjoys the many luxuries (and restrictions) of a girl from upper class soc...

    I was so happy I got this book. Normally, I don't read a lot of Middle Grade books, but what drew me to this book was the time travel aspect (one of my favorite genres) and the fact that we (the readers) not only get a view of the past from a present girl, but a few of our present from...

    The Art of the Swap is truly a mesmerizing and engaging children's books incorporating three of my favorite genres, Children's Literature,History and Mystery all into one. To start out in the modern times as the character Hannah Jordan, and to mysteriously end up in 1905 as the well to...

    Two girls living in a Newport mansion 100 years apart- and their lives intersect because of a famously stolen painting. On the surface they seem mismatched, but Hannah and Maggie soon find out they can work together to solve a mystery and change history. The mystery was intriguing, t...

    really enjoyed this time traveling story! I liked that the story switched back and forth between this century and the last century. It was very interesting to see how different the two centuries have become and how a 21st century kid might fare in the 20th century and vice versa. Magg...

    A time-travel story, reminiscent of Freaky Friday. Written from the perspective of Maggie, who spends her summers at The Elms, a Newport mansion during the Gilded Age, and Hannah, who lives at The Elms in the present-day with her caretaker father. The girls travel through time and work...

    The Art of the Swap is about two 12 year old girls (Hannah and Maggie) that live a century apart in the same residence. It resonated deeply with me, as I am a lover of mysteries. And the mystery of the stolen portrait is intriguing. But this book is so much more. It discusses the class...

  • Sarah
    Feb 03, 2018

    E ARC from Netgalley Hannah lives in Newport, Rhode Island in The Elms, a fabulous mansion from the Gilded Age. Of course, her father is the caretaker of the 1905 edifice, so she lives in a small apartment, but she does have the opportunity to roam around, and she loves learning about...

    Asselin, Kristine and Jen Malone The Art of the Swap, 333 pages. Aladdin (Simon), 2018. $17. Content: G. Hannah, 12, loves living in The Elms museum with her caretaker father. She does, however, sometimes get I trouble for correcting the docents in front of the patrons. Always fasci...

    Oh, I loved this! Swapping identity stories are always so fun, but the dual time periods of this book makes it extra fascinating. ...

    Fun young teen historical switcheroo with some mystery solving thrown in. I recommend it for ages 8+. ...

    Is the Grass Greener on the Other Side? If you could switch places with someone, who would you choose? For Hannah Jordan, daughter of the caretaker at The Elms Mansion in Newport, RI, it?s Margaret, a.k.a. ?Maggie? Dunlap, the young heiress who summered at The Elms in the earl...

    I had to power through a book hangover, when I started this, but I really enjoyed it. Maggie and Hannah were great characters with relatable strengths and weaknesses. It was interesting to see that even though they were so different, they were a perfect pair. I found it refreshing t...

    Twelve year olds Hannah Jordan and Maggie Dunlop both live in Newport, Rhode Island in the same house, except Maggie lives there in 1905 and Hannah lives there now. Maggie is the niece of the estate's owner, and enjoys the many luxuries (and restrictions) of a girl from upper class soc...

    I was so happy I got this book. Normally, I don't read a lot of Middle Grade books, but what drew me to this book was the time travel aspect (one of my favorite genres) and the fact that we (the readers) not only get a view of the past from a present girl, but a few of our present from...

    The Art of the Swap is truly a mesmerizing and engaging children's books incorporating three of my favorite genres, Children's Literature,History and Mystery all into one. To start out in the modern times as the character Hannah Jordan, and to mysteriously end up in 1905 as the well to...

    Two girls living in a Newport mansion 100 years apart- and their lives intersect because of a famously stolen painting. On the surface they seem mismatched, but Hannah and Maggie soon find out they can work together to solve a mystery and change history. The mystery was intriguing, t...

    really enjoyed this time traveling story! I liked that the story switched back and forth between this century and the last century. It was very interesting to see how different the two centuries have become and how a 21st century kid might fare in the 20th century and vice versa. Magg...

    A time-travel story, reminiscent of Freaky Friday. Written from the perspective of Maggie, who spends her summers at The Elms, a Newport mansion during the Gilded Age, and Hannah, who lives at The Elms in the present-day with her caretaker father. The girls travel through time and work...

    The Art of the Swap is about two 12 year old girls (Hannah and Maggie) that live a century apart in the same residence. It resonated deeply with me, as I am a lover of mysteries. And the mystery of the stolen portrait is intriguing. But this book is so much more. It discusses the class...

    Hannah Jordan has been living at The Elms mansion for as long as she can remember. She and her father live in what used to be the servents quarters, but is now a home to the 2 of them because The Elms has been turned into a muesem. As much as Hannah is a history smartie and how she alw...

    I'm so very very sad that I've finished reading this book. Right from the start the characters of Hannah and Maggie pull you in and drag you by the hand through this whirlwind adventure. I couldn't put it down and only wanted to pick it back up again when I did. The storyline is simila...

    4.5 stars for this ARC. Thank you to Aladdin and Edelweiss for the opportunity to read this book before publication. In The Art of the Swap we have historical fiction with a mystery, an art heist and time travel. Yes, please. Really enjoyed watching Maggie and Hannah cope in their n...

    Completely by chance, I read this book at the same time I was reading The Art Forger which created a unique and interesting experience. Completely by chance, I read this book at the same time I was reading The Art Forger which created a unique and interesting experience. The Art of t...

    This is totally the type of book that appeals to me- especially given that I grew up in an old, somewhat historical home as well. I love the idea of the two girls switching places and experiencing each other's lives. I liked that the included the theme of feminism... but it did seem a ...

    I love books where characters trade places, especially across different time periods. It was interesting to read the characters' reactions to the different time periods they jumped to. The end of the book came together really well and I liked the message. I wanted to give this book a 3...

    I loved The Art of the Swap!!! What a fun story with a feminist bent! The book is about two 12 year old girls who live in the same house ( a Newport Mansion later turned museum), but a century apart. They swap places, and in order to swap back, they must solve a mystery. With great wri...

    What do 1905 and 2017 have in common? Two curious twelve year old time travelers. . . How much has changed? Interesting to see "what" technology was available in 1905 and what life was like for an "almost" teeenager after the turn of the last century. This is a MUST READ book i...

    Short Review: Identity Swap: Check Dual Time Frame: Check Mystery Solving: Check Whirlwind Adventure: Check What else could you possibly ask for? Tell me! Spoiler Free Review: This was absolutely thrilling! The time travel genre is one that should not be reckoned with. Esp...

    3.5 stars rounded down to 3. Fairly entertaining story. Laudable yet slightly heavy-handed efforts at portraying ?Girl Power? and Women?s Rights. I think a bit of subtlety would have been just as effective. The portrayal of 1905 was not as detailed or interesting as it had the po...

    ???/5. This is a cute take on Freaky Friday, where a present-day history buff who lives in a former mansion that is not a museum switches lives with a former guest of the house in 1905. The girls get caught up in solving a crime involving the portrait of the girl in 1905. I can s...

    A delightful time traveling historical, with two very different girls swapping places...and racing to unravel a mystery, so they can make it home! Read my thoughts and an interview with author Kristine Asselin on my blog--plus the cat's questions. ...

    What a fun romp through Newport past and present! I suspect that the authors had a blast doing research for this book. The feminist themes that emerge are quite timely and not preachy messages for 8-12 year old girls (and this considerably older woman enjoyed the story and the messages...

    I loooove the girl power theme. There?s a swap, there?s historical fiction, and there?s girl power. I love it. Fun & feminist. Plus, there?s a cool section at the end with book recommendations. I freaking love it. ...

    Fun historical fantasy! The characters are great and the adjustments to the new time period felt on target. But to me the best part was the girl-power piece. Great resources in the author?s note for kids who want to read more. ...

    EARC provided by Edelweiss I really loved this mystery with main characters who trade places and time periods. ...

  • Kristen Picone
    Dec 30, 2017

    E ARC from Netgalley Hannah lives in Newport, Rhode Island in The Elms, a fabulous mansion from the Gilded Age. Of course, her father is the caretaker of the 1905 edifice, so she lives in a small apartment, but she does have the opportunity to roam around, and she loves learning about...

    Asselin, Kristine and Jen Malone The Art of the Swap, 333 pages. Aladdin (Simon), 2018. $17. Content: G. Hannah, 12, loves living in The Elms museum with her caretaker father. She does, however, sometimes get I trouble for correcting the docents in front of the patrons. Always fasci...

    Oh, I loved this! Swapping identity stories are always so fun, but the dual time periods of this book makes it extra fascinating. ...

    Fun young teen historical switcheroo with some mystery solving thrown in. I recommend it for ages 8+. ...

    Is the Grass Greener on the Other Side? If you could switch places with someone, who would you choose? For Hannah Jordan, daughter of the caretaker at The Elms Mansion in Newport, RI, it?s Margaret, a.k.a. ?Maggie? Dunlap, the young heiress who summered at The Elms in the earl...

    I had to power through a book hangover, when I started this, but I really enjoyed it. Maggie and Hannah were great characters with relatable strengths and weaknesses. It was interesting to see that even though they were so different, they were a perfect pair. I found it refreshing t...

    Twelve year olds Hannah Jordan and Maggie Dunlop both live in Newport, Rhode Island in the same house, except Maggie lives there in 1905 and Hannah lives there now. Maggie is the niece of the estate's owner, and enjoys the many luxuries (and restrictions) of a girl from upper class soc...

    I was so happy I got this book. Normally, I don't read a lot of Middle Grade books, but what drew me to this book was the time travel aspect (one of my favorite genres) and the fact that we (the readers) not only get a view of the past from a present girl, but a few of our present from...

    The Art of the Swap is truly a mesmerizing and engaging children's books incorporating three of my favorite genres, Children's Literature,History and Mystery all into one. To start out in the modern times as the character Hannah Jordan, and to mysteriously end up in 1905 as the well to...

    Two girls living in a Newport mansion 100 years apart- and their lives intersect because of a famously stolen painting. On the surface they seem mismatched, but Hannah and Maggie soon find out they can work together to solve a mystery and change history. The mystery was intriguing, t...

    really enjoyed this time traveling story! I liked that the story switched back and forth between this century and the last century. It was very interesting to see how different the two centuries have become and how a 21st century kid might fare in the 20th century and vice versa. Magg...

    A time-travel story, reminiscent of Freaky Friday. Written from the perspective of Maggie, who spends her summers at The Elms, a Newport mansion during the Gilded Age, and Hannah, who lives at The Elms in the present-day with her caretaker father. The girls travel through time and work...

  • Carli
    May 17, 2018

    E ARC from Netgalley Hannah lives in Newport, Rhode Island in The Elms, a fabulous mansion from the Gilded Age. Of course, her father is the caretaker of the 1905 edifice, so she lives in a small apartment, but she does have the opportunity to roam around, and she loves learning about...

    Asselin, Kristine and Jen Malone The Art of the Swap, 333 pages. Aladdin (Simon), 2018. $17. Content: G. Hannah, 12, loves living in The Elms museum with her caretaker father. She does, however, sometimes get I trouble for correcting the docents in front of the patrons. Always fasci...

    Oh, I loved this! Swapping identity stories are always so fun, but the dual time periods of this book makes it extra fascinating. ...

    Fun young teen historical switcheroo with some mystery solving thrown in. I recommend it for ages 8+. ...

    Is the Grass Greener on the Other Side? If you could switch places with someone, who would you choose? For Hannah Jordan, daughter of the caretaker at The Elms Mansion in Newport, RI, it?s Margaret, a.k.a. ?Maggie? Dunlap, the young heiress who summered at The Elms in the earl...

    I had to power through a book hangover, when I started this, but I really enjoyed it. Maggie and Hannah were great characters with relatable strengths and weaknesses. It was interesting to see that even though they were so different, they were a perfect pair. I found it refreshing t...

    Twelve year olds Hannah Jordan and Maggie Dunlop both live in Newport, Rhode Island in the same house, except Maggie lives there in 1905 and Hannah lives there now. Maggie is the niece of the estate's owner, and enjoys the many luxuries (and restrictions) of a girl from upper class soc...

    I was so happy I got this book. Normally, I don't read a lot of Middle Grade books, but what drew me to this book was the time travel aspect (one of my favorite genres) and the fact that we (the readers) not only get a view of the past from a present girl, but a few of our present from...

    The Art of the Swap is truly a mesmerizing and engaging children's books incorporating three of my favorite genres, Children's Literature,History and Mystery all into one. To start out in the modern times as the character Hannah Jordan, and to mysteriously end up in 1905 as the well to...

    Two girls living in a Newport mansion 100 years apart- and their lives intersect because of a famously stolen painting. On the surface they seem mismatched, but Hannah and Maggie soon find out they can work together to solve a mystery and change history. The mystery was intriguing, t...

    really enjoyed this time traveling story! I liked that the story switched back and forth between this century and the last century. It was very interesting to see how different the two centuries have become and how a 21st century kid might fare in the 20th century and vice versa. Magg...

    A time-travel story, reminiscent of Freaky Friday. Written from the perspective of Maggie, who spends her summers at The Elms, a Newport mansion during the Gilded Age, and Hannah, who lives at The Elms in the present-day with her caretaker father. The girls travel through time and work...

    The Art of the Swap is about two 12 year old girls (Hannah and Maggie) that live a century apart in the same residence. It resonated deeply with me, as I am a lover of mysteries. And the mystery of the stolen portrait is intriguing. But this book is so much more. It discusses the class...

    Hannah Jordan has been living at The Elms mansion for as long as she can remember. She and her father live in what used to be the servents quarters, but is now a home to the 2 of them because The Elms has been turned into a muesem. As much as Hannah is a history smartie and how she alw...

    I'm so very very sad that I've finished reading this book. Right from the start the characters of Hannah and Maggie pull you in and drag you by the hand through this whirlwind adventure. I couldn't put it down and only wanted to pick it back up again when I did. The storyline is simila...

    4.5 stars for this ARC. Thank you to Aladdin and Edelweiss for the opportunity to read this book before publication. In The Art of the Swap we have historical fiction with a mystery, an art heist and time travel. Yes, please. Really enjoyed watching Maggie and Hannah cope in their n...

    Completely by chance, I read this book at the same time I was reading The Art Forger which created a unique and interesting experience. Completely by chance, I read this book at the same time I was reading The Art Forger which created a unique and interesting experience. The Art of t...

    This is totally the type of book that appeals to me- especially given that I grew up in an old, somewhat historical home as well. I love the idea of the two girls switching places and experiencing each other's lives. I liked that the included the theme of feminism... but it did seem a ...

    I love books where characters trade places, especially across different time periods. It was interesting to read the characters' reactions to the different time periods they jumped to. The end of the book came together really well and I liked the message. I wanted to give this book a 3...

    I loved The Art of the Swap!!! What a fun story with a feminist bent! The book is about two 12 year old girls who live in the same house ( a Newport Mansion later turned museum), but a century apart. They swap places, and in order to swap back, they must solve a mystery. With great wri...

    What do 1905 and 2017 have in common? Two curious twelve year old time travelers. . . How much has changed? Interesting to see "what" technology was available in 1905 and what life was like for an "almost" teeenager after the turn of the last century. This is a MUST READ book i...

    Short Review: Identity Swap: Check Dual Time Frame: Check Mystery Solving: Check Whirlwind Adventure: Check What else could you possibly ask for? Tell me! Spoiler Free Review: This was absolutely thrilling! The time travel genre is one that should not be reckoned with. Esp...

    3.5 stars rounded down to 3. Fairly entertaining story. Laudable yet slightly heavy-handed efforts at portraying ?Girl Power? and Women?s Rights. I think a bit of subtlety would have been just as effective. The portrayal of 1905 was not as detailed or interesting as it had the po...

    ???/5. This is a cute take on Freaky Friday, where a present-day history buff who lives in a former mansion that is not a museum switches lives with a former guest of the house in 1905. The girls get caught up in solving a crime involving the portrait of the girl in 1905. I can s...

  • Karen Boyer
    Jul 11, 2018

    E ARC from Netgalley Hannah lives in Newport, Rhode Island in The Elms, a fabulous mansion from the Gilded Age. Of course, her father is the caretaker of the 1905 edifice, so she lives in a small apartment, but she does have the opportunity to roam around, and she loves learning about...

    Asselin, Kristine and Jen Malone The Art of the Swap, 333 pages. Aladdin (Simon), 2018. $17. Content: G. Hannah, 12, loves living in The Elms museum with her caretaker father. She does, however, sometimes get I trouble for correcting the docents in front of the patrons. Always fasci...

    Oh, I loved this! Swapping identity stories are always so fun, but the dual time periods of this book makes it extra fascinating. ...

    Fun young teen historical switcheroo with some mystery solving thrown in. I recommend it for ages 8+. ...

    Is the Grass Greener on the Other Side? If you could switch places with someone, who would you choose? For Hannah Jordan, daughter of the caretaker at The Elms Mansion in Newport, RI, it?s Margaret, a.k.a. ?Maggie? Dunlap, the young heiress who summered at The Elms in the earl...

    I had to power through a book hangover, when I started this, but I really enjoyed it. Maggie and Hannah were great characters with relatable strengths and weaknesses. It was interesting to see that even though they were so different, they were a perfect pair. I found it refreshing t...

    Twelve year olds Hannah Jordan and Maggie Dunlop both live in Newport, Rhode Island in the same house, except Maggie lives there in 1905 and Hannah lives there now. Maggie is the niece of the estate's owner, and enjoys the many luxuries (and restrictions) of a girl from upper class soc...

    I was so happy I got this book. Normally, I don't read a lot of Middle Grade books, but what drew me to this book was the time travel aspect (one of my favorite genres) and the fact that we (the readers) not only get a view of the past from a present girl, but a few of our present from...

    The Art of the Swap is truly a mesmerizing and engaging children's books incorporating three of my favorite genres, Children's Literature,History and Mystery all into one. To start out in the modern times as the character Hannah Jordan, and to mysteriously end up in 1905 as the well to...

    Two girls living in a Newport mansion 100 years apart- and their lives intersect because of a famously stolen painting. On the surface they seem mismatched, but Hannah and Maggie soon find out they can work together to solve a mystery and change history. The mystery was intriguing, t...

    really enjoyed this time traveling story! I liked that the story switched back and forth between this century and the last century. It was very interesting to see how different the two centuries have become and how a 21st century kid might fare in the 20th century and vice versa. Magg...

    A time-travel story, reminiscent of Freaky Friday. Written from the perspective of Maggie, who spends her summers at The Elms, a Newport mansion during the Gilded Age, and Hannah, who lives at The Elms in the present-day with her caretaker father. The girls travel through time and work...

    The Art of the Swap is about two 12 year old girls (Hannah and Maggie) that live a century apart in the same residence. It resonated deeply with me, as I am a lover of mysteries. And the mystery of the stolen portrait is intriguing. But this book is so much more. It discusses the class...

    Hannah Jordan has been living at The Elms mansion for as long as she can remember. She and her father live in what used to be the servents quarters, but is now a home to the 2 of them because The Elms has been turned into a muesem. As much as Hannah is a history smartie and how she alw...

    I'm so very very sad that I've finished reading this book. Right from the start the characters of Hannah and Maggie pull you in and drag you by the hand through this whirlwind adventure. I couldn't put it down and only wanted to pick it back up again when I did. The storyline is simila...

    4.5 stars for this ARC. Thank you to Aladdin and Edelweiss for the opportunity to read this book before publication. In The Art of the Swap we have historical fiction with a mystery, an art heist and time travel. Yes, please. Really enjoyed watching Maggie and Hannah cope in their n...

    Completely by chance, I read this book at the same time I was reading The Art Forger which created a unique and interesting experience. Completely by chance, I read this book at the same time I was reading The Art Forger which created a unique and interesting experience. The Art of t...

    This is totally the type of book that appeals to me- especially given that I grew up in an old, somewhat historical home as well. I love the idea of the two girls switching places and experiencing each other's lives. I liked that the included the theme of feminism... but it did seem a ...

  • Patty Palmer
    Jan 28, 2018

    E ARC from Netgalley Hannah lives in Newport, Rhode Island in The Elms, a fabulous mansion from the Gilded Age. Of course, her father is the caretaker of the 1905 edifice, so she lives in a small apartment, but she does have the opportunity to roam around, and she loves learning about...

    Asselin, Kristine and Jen Malone The Art of the Swap, 333 pages. Aladdin (Simon), 2018. $17. Content: G. Hannah, 12, loves living in The Elms museum with her caretaker father. She does, however, sometimes get I trouble for correcting the docents in front of the patrons. Always fasci...

    Oh, I loved this! Swapping identity stories are always so fun, but the dual time periods of this book makes it extra fascinating. ...

    Fun young teen historical switcheroo with some mystery solving thrown in. I recommend it for ages 8+. ...

    Is the Grass Greener on the Other Side? If you could switch places with someone, who would you choose? For Hannah Jordan, daughter of the caretaker at The Elms Mansion in Newport, RI, it?s Margaret, a.k.a. ?Maggie? Dunlap, the young heiress who summered at The Elms in the earl...

  • Kristin Crouch
    Jan 13, 2018

    E ARC from Netgalley Hannah lives in Newport, Rhode Island in The Elms, a fabulous mansion from the Gilded Age. Of course, her father is the caretaker of the 1905 edifice, so she lives in a small apartment, but she does have the opportunity to roam around, and she loves learning about...

    Asselin, Kristine and Jen Malone The Art of the Swap, 333 pages. Aladdin (Simon), 2018. $17. Content: G. Hannah, 12, loves living in The Elms museum with her caretaker father. She does, however, sometimes get I trouble for correcting the docents in front of the patrons. Always fasci...

    Oh, I loved this! Swapping identity stories are always so fun, but the dual time periods of this book makes it extra fascinating. ...

    Fun young teen historical switcheroo with some mystery solving thrown in. I recommend it for ages 8+. ...

    Is the Grass Greener on the Other Side? If you could switch places with someone, who would you choose? For Hannah Jordan, daughter of the caretaker at The Elms Mansion in Newport, RI, it?s Margaret, a.k.a. ?Maggie? Dunlap, the young heiress who summered at The Elms in the earl...

    I had to power through a book hangover, when I started this, but I really enjoyed it. Maggie and Hannah were great characters with relatable strengths and weaknesses. It was interesting to see that even though they were so different, they were a perfect pair. I found it refreshing t...

    Twelve year olds Hannah Jordan and Maggie Dunlop both live in Newport, Rhode Island in the same house, except Maggie lives there in 1905 and Hannah lives there now. Maggie is the niece of the estate's owner, and enjoys the many luxuries (and restrictions) of a girl from upper class soc...

    I was so happy I got this book. Normally, I don't read a lot of Middle Grade books, but what drew me to this book was the time travel aspect (one of my favorite genres) and the fact that we (the readers) not only get a view of the past from a present girl, but a few of our present from...

    The Art of the Swap is truly a mesmerizing and engaging children's books incorporating three of my favorite genres, Children's Literature,History and Mystery all into one. To start out in the modern times as the character Hannah Jordan, and to mysteriously end up in 1905 as the well to...

    Two girls living in a Newport mansion 100 years apart- and their lives intersect because of a famously stolen painting. On the surface they seem mismatched, but Hannah and Maggie soon find out they can work together to solve a mystery and change history. The mystery was intriguing, t...

  • Lilly F.
    May 01, 2018

    E ARC from Netgalley Hannah lives in Newport, Rhode Island in The Elms, a fabulous mansion from the Gilded Age. Of course, her father is the caretaker of the 1905 edifice, so she lives in a small apartment, but she does have the opportunity to roam around, and she loves learning about...

    Asselin, Kristine and Jen Malone The Art of the Swap, 333 pages. Aladdin (Simon), 2018. $17. Content: G. Hannah, 12, loves living in The Elms museum with her caretaker father. She does, however, sometimes get I trouble for correcting the docents in front of the patrons. Always fasci...

    Oh, I loved this! Swapping identity stories are always so fun, but the dual time periods of this book makes it extra fascinating. ...

    Fun young teen historical switcheroo with some mystery solving thrown in. I recommend it for ages 8+. ...

    Is the Grass Greener on the Other Side? If you could switch places with someone, who would you choose? For Hannah Jordan, daughter of the caretaker at The Elms Mansion in Newport, RI, it?s Margaret, a.k.a. ?Maggie? Dunlap, the young heiress who summered at The Elms in the earl...

    I had to power through a book hangover, when I started this, but I really enjoyed it. Maggie and Hannah were great characters with relatable strengths and weaknesses. It was interesting to see that even though they were so different, they were a perfect pair. I found it refreshing t...

    Twelve year olds Hannah Jordan and Maggie Dunlop both live in Newport, Rhode Island in the same house, except Maggie lives there in 1905 and Hannah lives there now. Maggie is the niece of the estate's owner, and enjoys the many luxuries (and restrictions) of a girl from upper class soc...

    I was so happy I got this book. Normally, I don't read a lot of Middle Grade books, but what drew me to this book was the time travel aspect (one of my favorite genres) and the fact that we (the readers) not only get a view of the past from a present girl, but a few of our present from...

    The Art of the Swap is truly a mesmerizing and engaging children's books incorporating three of my favorite genres, Children's Literature,History and Mystery all into one. To start out in the modern times as the character Hannah Jordan, and to mysteriously end up in 1905 as the well to...

    Two girls living in a Newport mansion 100 years apart- and their lives intersect because of a famously stolen painting. On the surface they seem mismatched, but Hannah and Maggie soon find out they can work together to solve a mystery and change history. The mystery was intriguing, t...

    really enjoyed this time traveling story! I liked that the story switched back and forth between this century and the last century. It was very interesting to see how different the two centuries have become and how a 21st century kid might fare in the 20th century and vice versa. Magg...

    A time-travel story, reminiscent of Freaky Friday. Written from the perspective of Maggie, who spends her summers at The Elms, a Newport mansion during the Gilded Age, and Hannah, who lives at The Elms in the present-day with her caretaker father. The girls travel through time and work...

    The Art of the Swap is about two 12 year old girls (Hannah and Maggie) that live a century apart in the same residence. It resonated deeply with me, as I am a lover of mysteries. And the mystery of the stolen portrait is intriguing. But this book is so much more. It discusses the class...

    Hannah Jordan has been living at The Elms mansion for as long as she can remember. She and her father live in what used to be the servents quarters, but is now a home to the 2 of them because The Elms has been turned into a muesem. As much as Hannah is a history smartie and how she alw...

  • BookishOwlette
    Feb 09, 2018

    E ARC from Netgalley Hannah lives in Newport, Rhode Island in The Elms, a fabulous mansion from the Gilded Age. Of course, her father is the caretaker of the 1905 edifice, so she lives in a small apartment, but she does have the opportunity to roam around, and she loves learning about...

    Asselin, Kristine and Jen Malone The Art of the Swap, 333 pages. Aladdin (Simon), 2018. $17. Content: G. Hannah, 12, loves living in The Elms museum with her caretaker father. She does, however, sometimes get I trouble for correcting the docents in front of the patrons. Always fasci...

    Oh, I loved this! Swapping identity stories are always so fun, but the dual time periods of this book makes it extra fascinating. ...

    Fun young teen historical switcheroo with some mystery solving thrown in. I recommend it for ages 8+. ...

    Is the Grass Greener on the Other Side? If you could switch places with someone, who would you choose? For Hannah Jordan, daughter of the caretaker at The Elms Mansion in Newport, RI, it?s Margaret, a.k.a. ?Maggie? Dunlap, the young heiress who summered at The Elms in the earl...

    I had to power through a book hangover, when I started this, but I really enjoyed it. Maggie and Hannah were great characters with relatable strengths and weaknesses. It was interesting to see that even though they were so different, they were a perfect pair. I found it refreshing t...

    Twelve year olds Hannah Jordan and Maggie Dunlop both live in Newport, Rhode Island in the same house, except Maggie lives there in 1905 and Hannah lives there now. Maggie is the niece of the estate's owner, and enjoys the many luxuries (and restrictions) of a girl from upper class soc...

    I was so happy I got this book. Normally, I don't read a lot of Middle Grade books, but what drew me to this book was the time travel aspect (one of my favorite genres) and the fact that we (the readers) not only get a view of the past from a present girl, but a few of our present from...

    The Art of the Swap is truly a mesmerizing and engaging children's books incorporating three of my favorite genres, Children's Literature,History and Mystery all into one. To start out in the modern times as the character Hannah Jordan, and to mysteriously end up in 1905 as the well to...

    Two girls living in a Newport mansion 100 years apart- and their lives intersect because of a famously stolen painting. On the surface they seem mismatched, but Hannah and Maggie soon find out they can work together to solve a mystery and change history. The mystery was intriguing, t...

    really enjoyed this time traveling story! I liked that the story switched back and forth between this century and the last century. It was very interesting to see how different the two centuries have become and how a 21st century kid might fare in the 20th century and vice versa. Magg...

    A time-travel story, reminiscent of Freaky Friday. Written from the perspective of Maggie, who spends her summers at The Elms, a Newport mansion during the Gilded Age, and Hannah, who lives at The Elms in the present-day with her caretaker father. The girls travel through time and work...

    The Art of the Swap is about two 12 year old girls (Hannah and Maggie) that live a century apart in the same residence. It resonated deeply with me, as I am a lover of mysteries. And the mystery of the stolen portrait is intriguing. But this book is so much more. It discusses the class...

    Hannah Jordan has been living at The Elms mansion for as long as she can remember. She and her father live in what used to be the servents quarters, but is now a home to the 2 of them because The Elms has been turned into a muesem. As much as Hannah is a history smartie and how she alw...

    I'm so very very sad that I've finished reading this book. Right from the start the characters of Hannah and Maggie pull you in and drag you by the hand through this whirlwind adventure. I couldn't put it down and only wanted to pick it back up again when I did. The storyline is simila...

    4.5 stars for this ARC. Thank you to Aladdin and Edelweiss for the opportunity to read this book before publication. In The Art of the Swap we have historical fiction with a mystery, an art heist and time travel. Yes, please. Really enjoyed watching Maggie and Hannah cope in their n...

    Completely by chance, I read this book at the same time I was reading The Art Forger which created a unique and interesting experience. Completely by chance, I read this book at the same time I was reading The Art Forger which created a unique and interesting experience. The Art of t...

    This is totally the type of book that appeals to me- especially given that I grew up in an old, somewhat historical home as well. I love the idea of the two girls switching places and experiencing each other's lives. I liked that the included the theme of feminism... but it did seem a ...

    I love books where characters trade places, especially across different time periods. It was interesting to read the characters' reactions to the different time periods they jumped to. The end of the book came together really well and I liked the message. I wanted to give this book a 3...

    I loved The Art of the Swap!!! What a fun story with a feminist bent! The book is about two 12 year old girls who live in the same house ( a Newport Mansion later turned museum), but a century apart. They swap places, and in order to swap back, they must solve a mystery. With great wri...

    What do 1905 and 2017 have in common? Two curious twelve year old time travelers. . . How much has changed? Interesting to see "what" technology was available in 1905 and what life was like for an "almost" teeenager after the turn of the last century. This is a MUST READ book i...

    Short Review: Identity Swap: Check Dual Time Frame: Check Mystery Solving: Check Whirlwind Adventure: Check What else could you possibly ask for? Tell me! Spoiler Free Review: This was absolutely thrilling! The time travel genre is one that should not be reckoned with. Esp...

  • Danyielle Wagner
    Mar 23, 2018

    E ARC from Netgalley Hannah lives in Newport, Rhode Island in The Elms, a fabulous mansion from the Gilded Age. Of course, her father is the caretaker of the 1905 edifice, so she lives in a small apartment, but she does have the opportunity to roam around, and she loves learning about...

    Asselin, Kristine and Jen Malone The Art of the Swap, 333 pages. Aladdin (Simon), 2018. $17. Content: G. Hannah, 12, loves living in The Elms museum with her caretaker father. She does, however, sometimes get I trouble for correcting the docents in front of the patrons. Always fasci...

    Oh, I loved this! Swapping identity stories are always so fun, but the dual time periods of this book makes it extra fascinating. ...

    Fun young teen historical switcheroo with some mystery solving thrown in. I recommend it for ages 8+. ...

    Is the Grass Greener on the Other Side? If you could switch places with someone, who would you choose? For Hannah Jordan, daughter of the caretaker at The Elms Mansion in Newport, RI, it?s Margaret, a.k.a. ?Maggie? Dunlap, the young heiress who summered at The Elms in the earl...

    I had to power through a book hangover, when I started this, but I really enjoyed it. Maggie and Hannah were great characters with relatable strengths and weaknesses. It was interesting to see that even though they were so different, they were a perfect pair. I found it refreshing t...

    Twelve year olds Hannah Jordan and Maggie Dunlop both live in Newport, Rhode Island in the same house, except Maggie lives there in 1905 and Hannah lives there now. Maggie is the niece of the estate's owner, and enjoys the many luxuries (and restrictions) of a girl from upper class soc...

    I was so happy I got this book. Normally, I don't read a lot of Middle Grade books, but what drew me to this book was the time travel aspect (one of my favorite genres) and the fact that we (the readers) not only get a view of the past from a present girl, but a few of our present from...

    The Art of the Swap is truly a mesmerizing and engaging children's books incorporating three of my favorite genres, Children's Literature,History and Mystery all into one. To start out in the modern times as the character Hannah Jordan, and to mysteriously end up in 1905 as the well to...

    Two girls living in a Newport mansion 100 years apart- and their lives intersect because of a famously stolen painting. On the surface they seem mismatched, but Hannah and Maggie soon find out they can work together to solve a mystery and change history. The mystery was intriguing, t...

    really enjoyed this time traveling story! I liked that the story switched back and forth between this century and the last century. It was very interesting to see how different the two centuries have become and how a 21st century kid might fare in the 20th century and vice versa. Magg...

    A time-travel story, reminiscent of Freaky Friday. Written from the perspective of Maggie, who spends her summers at The Elms, a Newport mansion during the Gilded Age, and Hannah, who lives at The Elms in the present-day with her caretaker father. The girls travel through time and work...

    The Art of the Swap is about two 12 year old girls (Hannah and Maggie) that live a century apart in the same residence. It resonated deeply with me, as I am a lover of mysteries. And the mystery of the stolen portrait is intriguing. But this book is so much more. It discusses the class...

    Hannah Jordan has been living at The Elms mansion for as long as she can remember. She and her father live in what used to be the servents quarters, but is now a home to the 2 of them because The Elms has been turned into a muesem. As much as Hannah is a history smartie and how she alw...

    I'm so very very sad that I've finished reading this book. Right from the start the characters of Hannah and Maggie pull you in and drag you by the hand through this whirlwind adventure. I couldn't put it down and only wanted to pick it back up again when I did. The storyline is simila...

    4.5 stars for this ARC. Thank you to Aladdin and Edelweiss for the opportunity to read this book before publication. In The Art of the Swap we have historical fiction with a mystery, an art heist and time travel. Yes, please. Really enjoyed watching Maggie and Hannah cope in their n...

    Completely by chance, I read this book at the same time I was reading The Art Forger which created a unique and interesting experience. Completely by chance, I read this book at the same time I was reading The Art Forger which created a unique and interesting experience. The Art of t...

    This is totally the type of book that appeals to me- especially given that I grew up in an old, somewhat historical home as well. I love the idea of the two girls switching places and experiencing each other's lives. I liked that the included the theme of feminism... but it did seem a ...

    I love books where characters trade places, especially across different time periods. It was interesting to read the characters' reactions to the different time periods they jumped to. The end of the book came together really well and I liked the message. I wanted to give this book a 3...

    I loved The Art of the Swap!!! What a fun story with a feminist bent! The book is about two 12 year old girls who live in the same house ( a Newport Mansion later turned museum), but a century apart. They swap places, and in order to swap back, they must solve a mystery. With great wri...

    What do 1905 and 2017 have in common? Two curious twelve year old time travelers. . . How much has changed? Interesting to see "what" technology was available in 1905 and what life was like for an "almost" teeenager after the turn of the last century. This is a MUST READ book i...

    Short Review: Identity Swap: Check Dual Time Frame: Check Mystery Solving: Check Whirlwind Adventure: Check What else could you possibly ask for? Tell me! Spoiler Free Review: This was absolutely thrilling! The time travel genre is one that should not be reckoned with. Esp...

    3.5 stars rounded down to 3. Fairly entertaining story. Laudable yet slightly heavy-handed efforts at portraying ?Girl Power? and Women?s Rights. I think a bit of subtlety would have been just as effective. The portrayal of 1905 was not as detailed or interesting as it had the po...

    ???/5. This is a cute take on Freaky Friday, where a present-day history buff who lives in a former mansion that is not a museum switches lives with a former guest of the house in 1905. The girls get caught up in solving a crime involving the portrait of the girl in 1905. I can s...

    A delightful time traveling historical, with two very different girls swapping places...and racing to unravel a mystery, so they can make it home! Read my thoughts and an interview with author Kristine Asselin on my blog--plus the cat's questions. ...

    What a fun romp through Newport past and present! I suspect that the authors had a blast doing research for this book. The feminist themes that emerge are quite timely and not preachy messages for 8-12 year old girls (and this considerably older woman enjoyed the story and the messages...

    I loooove the girl power theme. There?s a swap, there?s historical fiction, and there?s girl power. I love it. Fun & feminist. Plus, there?s a cool section at the end with book recommendations. I freaking love it. ...

    Fun historical fantasy! The characters are great and the adjustments to the new time period felt on target. But to me the best part was the girl-power piece. Great resources in the author?s note for kids who want to read more. ...

    EARC provided by Edelweiss I really loved this mystery with main characters who trade places and time periods. ...

    This book is very intriguing and very alluring for children with the amount of adventure and difference in the book. ...

  • Elliott Winter
    Jun 29, 2018

    E ARC from Netgalley Hannah lives in Newport, Rhode Island in The Elms, a fabulous mansion from the Gilded Age. Of course, her father is the caretaker of the 1905 edifice, so she lives in a small apartment, but she does have the opportunity to roam around, and she loves learning about...

    Asselin, Kristine and Jen Malone The Art of the Swap, 333 pages. Aladdin (Simon), 2018. $17. Content: G. Hannah, 12, loves living in The Elms museum with her caretaker father. She does, however, sometimes get I trouble for correcting the docents in front of the patrons. Always fasci...

    Oh, I loved this! Swapping identity stories are always so fun, but the dual time periods of this book makes it extra fascinating. ...

    Fun young teen historical switcheroo with some mystery solving thrown in. I recommend it for ages 8+. ...

    Is the Grass Greener on the Other Side? If you could switch places with someone, who would you choose? For Hannah Jordan, daughter of the caretaker at The Elms Mansion in Newport, RI, it?s Margaret, a.k.a. ?Maggie? Dunlap, the young heiress who summered at The Elms in the earl...

    I had to power through a book hangover, when I started this, but I really enjoyed it. Maggie and Hannah were great characters with relatable strengths and weaknesses. It was interesting to see that even though they were so different, they were a perfect pair. I found it refreshing t...

    Twelve year olds Hannah Jordan and Maggie Dunlop both live in Newport, Rhode Island in the same house, except Maggie lives there in 1905 and Hannah lives there now. Maggie is the niece of the estate's owner, and enjoys the many luxuries (and restrictions) of a girl from upper class soc...

    I was so happy I got this book. Normally, I don't read a lot of Middle Grade books, but what drew me to this book was the time travel aspect (one of my favorite genres) and the fact that we (the readers) not only get a view of the past from a present girl, but a few of our present from...

    The Art of the Swap is truly a mesmerizing and engaging children's books incorporating three of my favorite genres, Children's Literature,History and Mystery all into one. To start out in the modern times as the character Hannah Jordan, and to mysteriously end up in 1905 as the well to...