All the Greys on Greene Street

All the Greys on Greene Street SoHo, 1981 Twelve Year Old Olympia Is An Artist And In Her Neighborhood, That S Normal Her Dad And His Business Partner Apollo Bring Antique Paintings Back To Life, While Her Mother Makes Intricate Sculptures In A Corner Of Their Loft, Leaving Ollie To Roam The Streets Of New York With Her Best Friends Richard And Alex, Drawing Everything That Catches Her Eye.Then Everything Falls Apart Ollie S Dad Disappears In The Middle Of The Night, Leaving Her Only A Cryptic Note And Instructions To Destroy It Her Mom Has Gone To Bed, And She S Not Getting Up Apollo Is Hiding Something, Alex Is Acting Strange, And Richard Has Questions About The Mysterious Stranger He Saw Outside And Someone Keeps Calling, Looking For A Missing Piece Of Art Olympia Knows Her Dad Is The Key But First, She Has To Find Him, And Time Is Running Out.

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  • Hardcover
  • 320 pages
  • All the Greys on Greene Street
  • Laura Tucker
  • English
  • 16 March 2017
  • 9780451479532

10 thoughts on “All the Greys on Greene Street

  1. says:

    3.5 solid stars 12 year old Olympia is an artist living in SoHo in 1981, which isn t all that uncommon in her neighborhood Her father and his friend Apollo bring antique paintings back to life, while her mother sees the beauty in everything and makes intricate sculptures out of everyday ordinary items But one morning she wakes up and her father has left the country, leaving her and her mom alone and now her mom won t get out of bed The only thing he left behind was a cryptic note that he asked for it to be destroyed Apollo is acting strange and someone keeps calling for missing artwork.This was a quiet, well written book that circles around family, friendship, art, and mystery It touches on the subject of depression and what it means living with a parent who suffers from depression It was easy to forget at times that Olympia was only 12 year old girl that did not know how to deal with her mother unable to get out of bed and some of the scenes tugged on my heartstrings for the little girl that held out hope But it was nice to see that when she finally let them, Olympia did have a great support network behind her back that ended up being there for when she needed them most I liked that it revolved around art and there was even a bit of a mystery thrown into the mix.Laura Tucker s writing overall is quiet and beautiful Tucker really knows how to flesh out her characters and mak...

  2. says:

    There are books being written for a middle grade audience revolving around mental illness This is one This one interestingly takes place in 1981 in SoHo, New York City I found the setting especially interesting since I knew little about SoHo in the 1980s That Olympia and her family lived in a large, open room in an old factory was fascinating to me The details about art and the creation of it were new to me as well The details about how different paint colors are made was especially fascinating to me However, the story is not a particularly happy one, which I didn t enjoy so much Olympia finds herself in a pickle Her father has run off with his girlfriend to return a piece of art that doesn t belong to him he stole it , leaving her and her depressed mother in the lurch With her mother unable to get out of bed, Olympia is left to take care of herself And she doesn t want to tell anyone because it feels like betraying her family But finally she tells one of her friends Eventually, her friend, Alex tells her father s business partner, Apollo, about her mother Olympia feels betray...

  3. says:

    A sensitive portrait of a young girl struggling with her place in the world after her father runs off to France for mysterious reasons and her mother retreats to her bedroom and will not come out Ollie has great friends and adults in her life, but she goes out of her way to ensure they don t realize h...

  4. says:

    A cat loving artist protagonist and a compelling plot The voice rings clear and true In Olympia, a young artist s eye, heart, and soul are well captured.

  5. says:

    While Ollie sticks to graphite grey in her drawings, Tucker s debut vibrates with vivid color in its strong sense of place and well sketched characters It has that timeless quintessence that evokes such New York City adventures as Harriet the Spy and The Mixed Up Files of...

  6. says:

    You know what Biting the bullet Five stars This is a book written by an AUTHOR Laura Tucker is someone who knows how to WRITE to create characters, scenarios, settings, dialogue that all are from the gut authentic Her words are phenomenal Descriptions evocative tangible The characters are jump off the page REAL Maybe we ve seen a few too many mom depressed in bed books lately, but I m sorry, I m going to keep reading them to remember how much my depression affects the people around me to see beyond myself and keep trying to heal Ollie is real Richard is real Alex is real Apollo is real, and I want to live in their fire escape...

  7. says:

    Disclaimer I received this book from the publisher Thanks All opinions are my own.Book Series StandaloneRating 4 5Publication Date June 4, 2019Genre MG ContemporaryRecommended Age 13 depression, starvation, neglect, and some criminal activity Publisher VikingPages 320 LinkSynopsis SoHo, 1981 Twelve year old Olympia is an artist and in her neighborhood, that s normal Her dad and his business partner Apollo bring antique paintings back to life, while her mother makes intricate sculptures in a corner of their loft, leaving Ollie to roam the streets of New York with her best friends Richard and Alex, drawing everything that catches her eye.Then everything falls apart Ollie s dad disappears in the middle of the night, leaving her only a cryptic note and instructions to destroy it Her mom has gone to bed, and she s not getting up Apollo is hiding something, Alex is acting strange, and Richard has questions about the mysterious stranger he saw outside And someone keeps calling, looking for a missing piece of art Olympia knows her dad is the key but first, she has to find him, and time is running out.Review I thought this book was pretty cool I loved the art mystery and the book is full of twist and turns The characters are well developed and fun The writing is spectacular And I really loved how the author put a note in the back about mental ill...

  8. says:

    Rebecca Stead blurbed this book, and I understand why There s a distinct When You Reach Me flavor to All the Greys on Greene Street to its benefit, I think WYRM is, at the end of the day, a fantasy book, and ATGOGS is not, but there is something magical about Ollie s story and the way Tucker writes it And boy, can Tucker write She conveys the feeling of looking at art, at creating it She plays with tense She creates characters so believable they threatened to leap off the page Her style is pitch perfect and clear, conveying complicated ideas with seeming ease.From the publisher s description, I was expecting a mystery, a sort of Chasing Vermeer style romp, but this book is much about character than it is about adventure In fact, there s not much sleuthing at all Instead, there s Ollie, who remains sympathetic even when she s being unreasonable, and the friends who surround her My favorite thing about this book was how kind everyone was, and how kindly the narrative treated them Everyone around Ollie is passionate about something Alex loves stunts Richard loves monsters Tucker treats both of these interests with respect, painting the boys as people with complex inner lives Similarly, Ollie is a true artist who sees the world in fascinating ways Her art is real...

  9. says:

    Rebecca Stead like middle grade about art, parental depression and friendships with all ages Recommended, both book and audio More later.

  10. says:

    Review is of an advanced reader copySet against an early 1980 s backdrop, this tender novel is the story of a quintessential family of artists Twelve year old Olympia, Ollie , itches to create She is a consummate observer of her surroundings, predisposed to want to put her thoughts and feelings down on paper As the book begins Ollie s father is missing and her mother has taken to bed, overwhelmed with depression Ollie seeks to hide her family situation from her friends whilst simultaneously trying to track down her father and pacify her mother.Interspersed throughout the novel are some rather interesting facts about artists, colors, and art history Ollie s determined and creative na...

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