Theodora Tenpenny doesn't live a great life. Scavenging free materials off the sidewalks of Manhattan Island, she and her grandfather Jack work hard to support their family consisting of Theodora, Jack, and her mother, who has devoted her life to math equations and doesn't do anything except sit in her room. Suddenly, Jack dies and leaves Theodora with the last words, "It's under the egg." Mystified by the meaning of the meaning of the words, every night she tried looking under the egg painting on her house's mantel, but to no avail. Then, one night, she accidentally knocks over a bottle of rubbing alcohol onto the painting. Mortified, she tries to wipe it off, but it just seems to be taking off the layer of the egg painting and there seems to be something underneath it. As she starts to wipe off more, she can now see that it is a masterpiece. Jack being a security guard at the Metropolitan Art Museum, She knows what a real masterpiece looks like. Then, she put two and two together and realized Jack may have stolen the painting. Determined to found out more, she embarks on a journey that becomes bigger than trying to support her family, but to return something that has been lost. Find out more about this book.