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Masterpiece

Written by Elise Broach and illustrated by Kelly Murphy
Published by Square Fish
Goodreads Rating - 3.9 / 5.0
$7.99
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Target Age
320
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What's Masterpiece About

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Marvin lives with his family under the kitchen sink in the Pompadays’ apartment. He is very much a beetle. James Pompaday lives with his family in New York City. He is very much an eleven-year-old boy.After James gets a pen-and-ink set for his birthday, Marvin surprises him by creating an elaborate miniature drawing. James gets all the credit for the picture and before these unlikely friends know it they are caught up in a staged art heist at the Metropolitan Museum of Art that could help recover a famous drawing by Albrecht Dürer. But James can’t go through with the plan without Marvin’s help. And that’s where things get really complicated (and interesting!). This fast-paced mystery will have young readers on the edge of their seats as they root for boy and beetle. In Shakespeare’s Secret Elise Broach showed her keen ability to weave storytelling with history and suspense, and Masterpiece is yet another example of her talent. This time around it’s an irresistible miniature world, fascinating art history, all wrapped up in a special friendship— something for everyone to enjoy. Masterpiece is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children’s Book of the Year.

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Who Wrote Masterpiece

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Elise Broach

Elise Broach is the award-winning and New York Times–bestselling author of books for children and young adults, including The Wolf Keepers, Shakespeare's Secret, Masterpiece, and the Superstition Mountain Mysteries series as well as TheMiniature World of Marvin and James, James to the Rescue, andTrouble at School with Marvin and James. She lives inConnecticut with her family.

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Book Details

ISBN 10:
0312608705
ISBN 13:
9780312608705
Publication Date:
March 30, 2010