Masterpiece
Masterpiece
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Masterpiece

Written by Elise Broach & illustrated by Kelly Murphy
In-universe The Masterpiece Adventures
Published by Square Fish
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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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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9780312608705
    Publication Date
    March 30, 2010
    Page Count
    292
    Words Per Page
    178
    Audience
    Juvenile Reader
    Reading Age
    8 - 11 years
    ASIN/ISBN 10
    0312608705
    Lexile® Level
    NC700L
    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
    ~Q
    ATOS® Book Level
    4.8
    Accelerated Reader® Points
    8
    Accelerated Reader Quiz
    125321
    Accelerated Reader Interest Level
    MG
    2

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