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Publisher Description

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.

GENRE
Young Adult
RELEASED
2008
September 30
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
304
Pages
PUBLISHER
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
8.9
MB
AUDIENCE
Grades 4-7

Customer Reviews

rabecha777 ,

Awesome!!

This book was soooo good! I read it more than 5 times and I will never get tired of it! One of the best books I've ever read! Highly recommended.

Teacher perspective ,

Love

Absolutely loved this book and the art background! My students were hooked and so engaged in conversation about this book!

Ele_4_4 ,

Masterpiece

This book is awesome! If it was on a scale of 1-10 it would be infinity and beyond!!! This is on of the best books ever! I had to read it for Battle of the Books at my school! At first I thought it would be an ok book turns out I was wrong!! I is very detailed and not that hard!!! So if you like art or drawing this would be the book for you!!! Or if you just love reading like me this a good one to read!!!

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