Big Bend is worried that thieves might steal some famous French paintings on loan to the museum. Jake's love of art and Scoop's love of a good story lead them to a surprise ending.
The Art Thieves is one of ten stories in the revised and updated Scoop Doogan Mystery series. The cast of characters include: Scoop Doogan, star reporter for the Big Bend Times, Jake Malone, Scoop's intern at the newspaper; Ann Milardo, Big Bend Times Editor, and Police Chief Bill Rice. Each helps Scoop solve the mystery, and Scoop gets the "scoop" on the stories that make him the star reporter at the Big Bend Times.
Each book in this easy-reading series consists of one story that features the 500 most common words in the English language, which consist of over 80% of the words used in everyday speech. Each of the five stories are meant to subtly reinforce commonly used vocabulary through single plot stories that feature natural dialogue. They are ideal for use as reading practice for struggling readers ages 9 to 16 and up.