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Art Auction Mystery
by Anna Nilsen
Sixteen famous paintings from collections around the world have been stolen and replaced with clever forgeries. Now these fake paintings, along with sixteen others, are going up for auction. After an anonymous tip, the reader has to come to the rescue! By comparing the paintings to the originals, the reader has all the clues to figure out which paintings are real and which...more
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published October 13th 2005 by Kingfisher
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I might buy this. I didn't have time (in the library in So. Oregon) to examine the pictures carefully, but I love art appreciation books that encourage us to do so. I also love that I wasn't familiar with all these works already, which is kinda surprising considering how many art popularization books I read. And I like 'spot the differences' puzzles in the first place, so this is a big win for me. The math bit is a little extra, maybe distracting, but maybe good for cross-curricula activities in...more
This book was great! It is a graphic novel that teaches about priceless art from around the world. This book infuses art, social studies, and math. For social studies one could use it to tell about different parts of the world, the economics associated with art, and the cultures of the people about whom this art was created. The math integration the children are to find out the value of the art pieces. This book can be used in so many ways. I'm sure the art teacher in the school would appreciate...more