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Masterpiece

By Elise Broach

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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Format: Ebook
Author: Broach, Elise
Summary: After Marvin, a beetle, makes a miniature drawing as an eleventh birthday gift for James, a human with whom he shares a house, the two new friends work together to help recover a Durer drawing stolen from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Title: Masterpiece / Elise Broach ; illustrated by Kelly Murphy.
Subject: Durer, Albrecht, 1471-1528 -- Fiction. Dürer, Albrecht, 1471-1528 -- Fiction. Artists -- Fiction. Beetles -- Fiction. Human-animal relationships -- Fiction. Art thefts -- Fiction Family life -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction. Artists -- Fiction. Beetles -- Fiction. Human-animal relationships -- Fiction. Art thefts -- Fiction. Families -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction. New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction. New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction.
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Isbn: 9781429985086 (electronic bk.) 1429985089 (electronic bk.)
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Call Number: PZ7.B78083 Mas 2010eb
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Format: Ebook
Author: Broach, Elise.
Summary: After Marvin, a beetle, makes a miniature drawing as an eleventh birthday gift for James, a human with whom he shares a house, the two new friends work together to help recover a Durer drawing stolen from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Title: Masterpiece / Elise Broach ; illustrated by Kelly Murphy.
Edition: First Square Fish edition.
Description: 1 online resource (292 pages) : illustrations.
Subjects: Durer, Albrecht, 1471-1528 -- Fiction.
Subjects: Dürer, Albrecht, 1471-1528 -- Fiction.
Subjects: Artists -- Fiction.
Subjects: Beetles -- Fiction.
Subjects: Human-animal relationships -- Fiction.
Subjects: Art thefts -- Fiction
Subjects: Family life -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction.
Subjects: Artists -- Fiction.
Subjects: Beetles -- Fiction.
Subjects: Human-animal relationships -- Fiction.
Subjects: Art thefts -- Fiction.
Subjects: Families -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction.
Subjects: New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Subjects: New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Genre: Mystery and detective stories.
Genre: Electronic books.
Other Author: Murphy, Kelly, 1977- ill.
Notes: Description based on print version record.
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