Masterpiece: Masterpiece Adventure Series, Book 1

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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 D#65533;rer. 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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auth_author2 Davidson, Jeremy., Murphy, Kelly, 1977-
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subject_facet Art thefts -- Juvenile fiction, Art thefts. -- Fiction, Artists -- Fiction, Artists -- Juvenile fiction, Beetles -- Fiction, Beetles -- Juvenile fiction, Children's audiobooks, Detective and mystery stories, Juvenile, Durer, Albrecht, -- 1471-1528. -- Fiction, Dürer, Albrecht, -- 1471-1528 -- Juvenile fiction, Families -- New York (State) -- New York -- Juvenile fiction, Family life -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction, Human-animal relationships -- Juvenile fiction, Human-animal relationships. -- Fiction, New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction, New York (N.Y.) -- Juvenile fiction
title_display Masterpiece
title_full Masterpiece / Elise Broach ; illustrated by Kelly Murphy, Masterpiece Masterpiece Adventure Series, Book 1, Masterpiece [playaway] / Elise Broach ; illustrated by Kelly Murphy
title_short Masterpiece
title_sub Masterpiece Adventure Series, Book 1
topic_facet Art thefts, Artists, Beetles, Detective and mystery stories, Juvenile, Durer, Albrecht, Dürer, Albrecht, Families, Family life, Human-animal relationships, Juvenile Fiction, Juvenile Literature