by Elise Broach

Illustrations by Kelly Murphy

Part of a Series: The Masterpiece Adventures.

First Release:

October 2008

ISBN: 9780805082708

Discovering an open ink bottle in eleven-year-old James's room one night, Marvin, a young beetle, is overcome with the urge to draw. James's father, an artist, sees the resulting drawing and likens it to the work of Renaissance master Albrecht Dürer. Thinking James is the artist, he whisks James, the drawing, and-unwittingly-Marvin off to the Dürer exhibit at the Met. Then, surprisingly, the curator asks James to make a decoy drawing to help catch a thief with a penchant for stealing Dürers. Fortunately, Marvin is willing to help. Author's note. Black-and-white illustrations.
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  • ISBN: 9780805082708
    Edition: -
    Publisher: Henry Holt
    Page Count: 304
    Trim Size: 5 1/2" x 8 1/4"
    Dewey Classification: E
    Accelerated Reader: Level: 4.8, Points: 8
    Scholastic Reading Counts: Level: 6.1, Points: 14
    Lexile: Level: 700L
    Awards & Honors: 2009 E. B. White Read Aloud Award for Older Readers, winner; 2008 Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, Children 's Fiction
    Genre: Fiction.
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