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Masterpiece

Broach, Elise

(Book - 2008)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Masterpiece
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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.
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Co., 2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0805082700
9780805082708
Branch Call Number: j BROACH 2008
Characteristics: 292 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm
Additional Contributors: Murphy, Kelly 1977-, Illustrator, ill

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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.

How do an eleven year old boy and a clever beetle both living in a New York City apartment strike up a friendship AND solve an international art heist scandal? Find out in this fast moving mystery full of forgeries, villains, and heart-thumping suspense.

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.

Marvin, a beetle, forms a secret friendship with James, a boy, and they work together to help recover a drawing stolen from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


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A wonderful writing style, an interesting subject, and an unlikely friendship come together in this masterpiece of a book. Reading it, I marvelled at the engaging and creative properties of the story of a beetle and a boy.

I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a good solid read and interesting dreams.

You might find your nose stuck in this book. Truly marvellous!

Jul 09, 2014
  • Violet_Bat_19 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A book about a friendship, a painting, and a criminal. Marvin is a beetle. James is a boy. When Marvin creates a beautiful picture for James' Birthday, everyone thinks it's James that drew it. Now they need the pair to draw a masterpiece to catch the criminal!! I enjoyed this book and can relate to Marvin and the way his parents treat him.

Jul 01, 2014
  • green_jellyfish_76 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Wondrous book!

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