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Art Fraud Detective
by Anna Nilsen 1325/648 first published 2000
Miscellaneous for ages 8 to 99 published by Kingfisher
Available from:  Amazon.co.uk
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Mrs Mad's humble opinion
9/10 Very good. I am pleased with this.
What's it about?
A spot the difference game, a mystery story and a reference book all in one!
What happens?
The security guard at the Town Gallery needs your help, he has realised that some of the most famous paintings in the world have been stolen and replaced with forgeries. He needs someone with sharp eyes to compare the paintings and decide which are real and which are fake. There are also clues as to who has stolen the paintings, can you help?
Is it easy to read?
Some sections of the book are obviously easier to read than others. The descriptions of the paintings and details about the artists might need some explanations.
Anything else?
What a brilliant book, a wonderful way to introduce young children to art and some of the most famous paintings in the world. By creating this detective story around the pictures and involving the reader in the quest to find the forgeries and the thieves Nilsen has opened up the world of art to children who often get ignored in the genre. Sitting comparing pictures with a magnifying glass( free with book) is great fun and trying to outwit the thieves should go down well with curious children too!
Who says so?
This review by Mrs Mad.
The publisher reckons...
Some of the priceless masterpieces have been stolen from the Town Gallery and replaced with forgeries, and it's up to you spot the clues and identify the fakes. This spot-the-difference game also contains facts about paintings, tips on the techniques of the Old Masters and a glossary of art terms.
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