Synopses & Reviews
The Museum of Art has a big problem. Some of the museum's priceless masterpieces have been stolen and replaced by cunning forgeries! Are your eyes sharp enough to spot the differences between the fake and the real Rousseau? Hone your detective skills and find the tell-tale clues that will help the police track down the master forgers, and bring back the missing masterpieces. This one-of-a-kind book combines a mystery story, fun spot-the-difference puzzles, and a fantastic introduction to some of the world's greatest art. Guaranteed to enthrall children of all ages, Art Fraud Detective includes historical information on each painting, tips on the techniques of the Old Masters, and a glossary of art terms. Features art by: Rembrandt; Constable; Monet; Picasso; Raphael; Van Gogh; and more!
'"A clever \'spot the difference\' book...a good introduction to art history...something of a Where\'s Waldo...for older children."'
"The reproduction of the paintings is excellent and the paragraphs of information about the paintings...are well-written."
Complete with a free Art Detective magnifying glass, this one-of-a-kind book invites young readers to help spot the differences between fake and real masterpieces at the Museum of Art. "Art Fraud Detective" combines a mystery story, fun spot-the-difference puzzles, and a fantastic introduction to some of the world's greatest art. Full color.
About the Author
Anna Nilsen is a former art history teacher and a prizewinning artist. She devised Kingfisher's highly successful Art Fraud Detective, The Great Art Scandal, I Can Spell, and I Can Count titles.