Masterpiece

  • by Elise Broach
  • Narrated by Jeremy Davidson
  • 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 an11-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 Dürer. 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.

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Masterpiece is a great look for every one!!!!


Masterpiece is a great book for everyone! I recommend this book for other kids because it builds suspense and keeps you reading.
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- calamity jane

Awesome book

I LOVED THIS BOOK EVERYTHING IS PERFECT FOR ME AND PROBABLY OTHER PEOPLE TOO M8
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- Miguel

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-30-2008
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio