The Mona Lisa Caper

The Mona Lisa Caper

Description

The Mona Lisa Caper is based on true events that began to unfold on Monday, August 21, 1911, when Vincenzo Perugia shocked the world by stealing the most famous of the many treasures in the Louvre. Though Vincenzo was a thief, he meant well. He simply wanted to return the painting to the Italian people in the mistaken belief that it had been stolen from them. Eventually, inevitably, Vincenzo was captured in Florence and put on trial. Italians gave him their hearts for his patriotism. In fact, he received so much food, wine, clothing, and furniture, that he had to be moved to a larger cell! Throughout Rick Jacobson's lively text, Mona Lisa herself narrates the story of her trip back to the city of her creation. The playful art Rick has painted along with his wife, Laura Fernandez, heightens the fun. Not only is it Keystone-Cops funny, it is a sound introduction to the painting that continues to delight, amaze, and mystify hundreds of years after Leonardo da Vinci's death.


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Details

Author(s)
Rick Jacobson
For ages
6-8
Format
Hardback | 24 pages
Dimensions
210 x 259 x 8mm | 344g
Publication date
15 May 2011
Publisher
Tundra Books
Publication City/Country
Toronto, Canada
Language
English
Illustrations note
Illustrations, unspecified
ISBN10
0887767265
ISBN13
9780887767265
Bestsellers rank
513,817