The Great Art Scandal

by Anna Nilsen

Gallery curator Molly Adams directly addresses young readers, asking them to assist... read more

Gallery curator Molly Adams directly addresses young readers, asking them to assist her with some detective work. In order to help her solve the case, children will have to look carefully at 32 art masterpieces by painters such as Gaugin, Monet, Lichtenstein, and Warhol to try to find details from their work in 32 original paintings by 16 unknown artists who have incorporated several details from the masters into their own work. Horizontally split pages have positioned the masters on the bottom half of each page and the new paintings at the top, making it easy to compare and contrast each one while looking for specific details. The book as a whole is cleverly designed to encourage children to look carefully and critically at art and to have fun in the process. (Ages 8–13)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2004

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