Sarah's Stars

Rick Jacobson. The Mona Lisa Caper.
Illustrated by Laura Fernandez and Rick Jacobson
Tundra  $22.99  ISBN 0-88776-726-5  20 pg.
Reviewed by Sarah, Age 15

‘It all began in 1911 in the world famous Louvre museum in Paris. Many people were being hired to photograph the displays and build boxes for them. One of the workers was a man named Vincenzo Perugia. He was a homesick Italian man with an interesting notion…

The Mona Lisa Caper is a very interesting book. There is a fair amount of writing in it so I would recommend it to children aged nine to twelve. I’m sure anyone younger would enjoy having it read aloud. The pictures are beautiful, and I really liked the way they were laid out on the page.

All in all, the book in itself is amazing – fantastic design, colour scheme, story –the list goes on. I loved the way it was told because the perspective really caught my attention. I was surprised to learn, at the end, that the story is true! That made the book even better. This book is definitely one for all enthusiastic young readers. It would make a wonderful gift for any young person, male or female.

This book completely deserves five stars.


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