‘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
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.