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Monday, September 13, 2010

Who Stole Mona Lisa - Ruthie Knapp (Picture Book)

Released September 2010

Reviewed by Bob Walch

In 1911 Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting, the Mona Lisa, was stolen from the Louvre by an Italian housepainter named Vincenzo Perguia. Two years after the theft Perguia tried to sell the work of art. He was captured by the police and the painting was returned to Paris.

This story, narrated by the legendary lady pictured in the painting, tells the complete tale of the theft and art work’s eventual return. This is a unique way to introduce a child to not only de Vinci’s masterpiece but art in general. It is a story that I imagine very few adults are aware of also so everyone in the family will benefit from reading this book.

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