The Van Gogh Deception by Deron Hicks


A 12-year-old boy is found sitting in the National Gallery in Washington, D.C. He can’t remember why he is there or even his own name, but his mind is swirling with facts about artists and paintings. He is placed into temporary foster care with Mary Sullivan and her daughter Camille. Together, they revisit the art museum in an attempt to resurface memories. Those memories come slowly, and the boy soon realizes his life may depend on how quickly he can remember.

This action packed museum mystery is perfectly paced for middle grade readers with a thirst for adventure. The museum setting as well as interspersed QR codes featuring famous paintings will give readers a little culture along with their mystery. With an intriguing story and interesting characters, this is a fun and unique book for readers with a wide variety of interests.

Recommended ages--9 and up

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