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The Mona Lisa Vanishes by Nicholas Day

I’m usually terrible about reading nonfiction. I need a story to keep my interest. But this wonderful book is nonfiction that reads like fiction. The story is excellently written with a narrative that kept my attention–best of all, it’s all true. Day’s book tells the story of the creation of the Mona Lisa as well as some history about Leonardo Da Vinci. It also includes the mystery of the theft of the painting and what made it the famous work it is today.

This is a great read for its intended middle grade audience, but a good one for all sorts of ages. This is a must have for my middle school library and one I will recommend frequently.

Recommended ages–10 and up


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