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The painting that wasn't there

by Brezenoff, Steven.

Format: Print Book 2010
Availability: Available at 7 Libraries 7 of 7 copies
Available (7)
Location Collection Call #
Bethel Park Public Library Juvenile Fiction juv BREZENOFF Steven
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
Call Number  juv BREZENOFF Steven
Crafton Public Library Juvenile - Fiction J F BREZENOF 2010 CRAFTON 9/09
Location  Crafton Public Library
Collection  Juvenile - Fiction
Call Number  J F BREZENOF 2010 CRAFTON 9/09
Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Fiction Brezenoff
Location  Monroeville Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
Call Number  Brezenoff
Moon Township Public Library Juvenile Fiction STEP-UP BREZENOFF
Location  Moon Township Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Fiction J F BRE
Location  Sewickley Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
Call Number  J F BRE
Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Mystery j MYSTERY BRE
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Mystery
Call Number  j MYSTERY BRE
Western Allegheny Community Library Juvenile Fiction JF BREZENOFF
Location  Western Allegheny Community Library
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
James "Gum" Shoo's art class heads to the museum. They've been learning about forged art, but they never expected to find a fake in the gallery! Only Gum and his gumshoe friends will be able to solve this museum caper.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "This title in the Field Trip Mysteries series marries the always high-interest topic of an art heist with a breezy, straightforward story just right for reluctant readers. The book opens with an illustrated dossier belonging to sixth-grader James Gum Shoo ( Interests: Gum chewing, field trips, and showing everyone what a crook Anton Gutman is ) and three pals. The story then proceeds to tell how he got his flatfoot moniker. In art class, the kids learn about a famous painting and are delighted to find out that they're going on a field trip to see it in person. At the museum, one of James' henchfriends notices that the painting on the wall's a forgery, and the four sleuths set out to uncover the perp. It's a quickly paced and quickly resolved caper, but what's lacking in characterization and plot is made up for in style: Canga's illustrations add a touch of middle-school noir to the overall handsome presentation. The can-do spirit extends to the back matter, prompting kids to solve a mystery themselves or write up a new one.--Chipman, Ian Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Brezenoff, Steven. Field trip mysteries.
Subjects School field trips -- Fiction.
Mystery and detective stories.
Art -- Forgeries -- Juvenile fiction.
Art museums -- Juvenile fiction.
School field trips -- Juvenile fiction.
Publisher Mankato, Minn. :Stone Arch Books,2010
Other Titles Painting that was not there
Contributors Canga, C. B.
Audience 008-011.
RL: 2.1.
Guided reading level: M.
Language English
Description 79 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm.
ISBN 9781434216083
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