Discover All the Secrets
of the Mona Lisa

Critically Acclaimed Children's Art History Book

Do you know who stole the most famous painting ever made? If not, then you need to get Who Stole Mona Lisa? an imaginative, yet fact-based children's book by Ruthie Knapp, co-author of the series Off the Wall Museum Guides for Kids. This book will not only make you smile, but educate you and your children about the history of Leonardo da Vinci's most famous painting. The lively and evocative illustrations by Jill McElmurry make the book engaging for even the youngest reader.

The Story
She has a legendary smile, and millions come to see her every day. Some say she is the most famous painting in the world. Who is she? Why, the Mona Lisa, of course! But did you know that she was once stolen from her wall at the Louvre? Who took her? Why? Where was she hidden? How was she found? Someone call the police!

Narrated by the lady of the enigmatic smile herself—and brought to life with gorgeous paintings that takes the reader from Da Vinci's renaissance right up to the present day. This is a stylishly whimsical account of the glorious, wonderful, sometimes dangerous life of the best recognized painting of all time. Discover the secrets behind her mysterious smile, and hear for yourself the amazing true story of her kidnapping.

Contact Ruthie with any questions about her amazing children's
book or read these outstanding reviews about Who Stole Mona Lisa?.

Painting, Art History in Boston, MA

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