Masterpiece

Narrated by: Jeremy Davidson
Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
4.6 out of 5 stars (107 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Marvin lives with his family under the kitchen sink in the Pompadays' apartment. He is very much a beetle. James Pompaday lives with his family in New York City. He is very much an 11-year-old boy. 

After James gets a pen-and-ink set for his birthday, Marvin surprises him by creating an elaborate miniature drawing. James gets all the credit for the picture and before these unlikely friends know it they are caught up in a staged art heist at the Metropolitan Museum of Art that could help recover a famous drawing by Albrecht Dürer. But James can't go through with the plan without Marvin's help. And that's where things get really complicated (and interesting!). This fast-paced mystery will have young readers on the edge of their seats as they root for boy and beetle. 

In Shakespeare's Secret, Elise Broach showed her keen ability to weave storytelling with history and suspense, and Masterpiece is yet another example of her talent. This time around it's an irresistible miniature world, fascinating art history, all wrapped up in a special friendship - something for everyone to enjoy.

©2008 Elise Broach (P)2008 Macmillan Audio

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immersion experience

it was a very detailed book that really takes you into the way the characters are feeling. I was surprised I could care so much about a bug.

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Masterpiece is a great look for every one!!!!<br /><br /><br />

Masterpiece is a great book for everyone! I recommend this book for other kids because it builds suspense and keeps you reading.

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Great for whole family

a small beetle, Marvin, stops a art heist & become friends with a boy too! Elise Broach, author creates story that is down to earth & makes you think the beetle, Marvin is a real person. love the friendship that develops between the main characters, a boy & beetle.

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Good for Young and Old

this book is great for young readers and listeners relating to a talking bug to the older listeners looking for a good mystery. the author uses imagery amazingly and narrator is wonderful to listen to

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😍

Awesome 👏 and I love the way you guys put this together it's amazing 😉 this is the best

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Awesome book

I LOVED THIS BOOK EVERYTHING IS PERFECT FOR ME AND PROBABLY OTHER PEOPLE TOO M8

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It was a great book.

It was a funny and scary story of friendship. I give this book five stars.

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Great book

My 8 year old son truly enjoyed this book. It kept his interest and he was captivated.

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Excellent Book for Young Readers!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, great storyline.

What other book might you compare Masterpiece to and why?

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Have you listened to any of Jeremy Davidson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

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Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Towards the middle. The book kept my daughter in suspense the entire time.

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Bokk istn't baed buut int's sooe goud

I love this book it has good story but I hate it at the same because I love it the book is a memem