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Masterpiece Audiobook

Masterpiece

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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 an11-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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    Wintersteelhead Olympia, WA USA 11-11-17
    Wintersteelhead Olympia, WA USA 11-11-17 Member Since 2014
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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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    Tanya Campbell 10-21-17 Member Since 2017
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    I love this book it has good story but I hate it at the same because I love it the book is a memem

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    calamity jane 01-18-17 Member Since 2016
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    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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    Miguel 12-05-16
    Miguel 12-05-16 Member Since 2017
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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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    Kate Zimmer 07-30-15
    Kate Zimmer 07-30-15 Member Since 2012
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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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    Amazon Customer 03-18-15
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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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    Misty LOUISVILLE, KY, United States 02-11-14
    Misty LOUISVILLE, KY, United States 02-11-14
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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?

    No comparision


    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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