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The case of the stolen sculpture
ISBN:
9781434296863

9781434296900
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121 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm.
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660 L Lexile
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Summary:
When a priceless sculpture disappears from the Capitol City Art Museum, thirteen-year-old Clementine Wim, daughter of an assistant curator, and her three friends set out to solve the mystery and recover the Statue of Gudea.
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A priceless sculpture has been stolen from the Capitol City Art Museum! But with insurance money to cover the theft and build a new education wing, no one is overly worried about getting the missing art back. The only ones who seem concerned with solving the case are Clemetine and her friends. Can these determined detectives get to the bottom of the art-museum mystery before it's too late?


Author Notes

Steve Brezenoff is the author of more than fifty middle-grade chapter books, including the Field Trip Mysteries series, the Ravens Pass series of thrillers, and the Return to the Titanic series. He's also written three young-adult novels, Guy in Real Life; Brooklyn, Burning; and The Absolute Value of -1. In his spare time, he enjoys video games, cycling, and cooking. Steve lives in Minneapolis with his wife, Beth, and their son and daughter.


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Booklist Review

In this book from the Museum Mysteries series, four brainy young sleuths, Clementine Wim (13), Raining Sam (12), Amal Farah (11), and Wilson Kipper (10) solve the mystery of who has stolen the priceless Statue of Gudea from the Capitol City Art Museum, where Clementine's mom, Dr. Abigail Wim, works as an assistant curator. Strangely, the museum's staff doesn't seem very anxious to recover the statue or perhaps that's not so strange, because the insurance money will now make it possible for the museum to open a new educational wing. Although most readers will quickly deduce whodunit, the racially and ethnically diverse characters are appealing, and kids will envy their behind-the-scenes access. Full-color, full-page illustrations suggest graphic-novel or even cartoon art, and back matter includes a glossary, discussion questions, writing prompts, and information about actual museums and notable artists. Give this to young mystery readers who aren't quite ready for Nancy Drew.--Rawlins, Sharon Copyright 2010 Booklist