Who Stole Mona Lisa? (Hardcover)

By Ruthie Knapp, Jill McElmurry (Illustrator)

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, 9781599900582, 40pp.

Publication Date: August 31, 2010



.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 take 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.

About the Author

RUTHIE KNAPP is the author of the Off the Wall Museum Guide for Kids series. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts.JILL McELMURRY was born in California and grew up in New Mexico. When she's not producing books such as Mad About Plaid and I'm Not a Baby!, Jill enjoys working with her husband and dog on their farm.