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William & the Missing Masterpiece by Helen Hancocks

William & the Missing Masterpiece

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William & the Missing Masterpiece by Helen Hancocks
Hardcover $16.99
Apr 28, 2015 | ISBN 9780763675967

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Lovers of art, runny cheese and cats will be drawn to this adventure featuring William, "international cat of mystery." …Kids will enjoy the bright, bold, generous double-page spreads featuring retro-looking multimedia paintings, lots of smarty-pants detail and the debonair William. Adults will chuckle in recognition at the Parisian landmarks, cheesy puns, satiric faux newspaper stories and the clever feline painting knock-offs of familiar masterpieces by the likes of Munch, van Dyck, Seurat, Manet, Matisse, Picasso, Dalí and more. As with Hancocks’ memorable debut, Penguin in Peril (2014), this will not fail to both enchant and engage.
—Kirkus Reviews

Hancocks recombines some of the ingredients that made her debut, Penguin in Peril, a success: an animal hero, a casually witty narrative voice, and her own faux-primitive paintings…. Francophiles and budding sleuths will be charmed.
—Publishers Weekly

William on his green moped and his view from behind a newspaper with eyeholes will tickle young funny bones while adults will appreciate the museum’s collection of classic paintings transformed by additions of cheese…this book’s illustrations and humor will appeal to many ages.
—School Library Journal

A clever and fun mystery kids will love being a part of, this selection will both amuse children and cause them to think and pay close attention to the verbal and visual details to solve the crime with William.
—Books to Borrow…Books to Buy (column from Kendal A. Rautzhan)

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