The Mona Lisa Caper (Hardcover)

By Rick Jacobson, Laura Fernandez (Illustrator), Rick Jacobson (Illustrator)
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Description


The Mona Lisa Caper is based on true events that began to unfold on Monday, August 21, 1911, when Vincenzo Perugia shocked the world by stealing the most famous of the many treasures in the Louvre.

Though Vincenzo was a thief, he meant well. He simply wanted to return the painting to the Italian people in the mistaken belief that it had been stolen from them. Eventually, inevitably, Vincenzo was captured in Florence and put on trial. Italians gave him their hearts for his patriotism. In fact, he received so much food, wine, clothing, and furniture, that he had to be moved to a larger cell!

Throughout Rick Jacobson’s lively text, Mona Lisa herself narrates the story of her trip back to the city of her creation. The playful art Rick has painted along with his wife, Laura Fernandez, heightens the fun. Not only is it Keystone-Cops funny, it is a sound introduction to the painting that continues to delight, amaze, and mystify hundreds of years after Leonardo da Vinci’s death.

About the Author


Jacobson and Laura Fernandez are a husband and wife team who have created gorgeous paintings for many children's books.

Laura Fernandez and Rick Jacobson are an award-winning husband-and-wife team who have illustrated a number of beautiful picture books for children. Their works have earned them the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award and the Ruth Schwartz Award. Rick and Laura live in Toronto with their three children. Visit their web site at www.jacobsonfernandez.com.

Jacobson and Laura Fernandez are a husband and wife team who have created gorgeous paintings for many children's books.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780887767265
ISBN-10: 0887767265
Publisher: Tundra Books (NY)
Publication Date: June 7th, 2005
Pages: 24
Language: English