Publication Date: May 16, 2023
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Ages 6 to 8, Grades 2 to 5
A witty introduction to the Louvre’s many masterpieces, told from the perspective of the subjects themselves—including resident superstar Mona Lisa.
Millions of people visit the Louvre Museum in Paris every year to gaze and gawk at its all-star art collection. But there’s one star who gets a lot more attention than anyone else—and her very own waiting system, if you can believe it! Well, the Louvre’s many other masterpieces aren’t too happy about being overshadowed—and they’re here to tell everyone what makes them just as worthy of the Mona Lisa’s teeming crowds.With a focus on portraits and other person-centered artworks, Mona Lisa and the Others reveals the stories behind some of the Louvre’s most famous pieces. Napoleon Bonaparte takes readers behind the scenesat his own coronation; the Venus de Milo explains what happened to her missing arms; the Seated Scribe lets slip some gossip about the ancient Egyptian royal family. And of course, Mona Lisa reveals that there’s more to her portrait than her mysterious smile . . .Written in a light-hearted and contemporary style by Alice Harman and illustrated with the energetic artwork of Sir Quentin Blake, Mona Lisa and the Others is an entertaining introduction to the Louvre’s collection that will appeal to children, parents, and teachers from all walks of life.
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