THE GREAT PICTURE ROBBERY by Leon A. Harris

THE GREAT PICTURE ROBBERY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Deciding that if it was good enough for the French kings, it will satisfy him, a French country mouse packs his satchel and moves into the Louvre. Maurice loves his new home; the bronze bannisters afford good sport; the statues offer quiet entertainment and Madame Marina, the cleaning woman, provides food, delicate food. All is peaceful for the gentle, unassuming mouse until he sees two evil looking men hide the Mona Lisa in one mummy case and themselves in another. He informs Madame who calls the police who come in droves to rout out the thieves. Madame receives a medal of honor and Maurice receives a toy car, and calmness replaces calamity. The delicate, fine lined drawings are carefully executed, and embody a straightforward interpretation which nlookers will appreciate.

Pub Date: Aug. 23rd, 1963
Publisher: Atheneum