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*Steal Back the Mona Lisa!* by Meghan McCarthy
 
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Steal Back the Mona Lisa!
by Meghan McCarthy
Grades K-2 40 pages Harcourt October 2006 Hardcover    

A terrible crime has been committed: the Mona Lisa has been stolen from the Louvre (again), and the crooks mean to deface it with a horrible fake mustache! The only hope for its safe retrieval is Secret Agent Jack, a perfectly ordinary boy who has spy clothes, a spy car, and a spy hat, but still has to sneak past his parents to reach his mission. Itís a tough job, but somehow he has to Steal Back the Mona Lisa!.

If you can believe in Agent Jack, youíre likely either five years old or know someone who is. Even if youíre mature and sensible enough to know that art thieves donít vandalize their thefts and eight-year-olds donít turn into secret agents after bedtime, you may still find yourself carried away by Meghan McCarthyís charming artwork and enthusiastic narrative. McCarthy will not just make you believe that boy can fly, but that a mustache is a fate worse than death.

Steal Back the Mona Lisa! is a high-octane bedtime story, perfect for getting out that last burst of energy before dreamtime. Just donít be surprised to see a mustache in your mirror the next morning.



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