The Van Gogh Deception by Deron R. Hicks

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The Van Gogh Deception Read Online Free - When a young boy is discovered in Washington DC’s National Gallery without any recollection of who he is, so begins a high-stakes race to unravel the greatest mystery of all: his identity. As the stakes continue to rise, the boy must piece together the disjointed clues of his origins while using his limited knowledge to stop one of the greatest art frauds ever attempted.

Digitally interactive, this museum mystery offers QR codes woven throughout the book that bring renowned paintings to readers’ fingertips.

Title : The Van Gogh Deception
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ISBN : 0544759273
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 320 pages


Miranda rated it ★★★★☆

October 19, 2016

This book is like a mini Jason Bourne movie for middle schoolers! It's like a mix of Home Alone and Catch That Thief and basically every great story where the kids are the ones who have to try and outsmart the bad guys. It was super fast-paced and played out exactly like a movie.

Suzanne rated it ★★★★☆

September 10, 2017

Very clever use of QR codes. I enjoyed this book so much that I will be checking out other books by Deron Hicks.

Rachel rated it ★★★★☆

January 18, 2018

Fun adventure/mystery with spunky characters love the QR codes to see the real paintings.

Ms. rated it ★★★☆☆

May 10, 2017

E ARC from Edelweiss Above the Treeline A boy is found in the National Gallery, staring into space. He can't tell the police his name, although there is a tag on his shirt that says "Arthur". The diagnosis-- traumatic amnesia. He is placed with an emergency foster mother, Mary Sullivan, who has a...

Kalli rated it ★★★★★

December 19, 2017

A long-lost Van Gogh painting, a boy with amnesia, and $183 million on the line. The boy woke up in the National Gallery of Art one day, with no memory of who he was or why he was there. He may just be the key to figuring out the fake Van Gogh scam that some elite group of art forgers have start...

Becky rated it ★★★★★

December 18, 2017

When a tween boy is found in the National Gallery of Art with no memory of who he is, where he's from, or how he got there, he's put into child services under the care of foster mom Mary Sullivan. Mary also has a 10 year old daughter Camille, who is quite gregarious and good at drawing out the bo...

MHP rated it ★★★★★

January 24, 2018

This was a fantastic mystery! Deron R. Hicks crafts a suspenseful, intricate, amazing story that I couldn't put down. Told from different third person points of view, the story follows a boy and a girl, named Camille, around Washington D.C. as they are chased by mysterious people for reasons they...

Cindy rated it ★★★★☆

December 15, 2017

Hicks, Deron The Van Gogh Deception, 306 pgs. HMH, 2017. $17. Language: G ; Mature Content: G ; Violence: G When a young boy is found in the art museum without a clue who is his, he is placed in the temporary care of a woman named Mary. Mary and her daughter Camille dub him Art and take him back t...

Margie rated it ★★★★★

December 28, 2017

The dust jacket, but not the flaps, and the book case are examined. Anticipation builds and questions gather as the volume is held in your hands. The endpapers may increase the excitement, possibly offering more hints. If page turns past the title, verso and dedication pages reveal a map, surely...

LeeAnne rated it ★★★★☆

January 15, 2018

This was a perfect middle grade book with just enough suspense and drama for the younger audience, which makes it a good selection for a Lone Star Book. Art, a boy with amnesia, and his friend Camille, his temporary foster sister, stumble into a perfectly planned art heist. They have to out-maneuv...

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