Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Review: 'Gallery Ghost' by Anna Nilsen

Gallery Ghost: Find the Ghost Who Paints the Most! by Anna Nilsen, 2008, Birdcage Press, $17.95, hardbound, 40 pages. Category/Genre: mainstream. Cover: good. Where we got it: publisher. Where you can get it: Amazon, Barnes and Noble.  

Written to help children develop an interest in the arts, Gallery Ghost is a mystery of sorts. The narrator, Sarah, works at night to clean a haunted art gallery, and wants the readers' help. She's playing a game with the ghosts of the artists: the artists put details of their own paintings onto the paintings of other artists. The goal is to figure out which ghost made the most changes.

There are a lot of artists represented -- 24, in fact, and their names and a brief description are given. 

There's a score sheet included, and a magnifying glass to help the reader find the clues. The answers are at the back of the book. It's a pretty clever idea. 

Written for up to age seven. 

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