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Behind the Canvas


Author: Alexander  VANCE
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Subject/Category: Gr. 5-8
Year Reviewed:: 2017
ISBN: 9781250029706
Review: Sixth-grader Claudia Miravista visits the local art museum and discovers a boy named Pim trapped in the world of paintings by an evil queen. He enlists Claudia’s help to free him. After the curator’s Granny Custos helps Claudia enter the paintings, Claudia finds she is able to interact with the subjects of the painting. Art history may be an odd story-telling vehicle, but it works here. Friendship and the desire to save Pim combines with lots of action and adventure to keep the reader entranced.

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