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MASTERPIECE
by Eloise Broach

A Junior Library Guild Award Book
Kids' Wings Award for Outstanding Literature

"'A great friendship was like a great work of art,' he thought. 'It took time and attention, and a spark of something that was impossible to describe. It was a happy, lucky accident, finding some kindred part of yourself in a total stranger.'" Masterpiece

Marvin is one of a family of little black beetles that live under Mr. and Mrs. Pompaday's kitchen sink. He watches the Pompadays carefully and has learned how to secretly, and safely, pilfer food that has fallen from the baby's high chair. He takes a particular interest in 11-year-old James who is Mrs. Pompaday's son by an earlier marriage. James is different, not boisterous and rude, but compassionate, gentle, and for the most part, ... ignored.

When James receives a pen-and-ink set for his birthday and inadvertently leaves the ink bottle open on his desk, Marvin dips his leg into the ink in the cap and creates a tiny, exqusite, unique drawing that, strangely enough, resembles the work of the great Reniassance artist, Albrecht Dürer. James gets all the credit for the masterpiece. From there, the unlikely friends begin an adventure that takes them into a fast-paced mystery involving some stolen masterpieces, centered in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The story will bring art treasures to life for students, introducing the works of some of the most famous artists in history.

Research Links
for
MASTERPIECE by Elise Broach

Author Elise Broach
Praying Hands by Albrecht Dürer
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Stolen Works of Art

Famous Paintings, Art Appreciation
CyberArt Kids: Art Masterpieces, Learning About Art

Who was Albrecht Dürer?

Albrecht Dürer Slideshow

Literary Connections/Art Masterpieces

Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliet
with a Kids' Wings Unit available in Light in the Darkness and in DOWNLOAD

Look! Look! Look! by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace

Picture Book Unit for Primary Children in Kids' Wings Unit in Stepstone Stories

Christopher Mouse, The Tale of a Small Traveler
by William Wise
Kids' Wings Unit in Light in the Darkness

Literary Connections / Insect Characters

Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins --One of the GREAT adventures ever!
with a Kids' Wings Unit available in Light in the Darkness in DOWNLOAD

Martina the Beautiful Cockroach by Carmen Agra Deedy,
Picture Book Folk Tale with Kids Wings' Unit in Gifts and Givers
in DOWNLOAD
Maybelle in the Soup and Maybelle Comes to Tea by Katie Speck
with Kids Wings' Unit in Gifts and Givers in DOWNLOAD

Cockroach Cooties by Laurence Yep
with Kids' Wings Unit in Defeating Giants

MASTERPIECE by Elise Broach
You can purchase the 38-page unit for MASTERPIECE by Elise Broach NOW for immediate download for only $14.95! Includes a PowerPoint Jeopardy-type game.
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A 38-page unit for MASTERPIECE is now available, perfect for lesson planning and handouts or for projection on your SmartBoard,

The Unit Contains:
Discussion Cards
Anticipation Guide
Two-Page Readers’ Theater Introduction
Preparing Your Intellectual Tools
Making Connections: Predict/Read/Confirm Chapter Questions
Vocabulary Lists and Activities
Map Activities
Multiple Choice Comprehension Activities
Visualizing Chapters 1 and 2
Families and Friends: Analyzing Characters
Sentence Gymnastics
A Special Beetle: An Art and Writing Activity
Comparing Friends
Two Crossword Puzzles
Exploring Ways to Communicate and Research Project on American Sign Language
Research an Artist
Visualizing Chapter 17
Virtues
Act It Out
Discussion of Laws
Writing a Book About Friends
Retelling the Story Through Art
Artist Vs. Assembly Line Simulation
Discussion and Writing Prompts

Interactive Jeopardy-type Game




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Special Thanks to Rose's Classical Page for the background music, "Anitra's Dance" from Peer Gynt Suite I

 
 

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