The Van Gogh Deception by Deron R. Hicks

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Read The Van Gogh Deception 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.

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...

Pamela rated it ★★★★☆

July 23, 2017

This is a roller coaster of an adventure. It starts with a boy sitting in the National Gallery in Washington D.C., he is staring at a Degas sculpture for hours. As closing time draws near a security guard asks him to leave, but then he finds out that the boy doesn’t know where his parents are, ho...

Sunsettowers rated it ★★★☆☆

September 25, 2017

I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This did not affect my opinion of the book or my review itself. When a young boy with amnesia is found sitting in The National Gallery, it sets off an adventure full of art and mystery. I loved all the art and art h...

Maggie rated it ★★★★★

May 11, 2017

The Van Gogh Deception by Deron R. Hicks is a wonderful fictional novel packed with true information. Perfect for an art, mystery, or action-loving readers. My favorite part of this book was the ending which in a way was also my least favorite part. I loved the ingenuity of the end but hated the...

Amy rated it ★★★★★

November 05, 2017

I really loved this book! Everything about this book was well-crafted and executed. The story was fast-paced and exciting, the plot was fun while also being challenging and "smart", and it gave a great introduction to art history! (Throughout the book, there are QVC codes that can be scanned with...

Molly rated it ★★★★☆

November 20, 2017

A lost boy with no memory, a nefarious plot involving a Vincent Van Gogh work, and a scrappy girl who finds herself in the middle of it all...The Van Gogh Deception did not disappoint once it mixed all of these things together for one thrilling, fun, MG mystery. The book also features QR codes so...

Engel rated it ★★★★☆

July 14, 2017

ARC copy...It was very much an action packed ride and mystery all revovling around a boy with no memory, sinister figures and a very "art-ful" heist in progress. Reading the entire built up as very exciting plus being an art lover it was enjoy to read all the art history related tidbits (nice tou...

Maribeth rated it ★★★★★

October 25, 2017

Very enjoyable. I would describe it as Dan Brown meets Jason Bourne...for kids. I admit a lot of my curiosity to read this book was because it contains QR codes. I didn’t think I’d like it, and under normal circumstances probably not, however—it was very cool to be able to instantly pull up the f...

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