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|
|Number of Pages||:||320 pages|
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.
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.
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...
August 31, 2017
The story: A boy is found, sitting in the National Museum of Art, with no memory of how he got there, no memory of who he is. Taken in by Mary Sullivan and her daughter, "Art" and Camille go on the trail, tracking down the very few clues they have--only to turn up a fraudulent painting by Vincent...
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...
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...
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...
June 10, 2017
I received this book as an ARC from the publisher. What a great mystery and quick read - suspenseful and informative. I got hooked by the main character immediately and loved the surprise and clever ending. Everything came together perfectly. The QR codes are a genius way to entice the tech savvy...
August 17, 2017
Fantastic!! Loved the mystery and the characters. QR codes in the text take you to images of the works of art in the book. Terrific!
I received an electronic arc from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
September 05, 2017
A solid 4.5! In my opinion, Hicks is one of the best children's authors. The books are interesting, engaging, and educational. This one is even interactive with QR codes.