Bookshelf: March 2011
Dan’s Angel: A Detective’s Guide to the Language of Paintings
by Alexander Sturgis
illustrated by Lauren Child
Kane/Miller Book Publishers, 2003
When aspiring detective Dan investigates the inside of an art gallery, he meets an unexpected guide--an angel who comes to life from one of the gallery’s paintings! Together, they travel from one well-known piece to another, and Dan learns that hidden within each painting are clues to the picture’s story and meaning. Child’s wonderful, witty cartoon illustrations enliven the clear, insightful explanations. Good for older readers.