The Boy Who Fooled The World

(2 reviews with an average rating of 5 out of 5)

Publisher: Scholastic

When Cole becomes obsessed with a mysterious painting, he recruits his friend Mason and the cleverest girl in the school, Isla, to help solve its puzzle.

But when world-famous artist Marika Loft visits his school and is thoroughly impressed by his artwork, Cole's masterpiece is sold for thousands of pounds. Initially ecstatic, Cole begins to buckle under the pressure of media attention and a deadline to produce another painting.

This modern and relevant story is another cracker by the ever-impressive Lisa Thompson, and children will love the excitement of a museum mystery with plenty of surprises and twists. Thompson also writes boldly about complex feelings such as shame and anxiety. This story will be a great companion for children who feel knots in their stomach over the stresses and strains in their home, especially those growing up in poverty. 

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