The Museum Book

Written by Jan Mark
Illustrated by Rickard Holland
Candlewick Press
Ages 8 and up, Grades 3 and up

Children with artistic sensibilities will love The Museum Book: A Guide to Strange and Wonderful Collections. Inside they will discover a multi-media extravaganza of art history, unique and utterly bizarre museum collections as well as introductions to some of the world’s most famous museums such as the British Museum and the Louvre.

We especially appreciate that Mark brings noted attention to the controversy surrounding museum acquisitions and cultural looting, but in a fashion suited for young minds. The Museum Book will be best appreciated by children who have already been thoroughly acquainted with museums. Or, The Museum Book can be effectively used by parents as a witty, cultured introduction to the vast history of the arts.

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