Who Stole Mona Lisa?


By Ruthie Knapp, illustrated by Jill McElmurry

A charming picture book which tells the story of the theft of the Mona Lisa from the Louvre in 1911 from the perspective of the painting herself. There are gorgeous sepia tone illustrations which support and extend the story and which reflect some of da Vinci’s artistic style. This book is very versatile and could be read out loud to be enjoyed by younger children, read alone by more established readers or used as a stimulus or support for studying this famous art work. An author’s note at the back of the book provides more information about both the painting and its theft.

Formats available

Picture Book


Fiction | Non-Fiction | cross curricular