Books We Love About Leonardo da Vinci
In the months before our visit to the Louvre we learned the story of the Mona Lisa with the help of two books. These books really help to bring Europe alive for kids. We read the Mona Lisa Caper by Rick Jacobson. The Mona Lisa Caper is a delightful read for children. Here we read the Mona Lisa’s story of how she was stolen right off the wall in the Louvre, and the adventures during her hiatus. All of the story is told through her eyes. The book also explains the authors viewpoint behind the paintings fame. Children love famous things, because they want to be a part of something that everyone else desires. Mona Lisa Caper really tells the paintings story in a way that 5-12 year olds can really appreciate it.