Searching for a Starry Night
A Miniature Art Mystery
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|Format: ||Paperback, 212 pages|
|Published In: ||United States, 01 September 2010|
Samantha Ann Carlton would rather spend her summer vacation anywhere but a spooky old house in Wisconsin...like Lake Geneva! Somehow, Sam knows it's going to take more than a few days to find a missing painting no bigger than her hand. Maybe things won't be so bad, she thinks, since she gets to take a friend's lovable but mischievous Dachshund, Petey, and her best friend Lita. If they're lucky, the three of them can find the miniature replica of Van Gogh's "Starry Night" and help Sam's mother get it to the museum, where it belongs. But it's not going to be easy, Sam realizes, when she meets the crabby housekeeper, a dog-hating gardener, and discovers that her family has some spooky secrets. Then Petey digs up an ancient curse, and Sam fears her friendship with Lita is doomed... Can Sam find the miniature masterpiece before it's too late? Will she and Lita go home forever friends-or enemies? * 2009 Eppie Award Finalist for best YA/Children's eBook * * #1 Kindle book under Miniatures *
About the Author
Christine Verstraete is an award-winning journalist and author from Wisconsin whose fiction is often inspired by her love of dogs and her fascination with dollhouse miniatures. Her short stories have been published in several anthologies including Dragons Composed, The Bitter End: Tales of Nautical Terror, as well as in Timeshares and Steampunk'd from DAW Books. A longtime horror fan, she also enjoys writing tales with a touch of the macabre for anthologies and eBooks. See her collection, or learn more about her work, at http: //cverstraete.com.
"Well written, very exciting, and hard to put down, especially with the spooky old Victorian house, scary goings-on at night, and a lot of suspense." -- Independent Reviewer "Stories for Children Magazine"
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21.59 x 14 x 1.14 centimetres (0.25 kg)|
5-9 years |