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The Van Gogh Deception
by Deron Hicks
This mystery novel for middle-grade readers, a 2021 Bluestem Award nominee, will keep you on the edge of your seat. The story focuses on a boy with amnesia who recalls all kinds of information about art, but doesn't remember his name or how he came to be sitting in the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. all alone. The boy and his new friend race across the city to solve both the mystery of his identity and why they are being chased by a ruthless gang of adults. The quick pace of the story makes the book feel like a movie, and the detailed descriptions of the action scenes let the reader picture it all very clearly. QR codes that link to the artwork in the book are included.