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Actually, the plot of this story is that two children run away and hide out
in a museum. An angel statue is on display and Claudia (the little girl)
becomes fascinated with it and wants to prove that the unknown artist is
Michaelangelo. This book was a Caldecott winner around 1975, as welll as a
William Allen White winner. It is really a cute book, but if you wanted to
use this as motivation for a class you are going to have to spend 8-10 60
minute classes reading to the class. I read it to my 4th graders two years
ago when I subbed elementary library (I was 1/2 time art at the time, and
this book fit perfectly in a library class). My favorite part of the entire
book is when the kids bathe in the fountain!
> A fellow grad student asked our class last night about a book she had read
> as a child and felt that it would be great motivation for lessons. She
> couldn't remember the title and the rest of us were not familiar with it.
> So I thought maybe someone on this list might know.
> It was about a little boy and girl and an older woman. It seems the woman
> has hidden a small statue by Michelangelo and leaves clues for the kids to
> find it. Seems like she mentioned a room full of file cabinets.
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