The Mona Lisa Vanishes: A Legendary Painter, a Shocking Heist, and the Birth of a Global Celebrity

By Nicholas Day, Brett Helquist (Illustrator)

This fast-paced nonfiction thriller tells how the Mona Lisa was stolen, the investigation techniques used and ultimately how it was recovered.


“This immersive story of the Mona Lisa's creation, theft and explosion into fame is captivating from the first page to the last,” said 2024 Committee Chair Joyce R. Laiosa.

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