The "ART DETECTIVES" series
Adventurous detective stories inside the world of artworks
Can the works of art become alive? What about the possibility to step into a
painting and experience the depicted story? What are the secrets that
the artists have hidden in their paintings?
The "Art Detectives" books invite you behind the scenes of the art world, full of adventures and mysteries. The series features the young detectives Theo and Button and their sausage-dog Comma, who investigate the hidden secrets of works by some of the best-known Latvian artists.
Six titles have been published in the "Art Detectives" series - "The
Missing Monkey", "The Invisible Man", "The Arrival of a Stranger", "The
Mask", "The Last King" and "The Untitled". In all six books, Theo and Button go on the
greatest chase in the history of the art world, meeting famous Latvian artists (Janis Rozentāls, Niklāvs Strunke, etc) or artists that have roots in Latvian territory (Mark Rothko).
Publisher: Neputns; Illustrator: Elina Braslina.
Browse for more information HERE (Latvian)
Veronika Viļuma "Step into a painting — book series "Art Detectives"" // Internet magazine FOLD [ENG]
About childrens books series Art Detectives by Luīze Pastore // Baltica Libri [IT]
The Jānis Baltvilks Award in Children’s Literature goes to Luīze Pastore // Neputns homepage [ENG]
(for English subtitles, please, watch on Youtube)
A la recherche du singe perdu. Translated by Nicolas Auzanneau. Editions courtes et longues, 2018. / FR