Robbery File: The Museum Heist

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Bearport Pub., Jul 31, 2007 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
Children put on their detective hats as they learn how investigators solved one of the most famous thefts in the world. In the early hours of December 7, 2002, thieves broke in to the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. They stole two paintings worth $3 million. Luckily, the robbers left behind clues! Children will be amazed to learn how investigators used forensic techniques, such as fingerprint matching, DNA analysis, and phone tapping, to find the hidden clues and catch the robbers. Robbery File is written in a narrative nonfiction format that is intended to grab kids' attention and engage struggling readers. Fact Files on each spread provide a close-up look at the criminal evidence and forensic techniques that were used to solve the crime.

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Amanda Howard has worked as an English language teacher, teacher educator, lecturer and coordinator for institutions and universities both in the Middle East and the UK and has extensive experience with both undergraduate and postgraduate students. She researches and writes in the areas of teacher evaluation, observation and feedback in educational settings, language teaching pedagogy and Young Learner education.

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