Robbery File: The Museum Heist
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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