Can 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 Publishers Neputns together with the author of books for children, Luīze Pastore, and artist Elīna Brasliņa, invites you behind the scenes of the art world, full of adventures and mysteries.
The series of books „Art Detectives” features the small detectives Theo and Button, who investigate hidden secrets of artworks of the most well-known Latvian artists.
The plot of this book develops as the two detectives pursue the small monkey who has suddenly disappeared from the 1913 painting by Janis Rozentāls "Princess with a Monkey". In a miraculous way Theo and Button get into the world of the painting where in the result of exciting experiences they find out, who the princess and her little playmate are.
The book has been published in French (A la recherche du singe perdu. Editions courtes et longues, 2018).