"Nancy KunhardtLodge's science fiction and fantasy novel for children, MonaLisa's Ghost, is a beautifully written, imaginative and action-packedadventure story that just happens to have one of the most intriguing young heroesI've come across -- and I'm thrilled to see that she's a girl. I would nothesitate to recommend it to anyone who enjoys thought-provoking andmind-expanding science fiction adventure tales. Mona Lisa's Ghost is mosthighly recommended." Readers' Favorite
From the Author
Nancy: I wanted to write a good mystery, funny and poignant, that enlighten without appearing to teach, so that people come away with a deeper understanding of who Leonardo was and what he intended when he painted the Mona Lisa. In addition, the message is trying looking beyond the surface of people and things, as Leonardo looked beyond Lisa's physiognomy. He saw into her soul. Lucy judged Melissa because she looked frail and girly.
In fact, as she finds out, Melissa is training to be an expert, possibly Olympic swimmer. Wilbur's Orbital Bells warned Lucy twice about the approach of a fraud and both times she ignored them. In the end, I think I did convey what Leonardo wanted to achieve in the Mona Lisa and what Wilbur was trying to teach Lucy.