Miltee: Lost In The Metropolitan Museum
Miltee, a white three-pound, teacup Maltese is separated from his eleven-year old owner Heidi. Through a series of mishaps he ends up in the New York Metropolitan Museum around closing time. he is hungry, lonely tired and scared. A loud boom shakes him, as well as the walls holding pictures. A bolt of lightning penetrates through the skylight causing the gauntlet of an armored statue to fall to the ground magically transporting Miltee into A Gainsborough painting, "Mr. and Mrs. Andrews." All subjects in the painting act aggressively toward Miltee, kicking him out of their world and into new adventuress within the nearby twelve other paintings by grandmasters: Picasso, Ensor, Beckman, Rousseau, Bellows, Runge.and others.Learning survival skills from their characters matures Miltee. Eventually Miltee emerges in the wet cold night of New York. Brought to the vet hospital by a homeless man is life-saving. Heidi by his bedside with her love Miltee recovers and a bigger surprise emerges to the delight of Heidi and her mother.
- Marshall Stearn, May 2012
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