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Chasing Vermeer (Paperback) (Blue Balliett)

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This bewitching first novel is a puzzle, wrapped in a mystery, disguised as an adventure, and delivered as a work of art.When a book of unexplainable occurences brings Petra and Calder together, strange things start to happen: Seemingly unrelated events connect; an eccentric old woman seeks their company; an invaluable Vermeer painting disappears. Before they know it, the two find themselves at the center of an international art scandal, where no one is spared from suspicion. As Petra and Calder are drawn clue by clue into a mysterious labyrinth, they must draw on their powers of intuition, their problem solving skills, and their knowledge of Vermeer. Can they decipher a crime that has stumped even the FBI?
When a book of unexplainable occurences brings Petra and Calder together, strange things start to happen: Seemingly unrelated events connect; an eccentric old woman seeks their company; an invaluable Vermeer painting disappears. Before they know it, the two find themselves at the center of an international art scandal, where no one is spared from suspicion. As Petra and Calder are drawn clue by clue into a mysterious labyrinth, they must draw on their powers of intuition, their problem solving skills, and their knowledge of Vermeer. Can they decipher a crime that has stumped even the FBI?

Number of Pages: 254
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Art
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: Blue Balliett
Language: English
Street Date: May 1, 2005
TCIN: 12716232
UPC: 9780439372978
Item Number (DPCI): 248-49-0197
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The book Chasing Vermeer sounds like it might be very exciting but I thought it was actually a pointless story. There were several things that looked like cluses but were just red herrings. If you do read the book be aware that it will go really slow and if you read it get comfy because it will take...see moreof the reviewer's review
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