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Chasing Vermeer (Scholastic Gold) - by Blue Balliett (Paperback)

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Highlights

  • This bewitching first novel is a puzzle, wrapped in a mystery, disguised as an adventure, and delivered as a work of art.Chasing Vermeer joins the Scholastic Gold line, which features award-winning and beloved novels.
  • Sunshine State Young Reader's Award (Grades 6-8) 2006 4th Winner, Keystone to Reading Book Award (Intermediate) 2006 4th Winner
  • 9-12 Years
  • 7.59" x 5.32" Paperback
  • 304 Pages
  • Juvenile Fiction, Mysteries & Detective Stories

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About the Book



When a book of unexplainable occurences brings Petra and Calder together, strange things start to happen. Before they know it, the two find themselves at the center of an international art scandal. Can they decipher a crime that has stumped even the FBI?



Book Synopsis



This bewitching first novel is a puzzle, wrapped in a mystery, disguised as an adventure, and delivered as a work of art.

Chasing Vermeer joins the Scholastic Gold line, which features award-winning and beloved novels. Includes exclusive bonus content!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?



About the Author



Blue Balliett is the author of several bestselling, acclaimed mystery novels, including Hold Fast, Chasing Vermeer (a Book Sense Book of the Year and an Edgar Award winner), The Wright 3, The Calder Game, and The Danger Box. She writes in the laundry room of her home in Chicago, Illinois, and you can find her online at blueballiettbooks.com.
Brett Helquist was born in Ganado, Arizona, and grew up in Orem, Utah. He entered Brigham Young University as an engineering major, but soon realized this was not the right choice for him. Having decided to take time off from college, he headed to Taiwan where he stumbled into a job illustrating English textbooks, which he enjoyed. There, a friend introduced him to an illustration student, also from Brigham Young University. This introduction inspired Brett to eventually switch majors. After spending a year in Taiwan, he went back to BYU and transferred to the illustration department. In 1993 he received a fine arts degree in illustration.
Dimensions (Overall): 7.59 Inches (H) x 5.32 Inches (W) x .61 Inches (D)
Weight: .45 Pounds
Suggested Age: 9-12 Years
Number of Pages: 304
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Mysteries & Detective Stories
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks
Format: Paperback
Author: Blue Balliett
Language: English
Street Date: May 1, 2005
TCIN: 12716232
UPC: 9780439372978
Item Number (DPCI): 248-49-0197
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.61 inches length x 5.32 inches width x 7.59 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.45 pounds
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2 out of 5 stars
Unknown - 8 years ago
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 a long time to read it. Petra and Calder are on a wild goose chase to find a picture. Will they find it? I would recommend this book to ages 8-15 .
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