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The Calder Game - by Blue Balliett (Paperback)

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  • This new mystery from bestselling author Blue Balliett is now available in After Words paperback!When Calder Pillay travels with his father to a remote village in England, he finds a mix of mazes and mystery . . . including an unexpected Alexander Calder sculpture in the town square.
  • 9-12 Years
  • 7.56" x 5.36" Paperback
  • 416 Pages
  • Juvenile Fiction, Mysteries & Detective Stories

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About the Book



Two Calders are missing. One is a sculpture, the other is a boy. With this spellbinding mystery, the bestselling author of "Chasing Veneer" has created an amazing novel that makes readers observe keenly, feel deeply, and see things around them in a brilliant new way. Includes an After Words bonus feature.



Book Synopsis



This new mystery from bestselling author Blue Balliett is now available in After Words paperback!

When Calder Pillay travels with his father to a remote village in England, he finds a mix of mazes and mystery . . . including an unexpected Alexander Calder sculpture in the town square. Calder is strangely drawn to the sculpture, while other people have less-than-friendly feelings towards it. Both the boy and the sculpture seem to be out of place . . . and then, on the same night, they disappear! Calder's friends Petra and Tommy must fly out to help his father find him. But this mystery has more twists and turns than a Calder mobile . . . with more at stake than first meets the eye.



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Praise for The Calder Game

"Balliett doesn't shirk from putting her characters in danger, but what's fascinating is how she weaves in the kids' attraction to puzzles, words, and found objects as she moves them through literal and figurative mazes. Balliett again offers readers new ways to think." -- Booklist, starred review

"Acclaimed for her sophisticated juggling of art concepts, mystery, philosophy and storytelling, Balliett outdoes herself with this ambitious novel.... Motivated readers will treasure this provocative title." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review




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): 7.56 Inches (H) x 5.36 Inches (W) x .81 Inches (D)
Weight: .69 Pounds
Suggested Age: 9-12 Years
Number of Pages: 416
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Mysteries & Detective Stories
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks
Format: Paperback
Author: Blue Balliett
Language: English
Street Date: April 1, 2010
TCIN: 12148414
UPC: 9780439852081
Item Number (DPCI): 248-38-9717
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.81 inches length x 5.36 inches width x 7.56 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.69 pounds
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