Chasing Vermeer

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-05-01
  • Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks

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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?

Author Biography

Blue Balliett grew up in New York City. She has always loved museums, always loved mysteries, and always loved hearing about things that can't be explained in the usual ways. Blue studied art history at Brown University. She and her family live in Chicago, Illinois, where, before becoming a full-time writer, she taught at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools Brett Helquist grew up in Utah and Arizona with his six sisters. As kids, they didn't visit many museums. He says his love of art came from all the comic books he read

Table of Contents

About Pentominoes and About This Storyp. xi
About the Artwork: A Challenge to the Readerp. xiii
Three Deliveriesp. 1
The Letter is Deadp. 6
Lost in the Artp. 18
Picasso's Liep. 35
Worms, Snakes, and Periwinklesp. 43
The Geographer's Boxp. 50
The Man on the Wallp. 61
A Halloween Surprisep. 76
The Blue Onesp. 81
Inside the Puzzlep. 90
Nightmarep. 99
Tea at Fourp. 112
X the Expertsp. 127
Flashing Lightsp. 134
Murder and Hot Chocolatep. 144
A Morning in the Darkp. 154
What Happens Now?p. 167
A Bad Fallp. 174
The Shock on the Stairsp. 188
A Maniacp. 198
Looking and Seeingp. 205
Twelvesp. 214
Help!p. 226
The Piecesp. 236
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