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Chasing Vermeer

Author: Blue Balliett; Brett Helquist
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2004.
Series: Chasing Vermeer, 1.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
When strange and seemingly unrelated events start to happen and a precious Vermeer painting disappears, eleven-year-olds Petra and Calder combine their talents to solve an international art scandal. First book in the series featuring art sleuth friends Calder and Petra.

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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery stories
Mystery and detective stories
Mystery fiction
Detective and mystery fiction
Juvenile works
Young adult works
Juvenile literature
Juvenile fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Balliett, Blue, 1955-
Chasing Vermeer.
New York : Scholastic Press, 2004
Named Person: Johannes Vermeer; Johannes Vermeer; Johannes Vermeer; Johannes Vermeer
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school, Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Blue Balliett; Brett Helquist
ISBN: 0439372941 9780439372947 0439703182 9780439703185 0439372976 9780439372978 1415542228 9781415542224 0439856221 9780439856225 9781484484685 1484484681 0439799279 9780439799270
OCLC Number: 51172514
Awards: A Junior Library Guild selection.
Target Audience: Middle School.; 770
Description: 254 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Contents: Three deliveries --
The letter is dead --
Lost in the art --
Picasso's lie --
Worms, snakes, and periwinkles --
The geographer's box --
The man on the wall --
A halloween surprise --
The blue ones --
Inside the puzzle --Nightmare --
Tea at four --
X the experts --
Flashing lights --
Murder and hot chocolate --
A morning in the dark --
What happens now? --
A bad fall --
The shock on the stairs --
A maniac --
Looking and seeing --
Twelves --
Help! --
The pieces.
Series Title: Chasing Vermeer, 1.
Responsibility: by Blue Balliett ; illustrated by Brett Helquist.
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I Loved it!

by ecdaisygirl (WorldCat user published 2009-06-19) Excellent Permalink

This was a great mystery story full of friendship, puzzles, and coincidences.  Sixth graders, Petra and Calder, are two unlikely friends who come together to sovle an art mystery.  If you like puzzles, this books is for you.  There are codes to decode and patterns to find in the illustrations. ...
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