Chasing Vermeer (Scholastic Gold)

Chasing Vermeer (Scholastic Gold)

by Blue Balliett, Brett Helquist

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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?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545541015
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 12/01/2012
Sold by: Scholastic, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 129,366
File size: 67 MB
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Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author


Blue Balliett is the author of several bestselling, acclaimed mystery novels, including 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 www.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.

Read an Excerpt

When a book of unexplainable occurrences brings Petra Andalee & Calder Pillay together, strange things start to happen: seemingly unrelated events connect, an eccentric old woman seeks their company and an invaluable Vermeer painting disappears. Before they know it, the two find themselves at the center of an international art scandal. As Petra and Calder are drawn clue by clue into a mysterious labyrinth they must draw on their powers of intuition, their skills at problem solving, and their knowledge of Vermeer. Can they decipher a crime that has left even the FBI baffled?

Table of Contents

About Pentominoes and About This Storyxi
About the Artwork: A Challenge to the Readerxiii
Chapter 1Three Deliveries1
Chapter 2The Letter is Dead6
Chapter 3Lost in the Art18
Chapter 4Picasso's Lie35
Chapter 5Worms, Snakes, and Periwinkles43
Chapter 6The Geographer's Box50
Chapter 7The Man on the Wall61
Chapter 8A Halloween Surprise76
Chapter 9The Blue Ones81
Chapter 10Inside the Puzzle90
Chapter 11Nightmare99
Chapter 12Tea at Four112
Chapter 13X the Experts127
Chapter 14Flashing Lights134
Chapter 15Murder and Hot Chocolate144
Chapter 16A Morning in the Dark154
Chapter 17What Happens Now?167
Chapter 18A Bad Fall174
Chapter 19The Shock on the Stairs188
Chapter 20A Maniac198
Chapter 21Looking and Seeing205
Chapter 22Twelves214
Chapter 23Help!226
Chapter 24The Pieces236

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