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Chasing Vermeer

Written by Blue Balliett & illustrated by Brett Helquist
Published by Scholastic
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What's Chasing Vermeer About

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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?

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Who Wrote Chasing Vermeer

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Blue Balliett

Blue Balliett is the author of several bestselling, acclaimed mystery novels, including <i>Hold Fast</i>, <i>Chasing Vermeer</i> (a Book Sense Book of the Year and an Edgar Award winner), <i>The Wright 3</i>, <i>The Calder Game</i>, and <i>The Danger Box</i>. She writes in the laundry room of her home in Chicago, Illinois, and you can find her online at blueballiettbooks.com.<br></br><br></br>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.

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Who Illustrated Chasing Vermeer

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Brett Helquist

<p>Brett Helquist’s celebrated art has graced books from the charming <em>Bedtime for Bear</em>, which he also wrote, to the <em>New York Times</em>-bestselling <em>A Series of Unfortunate Events</em> by Lemony Snicket to the glorious picture book adaptation of Charles Dickens’s <em>A Christmas Carol</em>. He lives with his family in Brooklyn, New York.</p>

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780439372978
Publication Date:
May 1, 2005
WorldCat Number (OCLC):
824108461
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0439372976
Lexile® Level:
770L
ATOS® Book Level:
5.4
Accelerated Reader® Points:
6.0
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
78186
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
MG

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