Chasing Vermeer

Chasing Vermeer

By Blue Balliett; Brett Helquist (Illustrator)

Scholastic Paperbacks, Paperback, 9780439372978, 254pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2005

Description

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?



About the Author
Blue Balliett grew up in New York City and graduated from Brown University. In addition to her collections of ghost stories, she is also the author of the New York Times best-selling young adult novel, Chasing Vermeer (Scholastic Press, 2004). She lives in Chicago.

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