The Calder Game

The Calder Game

By Blue Balliett; Brett Helquist (Illustrator)

Scholastic Press, Hardcover, 9780439852074, 379pp.

Publication Date: May 2008


When Calder Pillay travels with his father to a remote village in England, he finds a mix of mazes and mystery . . . including an unexpected Alexander Calder sculpture in the town square.  Calder is strangely drawn to the sculpture, while other people have less-than-friendly feelings towards it.  Both the boy and the sculpture seem to be out of place . . . and then, on the same night, they disappear!  Calder's friends Petra and Tommy must fly out to help his father find him.  But this mystery has more twists and turns than a Calder mobile . . . with more at stake than first meets the eye.

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.