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Blue Balliett - Author

About the Author

From my years of being a mom and a teacher, I’ve discovered that kids really do learn best when they are tackling ‘real-world’ problems, issues that don’t necessarily have an easy answer and that also concern adults. That idea is at the heart of this book.

 

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Pieces and Players

Pieces and Players

Author: Blue Balliett Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2015

When thirteen extremely valuable pieces of art are been stolen from one of the most secretive museums in the world, and five kids are drawn in to solve the mystery. (Runtime 8 hours, 31 min)

Hold Fast

Hold Fast

Author: Blue Balliett Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2013

Where is Early's father? He's not the kind of father who you think would disappear. But he's gone. And he's left a whole lot of trouble behind. (Runtime 7 hours, 44 min)

Danger Box

Danger Box

Author: Blue Balliett Format: eBook Release Date: 01/09/2010

A boy in a small town who has a different way of seeing. A mischievous girl who won't stay in one place. A mysterious notebook. A fire. A stranger. A death. These are some of the things you'll find within The Danger Box. (Runtime 5 hours, 50 min)

Calder Game

Calder Game

Author: Blue Balliett Format: eBook Release Date: 24/06/2008

Two Calders are missing. One is a sculpture. One is a boy.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 toward it. Both the boy and the sculpture seem to be out of place . . . and then, on the same night, they disappear!Calders friends Petra and Tommy must fly to England to help his father find him. But this mystery has more twists and turns than a Calder mobile caught in a fierce wind . . . with more at stake than first meets the eye.As she did in her bestselling Chasing Vermeer and The Wright 3, Blue Balliett has created an amazing novel that makes readers observe keenly, feel deeply, and see the world around them in a new and brilliant way. From the Compact Disc edition.

The Wright Three

The Wright Three

Author: Blue Balliett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2007

Supersleuths Petra, Calder and Tommy have an exciting new school project - saving a famous building from demolition. But there's much more to the Robie House than bricks, glass and history - eerie voices, dark shadows, a moving roof, and inexplicable accidents ...In no time the young trio are caught up in a petrifying search for ghosts, lost treasure, and a coded message from the architect Frank Lloyd Wright. In a tangled mystery where life and art intermingle with death and danger, can they keep their wits about them and escape with their lives?

Chasing Vermeer

Chasing Vermeer

Author: Blue Balliett Format: eBook Release Date: 27/06/2006

When a book of unexplainable occurrences brings Petra Andalee and 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, 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 left even the FBI baffled?From the Package edition.

Wright Three

Wright Three

Author: Blue Balliett Format: eBook Release Date: 27/06/2006

In this intricate, magnificently imagined sequel to Blue Balliett's international bestseller, Chasing Vermeer, supersleuths Petra and Calder, along with Calder's old friend, Tommy, are cryptically drawn into another art mysterythis time involving a Frank Lloyd Wright architectural masterpiece, the Robie House.When the kids' sixth-grade class attempts to save the Hyde Park landmark from demolition, eerie events are reported: voices float out from within, shadows shift behind the art-glass windows, even the roof moves! Suddenly, a well-meaning art restoration project turns into a frightening search for ghosts, hidden treasure, and a coded message left behind by Wright. In this tangled web where life and art intermingle with death and danger, can the kids pursue justice and escape with their lives?

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