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The Calder Game
     

The Calder Game

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by Blue Balliett
 

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This new mystery from bestselling author Blue Balliett is now available in After Words paperback!

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

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This new mystery from bestselling author Blue Balliett is now available in After Words paperback!

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.

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There is no mystery about why visitor Calder Pillay would be so fascinated by the sculpture tucked in the town square of the small English village. After all, Alexander Calder, his namesake, created this impressive piece. Coincidences grow darker, however, when both Calder and the Calder sculpture vanish, sending family and friends Petra and Tommy into an understandable tizzy. This edition to Blue Balliett's aesthetically inclined mysteries will please fans of her Chasing Vermeer and The Wright 3.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780439852081
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
04/01/2010
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
71,343
Product dimensions:
5.36(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.81(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet 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.

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The Calder Game 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Chasing Vermeer (2004) is one of my favorite books. Set in any modern day time, this book is a mystery/adventure, and I recommend it for anyone. It can be a bit slow at times, but it's fast paced for the most part, and has a few easy to solve codes scattered throughout the book. Blue Balliet has done an amazing job writing this book, and I've begun the second book in this series, The Wright 3 (2006). If you take a close look at Bret Helquist's cover art, you'll see the pentominoe peices that make up the room. If you look closely at Mr. Helquist's inside art, you'll notice the occasional pentomino pieces and the frogs in every picture, cleverly hidden. Overall, Chasing Vermeer is well written, clever, and mysterious, with a full cast of characters and plenty of clues left behind by the author. Read Chasing Vermeer, if you haven't already; you'll be surprised. When a series of strange events start up in Calder Pillay's hometown, he teams up with his new friend, Petra Andalee, to solve the crime that has the FBI baffled. They must track down a stolen painting by the famous artist Vermeer. The painting, called The Lady Writing, was stolen while it was being shipped to an art museum in Chicago, to be put on display in an art show. Anyone could be the theif- and it's up to Calder and Petra to find out who he (or she) is. Meanwhile, Calder's friend Tommy Segovia, who's currently living in New York, is trying to solve a mystery of his own. His neighbor, Frog, went missing, and Tommy thinks he was kidnapped. How does the story end? Well, read it and find out! My name's Jenelle, and I enjoy reading books then commenting on them. I'm always open to recommendations, so if anyone has a good book they think I should read, feel free to tell me!
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The book is grea i the great blue baliat
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My teacher is reading it out loud i a wonderful book i am new at my school
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Blue Balliett has made a third book in the Calder series!! In this book, Calder and his dad fly to England for a little father-son bonding time. Sounds innocent, right? Well, no. When they get to England, they find an Alexander Calder sculpture. It's not supposed to be there. Then Calder goes missing with the sculpture!!! Pentominoes are in here too. I recommend this to any reader in fourth grade or up(including adults)to this series. I do have to say though, if you read Chasing Vermeer and The Wright Three first, it makes a whole lot more sense.~Etalien