Wright 3

Wright 3

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The Wright 3 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 52 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love this book. It is a great sequel to Chasing Vermeer. Calder, Petra, and this time Tommy, are back again. The old Robie house(built by Frank Lloyd Wright)is being torn down!! Calder is stuck between friends. Tommy and Petra are getting along like cats and dogs, and yes, pentominoes somehow fit in this mess. I recommend this to any reader. Blue Balliett does it again! If you like this book, be sure to get The Calder Game, Chasing Vermeer, and The Danger Box. This is definetly worth five stars. I loved reading this book and anyone including adults should read it.~Etalien
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Twelve-year-old Tommy Segovia has returned to Chicago after a year away, and everything is different. His old house is completely different, and he doesn't live there anymore. His best friend, Calder, seems to have a new best friend, and it's a girl! And, the city wants to tear down Robie House, the historic Frank Lloyd Wright home that has always been a fixture in their neighborhood.

Calder Pillay is torn between his two close friends. He and Tommy have been best friends forever, but he and Petra solved a major mystery and crime together (CHASING VERMEER). They both have great and different talents, and Calder knows that if they could just all work together they could make an amazing team. Maybe even good enough to save Robie House. But it looks like he's going to be stuck in the middle for awhile. If only people could be more like his pentominoes. (Pentominoes are a mathematical tool, a set of twelve shapes of five connected squares. Calder keeps a set in his pocket; they help him think.)

Petra Andalee is a quiet girl who likes her books and writing, and she can't figure out why Tommy dislikes her so much. She and Calder make a good team, and Tommy and Calder make a good team, so where's the problem? She's torn between wanting to prove herself and feeling like she shouldn't have to. Either way, she intends to find a way to save one of Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpieces.

Between Tommy's finding skills, Calder's logic, and Petra's unique analysis, they aren't about to let the house go quietly. Provided they trust each other enough. And the house might have a few things to say about it, too.

There is A LOT going on in this stand alone sequel to CHASING VERMEER.

Obviously there is the relationship between the three main characters, and the attempt to save Robie House. There is some Frank Lloyd Wright history, as well as Robie House-specific history. There is also mathematical figuring, and architectural oddities. There are even hidden pictures inside the illustrations. It also brings up some interesting ideas about the science of art and the art of science. There's so much happening that I almost feel like I need to go through the book a few separate times, looking at it from different angles.

There aren't many young fiction books geared toward a math/science type mind. If you're that type, I think you will really appreciate and enjoy this book. And even if you're not, it's still a good adventure!
wiseowlMN More than 1 year ago
Great book for gifted talented  or STEM programs as it includes problem solving, a famous person role model who is not a sports or Hollywood person, art, math concepts and ideas, and rich discussion possibilities. 
autum67AM More than 1 year ago
i love this because the book very detailed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book ever read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Westing Game is WAY better but this is still a good book. When you finish this series, I highly recomend The Westing Game.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a amazing series 2nd. It has amazing detail and is written by a talented writer. (Blue Balliet). I highly recommend this book and the calder game. Makes more sense when you read the first (chasing vermeer). Then the second ( The wright 3). Then the third ( the calder game). An amazing series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Book 2 in a series, this one deals with a house (which was built by a famous architect and is a piece of art) that is going to be torn down and given to many different museums. The three kids try to stop it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
its a pretty good follow up book
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had to read this book for school In my opinion this book is very boring doesn't make any sense and is not interesting but it's better than the 1rst one
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome book seriously
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading this book on my Nook and it was so amazing I read it in one sitting! It was written for children but I loved it too. The story centers around kids trying to save one of Frank Lloyd Wright's house's-The Robie House in Chicago Illinois. The story is fiction but a lot of facts are part of the story too. The description of the house was wonderful. There mysteries and puzzles to figure out and a great ending. A must read!
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