Kids, a mystery for YOU! Have you read “Chasing Vermeer”?

Posted: August 20, 2010 in Uncategorized
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First US edition cover

Cover illustration 2004 by Brett Helquist from CHASING VERMEER by Blue Balliett. Scholastic Inc./Scholastic Press. Reproduced by permission.

If you like to read…

If you like codes…

If you like to solve mysteries…

If you like art….

Read Blue Balliett’s Chasing Vermeer, and come talk about it with other kids.

Southside Branch Library

Thursday, September 16th, 3:30 Book discussion and snacks!

Here’s the description of this awesome mystery: “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 — neighbors, parents, teachers — 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?”

That’s what it says on Scholastic’s webpage for the book. AND the page also has a chunk of the book right there, so you can try reading it and see if you’d like to read the rest. Plus, FAQs from Blue Balliett, who wrote the book, and a slideshow of the illustrations from the book. Brett Helquist did the artwork. Online games, too. Visit their cool website. And read this great book, and plan to spend the afternoon at Southside Library talking about it with other kids? Could YOU have solved the mystery?

If you need to borrow a copy of the book, visit your libraryAsk Your Librarian, or you can call us at Southside at (336) 703-2980.

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