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DOC [Chasing Vermeer subtraction] ☆ Blue Balliett


  • Hardcover
  • 254
  • Chasing Vermeer
  • Blue Balliett
  • English
  • 14 March 2019
  • 9780439372947

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FREE READ ✓ Chasing Vermeer 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 invalua. A Da Vinci Code for tweens NewsweekThis is only one of the uoted praises lumped on Chasing Vermeer and proudly emblazoned on its back cover It is probably the most apropos uote because it hinges almost entirely on the readers familiarity with and reaction to Dan Brown s novelIf you found Da Vinci Code boring trite melodramatic sophomoric and preposterous you will probably have a similar reaction to Blue Balliett s debut young adult novel Chasing VermeerBalliett has stated that it took her five years to write Vermeer but the central mystery is so lousy and ridiculous it comes across as the product of a very drunken weekend in an art gallery Similar to Brown s trainwreck of a novel Balliett lumps absurd coincidences on top of sleuthing skills that are based less on clues and on silly guessesShe wears all those earrings there s a key a pearl a high heeled shoeCalder was muttering now Key pearl shoe shoe pearl key pearl shoe key heel key pearl key pearl heelHey That sounds like keep her here doesn t it maybe this means she s in Gracie Hall p 155Come on Really Is that what being a detective is like Making goofy connections between unrelated items Sherlock Holmes must be rolling in his literary grave All this would probably be tolerable if the characters were than paper thin sketches of precocious children and erudite villains or if the public reactions to the stolen art weren t so far fetched or if the red herrings weren t so obvious or if the transitions between character narration weren t so jarring Unfortunately the believability is sacrificed at every turnLibrarians sometimes recommend books they haven t read After all we can t read everything but we want kids to read as much as possible Perhaps I should have listened to the 8th grade girl who stomped up to me last May Chasing Vermeer trapped in her fist This book she sneered is beyond boring Her buddy glared at me too It was terrible Mr Prince Terrible Point taken kids Point taken Cheating for the Chicken Man gallery Similar to Brown s trainwreck of a novel Balliett lumps absurd coincidences on top of sleuthing skills that are based less on clues and on silly The Last Runaway guessesShe wears all those earrings there s a key a pearl a high heeled shoeCalder was muttering now Key pearl shoe shoe pearl key pearl shoe key heel key pearl key pearl heelHey That sounds like keep her here doesn t it maybe this means she s in Gracie Hall p 155Come on Really Is that what being a detective is like Making On Tidy Endings goofy connections between unrelated items Sherlock Holmes must be rolling in his literary Flat World Navigation grave All this would probably be tolerable if the characters were than paper thin sketches of precocious children and erudite villains or if the public reactions to the stolen art weren t so far fetched or if the red herrings weren t so obvious or if the transitions between character narration weren t so jarring Unfortunately the believability is sacrificed at every turnLibrarians sometimes recommend books they haven t read After all we can t read everything but we want kids to read as much as possible Perhaps I should have listened to the 8th A House of My Own Stories from My Life grade Under Her Command (The Bosss Pet, #5) girl who stomped up to me last May Chasing Vermeer trapped in her fist This book she sneered is beyond boring Her buddy El Gaucho Martín FierroLa vuelta de Martín Fierro glared at me too It was terrible Mr Prince Terrible Point taken kids Point taken

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FREE READ ✓ Chasing Vermeer Re 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 baffl. This book was a lot of fun to read It reminded me a little of a Da Vinci code for younger minds only in some ways this book was a lot trickier Throughout there is a pentomino code and another hidden code which I never tried to decipher although I saw the clues Codes aren t my thing But I was still pulling out a notebook to decrypt the letters going between two friends in certain chaptersI think this is a really original and uniue book that looks at things in all sorts of ways ways we might usually not The range of topics covered is somewhat broad but they flow together and while in some cases the thinking behind it all seems highly advanced at the same time younger people tend to be much open to crazy and wild ideas than some of their learned counterparts who know betterIf you like mysteries puzzles or art definitely give this book a readThis is one of the books I ve most enjoyed in the past few years I ve never read anything uite like it and it has a bit of something for everyone Mystery puzzles codes excitement The idea of an elementary class unraveling an injustice that far outlives them is just greatThe basic story revolves around Vermeer s paintings how many he did in his life and how many were correctly attributed Something you d think was above the heads of grade school kids but their class is anything but usual The Last Runaway going between two friends in certain chaptersI think this is a really original and uniue book that looks at things in all sorts of ways ways we might usually not The range of topics covered is somewhat broad but they flow together and while in some cases the thinking behind it all seems highly advanced at the same time younger people tend to be much open to crazy and wild ideas than some of their learned counterparts who know betterIf you like mysteries puzzles or art definitely On Tidy Endings give this book a readThis is one of the books I ve most enjoyed in the past few years I ve never read anything uite like it and it has a bit of something for everyone Mystery puzzles codes excitement The idea of an elementary class unraveling an injustice that far outlives them is just Flat World Navigation greatThe basic story revolves around Vermeer s paintings how many he did in his life and how many were correctly attributed Something you d think was above the heads of A House of My Own Stories from My Life grade school kids but their class is anything but usual

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FREE READ ✓ Chasing Vermeer Ble 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 a. This book may very well be the worst book I have ever read in my entire life Why Let me break it down for you There s a painting It gets stolen Lucky for the art museum of Chicago three fifth graders have a plan to get it back So if you d ever read the last three chapters of flat stanely you have read this entire book First of all I generally hate mystery books anyway which is most likely a prime factor of my hatred for this book Secondly I hate mysteries that involve children just adding on to my hatred This entire book includes about five separate mini mysteries within one large mystery so it s like six mysteries which like sextuples my hatred for this book Lastly there was a whole secret language that you need to decode in order to understand parts of he book which was irritating and took me about an hour to decode each paragraph Overall I may just hate this book because of my opinions about mysteries and needing to stop for an hour to understand what just happened mid read Amazingy I forcefed myself this book thinking it would grow on me lime some mysteries have It didn t Oh well I blame the economy Cheating for the Chicken Man gets stolen Lucky for the art museum of Chicago three fifth The Last Runaway graders have a plan to On Tidy Endings get it back So if you d ever read the last three chapters of flat stanely you have read this entire book First of all I Flat World Navigation generally hate mystery books anyway which is most likely a prime factor of my hatred for this book Secondly I hate mysteries that involve children just adding on to my hatred This entire book includes about five separate mini mysteries within one large mystery so it s like six mysteries which like sextuples my hatred for this book Lastly there was a whole secret language that you need to decode in order to understand parts of he book which was irritating and took me about an hour to decode each paragraph Overall I may just hate this book because of my opinions about mysteries and needing to stop for an hour to understand what just happened mid read Amazingy I forcefed myself this book thinking it would A House of My Own Stories from My Life grow on me lime some mysteries have It didn t Oh well I blame the economy