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  • Hardcover
  • 254
  • Chasing Vermeer
  • Blue Balliett
  • English
  • 07 October 2018
  • 9780439372947

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Blue Balliett à 2 Characters Download ó PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free à Blue Balliett 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

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Blue Balliett à 2 Characters Download ó PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free à Blue Balliett 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

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Blue Balliett à 2 Characters Download ó PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free à Blue Balliett 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. Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett was given to me by a friend because it was similar to From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs Basil E Frankweiler As I d read that and liked it I was eager to read this I ve recently become interested in Vermeer so that added to my motivationThere are some things I liked about the book There are two protagonists who are both perceived as nerds but they are initially interesting and rather likeable Their names by the way were carefully chosen by Balliett as references to art and architecture There s an art theft and a crusty but eventually sympathetic old lady The author also tells us uite a lot about the life and work of a famous maker of old pictures and if as a result young readers become interested in a kind of art that they might not otherwise have considered worth their notice well that s a good thing If it shows them that teachers and other adults are real people with weaknesses and foibles rather than mere authority figures to be feared and avoided that s a good thing too The book especially at first has a lot of promise But sadly for me it does not deliver on that promise Why Well there were some things that just irritated me to no end One of the morals of the story is that even though things may seem unimportant or unrelated there is no such thing as coincidence and we should be open minded enough to see unexpected relationships between things On paper this sounds fine But in the story it leads to the overuse of intuition and the merely random as a means to provide clues We are not in Hogwarts here and yet Calder constantly consults a set of pentominoes as if they are runes or tarot cards his method is to look at the letter he pulls out of his pocket think of a word that starts with that letter and then try to use that word as a guide to conduct Petra on the other hand has a psychic connection with a woman in a Vermeer painting who encourages and guides her At one point they try to derive clues from a series of random words uttered by the crusty but sympathetic old lady More hints are seen everywhere to the point where they seem to crawl almost literally out of the woodwork Again I really wanted to like this book And if this were a Harry Potter novel it might fly But in this fictional universe Blue s Clues are just silly L'Identité ve recently become interested in Vermeer so that added to my motivationThere are some things I liked about the book There are two protagonists who are both perceived as nerds but they are initially interesting and rather likeable Their names by the way were carefully chosen by Balliett as references to art and architecture There s an art theft and a crusty but eventually sympathetic old lady The author also tells us uite a lot about the life and work of a famous maker of old pictures and if as a result young readers become interested in a kind of art that they might not otherwise have considered worth their notice well that s a good thing If it shows them that teachers and other adults are real people with weaknesses and foibles rather than mere authority figures to be feared and avoided that s a good thing too The book especially at first has a lot of promise But sadly for me it does not deliver on that promise Why Well there were some things that just irritated me to no end One of the morals of the story is that even though things may seem unimportant or unrelated there is no such thing as coincidence and we should be open minded enough to see unexpected relationships between things On paper this sounds fine But in the story it leads to the overuse of intuition and the merely random as a means to provide clues We are not in Hogwarts here and yet Calder constantly consults a set of pentominoes as if they are runes or tarot cards his method is to look at the letter he pulls out of his pocket think of a word that starts with that letter and then try to use that word as a guide to conduct Petra on the other hand has a psychic connection with a woman in a Vermeer painting who encourages and guides her At one point they try to derive clues from a series of random words uttered by the crusty but sympathetic old lady More hints are seen everywhere to the point where they seem to crawl almost literally out of the woodwork Again I really wanted to like this book And if this were a Harry Potter novel it might fly But in this fictional universe Blue s Clues are just silly