Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett; 1 edition; First published in ; DAISY for print-disabled Download ebook for print-disabled (DAISY). When strange and seemingly unrelated events start to happen and a precious Vermeer painting disappears, eleven-year-olds Petra and Calder combine their. This bewitching first novel is a puzzle, wrapped in a mystery, disguised as an adventure, and delivered as a work of art. When a book of unexplainable occurences brings Petra and Calder together, strange things start to happen: Seemingly unrelated events connect; an eccentric old.
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Really good book!!! If you have a chance, definatley read this lil book! There are too many other explanations than a crazy one crazy being they actually fell from the sky. Between the space this theme of the story took up and the overall juvenile content, this book wasn't for me. However, I can't fault Ms. Balliett for writing for her intended audience. These are just the kind of themes and thoughts that young readers would enjoy ruminating over. Some literature transcends age and some doesn't.
There are some good things in this book that I will definitely take more time to think about. I think it was an excellent idea to invite Brett Helquist to illustrate this book. He did an excellent job of inviting art into the book.
His section in the "After Words" is especially informative. The "After Words" section itself was a stroke of genius. What a great idea!! I wish all books came with similar sections. There is just one final question that was not adequately resolved. I went through the illustrations, decoded the hidden message, and now I'm not sure exactly what it means.
There is the most basic explanation given in the final pages of the book, but if there is something more, please let me know.
Last but not least, I want my own pentominoes. Jun 26, Patrick rated it it was ok Shelves: This book is OK. It's not really trying to be the Da Vinci Code for kids, but the movement in recent years with "smart" protagonists is definitely represented here. The two protagonists are very likable and I was interested in the glowingly positive representation of the Chicago School constructivist education model. The problem here is a common one in YA, but magnified in this book I think.
The kids are too curious and diligent.
I can believe the overly brave, adventurous kids in most YA more than I can believe in all these kids reading thick books and articles by themselves about obscure topics their teacher leads them to. And then the two philosophize about the meaning of of love, life, "What is art?
Maybe I'm too cynical about America's youth, but I just don't see it. And then the plot point where the general public rouses from their apathy and gets excited about Vermeer's art and the attribution of possible forgeries--I buy that even less. But I liked the story and many of the characters and would give it an average 3 stars if it weren't for the random mysticalness thrown in too.
The boy gets messages from his pentominoes and two characters literally talk with the missing painting in their minds so clearly that they can write down her words.
Not to mention a looong, wordy conclusion. So an OK book that falls short of its potential in my opinion. Oh yea, one more complaint. I think the code breaking is clever and enjoyed looking at the code in the pictures although I didn't bother solving it.
I just wasn't going to spend the time to write those out letter for letter and just gleaned what I could from the kids' comments after. I bet some kids would love it, but I bet most just skip it like I did. View all 3 comments.
Feb 20, Emily Peed rated it liked it. Chasing Vermeer is this boy, Calder Pillay, and a girl, Petra Andalee who have an unusual friendship. They become friends because of all the strange coincidences that happen when doing a project for their teacher, Mrs. It starts with Calder's favorite piece of art is a painting by Johannes Vermeer and Petra daydreams about a Vermeer painting. She also finds a book, Lo! She turns out to Chasing Vermeer is this boy, Calder Pillay, and a girl, Petra Andalee who have an unusual friendship.
She turns out to be the original owner of that book. Calder's and Petra's love for mystery and anything unusual create a great friendship. Three people recieve a letter asking for their help to solve a mystery. This is the painting Petra daydreams about. The theif submits a letter to the newspaper saying that some of Vermeer's earlier and later work were not done by him. That these paintings must be identified and then he will return the paintings.
Petra and Calder start solving the mystery. Sharpe and Mrs. Hussey were two of the three people who recieved the letters at the beginning of the book. Petra and Calder find where the theif is hiding the painting. They are able to escape but the theif dies of a heart attack. The third recipient of the letter was Mr.
Petra and Calder solved the mystery because of a class assignment. I thought the book was good. The author's words just flowed off the page. It is a great book to get kids thinking about how different things are connected. The book encourages students to look at art and experience it. The author uses codes, not only to add dimension to a character but to get the readers to interact with the story.
They have to decrypt a coded letter in order to read it. This book was well written and a joy to read. Feb 29, Connie Strong rated it really liked it. Chasing Vermeer, by Blue Balliet and Illustrated by Brett Hellquist,is a fascinating mystery novel that continually draws readers in. In this respect it is a very interactive novel. For starters the two main characters, Calder Pillay and Petra Andalee, are perceived to be extremely geeky.
Their quirks have an appeal that readers cannot help but like. Calder and Chasing Vermeer, by Blue Balliet and Illustrated by Brett Hellquist,is a fascinating mystery novel that continually draws readers in. Calder and Petra overhear that a Vermeer painting has been stolen. A letter came out in the local newspaper from the thief who stole the painting saying it would give it back under certain circumstances.
Since they are both interested in his works, the two six graders go out and start trying to solve the mystery. They eventually in the end solve the mystery of a stolen painting "A Lady Writing" by the famous Johannes Vermeer. The two new friends team up together and break codes in newspapers and finally end up saving the painting. The thief is found out to be Xavier Glitts.
He was found dead by the police after he had a heart attack. I found this book to not only be extremely interesting to grade school children, but also very educational. For one, as the students read along they try and solve the mystery along with Calder and Petra. Readers are continually learning more about Vermeer than they realize. Also, students learn good team work skills and can model them after the friendship of Calder and Petra.
Children also can develop their problem solving skills by reading this novel. As a teacher, I would try and develop a lesson for my students that used some of the same codes used in the novel.
This would be a very exciting lesson for children, but also would be helpful to assist them in the reading of the novel. It would also allow them to apply what they learned in the class to the novel. Aug 09, Bethany rated it liked it Shelves: I might have enjoyed this more had I not had its predecessors in the forefront of my brain.
And the back rather made it sound like a mystery that could have been written by Ellen Raskin. So, with those two things in mind, this book could be nothing but a disappointment. Well, perhaps 'disappointment' is the wrong word, I might have enjoyed this more had I not had its predecessors in the forefront of my brain.
Well, perhaps 'disappointment' is the wrong word, though it certainly lacked the brilliance and humour I wanted it to have. That is not to say it was unenjoyable! I did enjoy it. I was especially amused by all the coincidences, because coincidences do happen all the time. Obviously, they don't happen in such unbelievably copious amounts as they do in this book, but they do happen scarily often.
And I could name other such coincidental scenarios whose frequency can be quite startling! Also, it did pique my interest in Vermeer. I want to research him now Feb 25, Katelan Mccullum rated it really liked it Shelves: Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett is such an intriguing book for young adult readers!
I absolutely love mystery books and this one kept me on my toes! I found myself unable to put it down wanting to know what would happen next. I must say that the end was not what I expected. This book could be pinned as a spin off of the Da Vinci Code and the characters, Petra Andalee and Calder Pillay really bring the story to life. This book will relate well to children who feel as though they get caught in st Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett is such an intriguing book for young adult readers!
This book will relate well to children who feel as though they get caught in sticky situations or children who love to take on the role of being a spy. This is also an excellent book to introduce for an art lesson. Students could reasearch different artists from around the world and compare and contrast their specific works of art.
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You could then have students create their own paintings, pick a student to hide one of them, and then have the class try and piece together the clues. There are not very many illustrations in this book, thus this is definitely a text for more advanced readers.
However, I also feel that the lack of illustrations allows the readers to create the images all their own, thus allowing imaginations to soar.
This is definitely a book I would use in my future classroom. Jan 21, Kara rated it liked it. Interestingly enough, for all the love this book gets, it basically sucks. The mystery hinges almost entirely on unimaginable coincidences and hunches, which is pretty weak.
Even pre-teens deserve better than this.
And unlike the DaVinci Code, to which it is strangely compared in a blurb, it drags and the adult characters are unidentifiable and bleed together.
Now, with all that said, I've never yet had a more enjoyable time reading a book with a group of twelve-year-olds. The kids were totally e Interestingly enough, for all the love this book gets, it basically sucks. The kids were totally engaged and loved solving the simple puzzles and hung on the corny suspense.
They looked forward to reading it each day and talked about it after class with one another. They were enthralled. Their enthusiasm led to wonderful, dense lessons and we learned a lot about art and the Hyde Park neighborhood in Chicago.
The book provoked in the kids something you rarely get out of teaching lit to middle-schoolers: I can't wait to teach this crappy book again next semester, and have been recommending all the sequels to the kids.
Strange how it all works. Oct 23, Megan rated it liked it Shelves: I liked the kids, the way they were nerdy and both from interesting racial backgrounds, and the way the authority figures were all fallable and the kids genuinely cared about them. I also liked the way art - history and interpretation - was handled, because art wasn't a subject discussed very much for me in school besides making clay pots and drawing in art class.
But the central mystery fell very flat for me. Feb 02, Maria rated it liked it. La inceput, cartea mi-a placut mult. Foarte mult. Chiar ma gandisem sa ii dau 5 stelute. Avea logica, mister si intriga si ma facea sa imi storc creierii.
Dar pe parcurs au inceput sa apara prambureli despre vise magice, comunicari tablou-copchii si niste coincidente care tineau de ei insisi, nu de caz in sine. De asemenea, speram ca hotul sa nu fie doar un alt ingamfat, iubitor de banet, ci chiar un fel de super erou al artei. Ar fi fost mult mai interesant un idealist, cu principii, dar care fa La inceput, cartea mi-a placut mult. Ar fi fost mult mai interesant un idealist, cu principii, dar care face lucrurile intr-un mod nu prea dragut.
Sunt usor dezamagita de final, dar cartea in sine a fost interesanta. O recomand! Dec 21, Paige rated it it was amazing. I loved Chasing Vermeer!!! It has lots of art history and mystery.
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I really like mystery books, and this is a great and mysterious book. You have so many characters and events, that you have lots of different suspicions. I actually had nothing to read, and so my mom texted my violin teacher because I was going to a violin lesson, and she suggested Chasing Vermeer.
She said that she knew I would love it, and I definitely did. I would suggest this book to anyone looking for a good mystery book tha I loved Chasing Vermeer!!! I would suggest this book to anyone looking for a good mystery book that you can sit back and relax with. Thanks Sister Toller for recommending this for me!!!!! One star for Hyde Park as a character as Hanna so perfectly said, and one star for the laugh I had when one of the details of Ida Noyes Dell was that stinky garbage smell that always comes out of the east grates.
The rest just read so non-sensically convenient even if that was the point? But HP love! Chasing Vermeer: Artist, Caillebotte 3 8 Nov 19, October Chasing Vermeer 19 31 Oct 31, Readers Also Enjoyed. Young Adult.
About Blue Balliett. Blue Balliett. I was born in New York City and grew up playing in Central Park, getting my share of scraped knees, and riding many public buses and subways. By the time I was a teenager, I sometimes stopped at the Metropolitan Museum of Art or the Frick Museum after school, just to wander and look and think.
The Met has five Vermeer paintings and the Frick three, so Vermeer and I have been friends for many years I was born in New York City and grew up playing in Central Park, getting my share of scraped knees, and riding many public buses and subways. The Met has five Vermeer paintings and the Frick three, so Vermeer and I have been friends for many years. After studying art history in college, I moved to Nantucket Island, in Massachusetts, in order to write.
I surprised myself by writing two books of ghost stories, stories collected by interviewing people. My husband and I met and were married on Nantucket, lived there year-round for another 10 years, and had our two children there. When our kids started school, we moved to Chicago. I began teaching 3rd grade at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools.
One year my class and I decided to figure out what art was about.