Chasing Vermeer
Chasing Vermeer
Chasing Vermeer
Brett Helquist, Blue Balliett
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 occurances brings Petra Andalee & Calder Pillay together, strange things start to happen: seemingly unrelated events connect, an eccentric old woman seeks their company, & an invaluable Vermeer painting disappears. Before they know it, the two find themselves at the center of an international art scandal. As Petra & Calder are drawn clue by clue into a mysterious labyrinth they must draw on their powers of intuition, their skills at problem solving, and their knowledge of Vermeer. Can they decipher a crime that has left even the FBI baffled?

Book Details


  • Mystery

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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The book, Chasing Vermeer is about two kids, Petra and Calder, who save a valuable painting. They start having dreams and coincidences that have to do with painter Johannes Vermeer's paintings. One of his paintings is stolen and the thief promises to return it if the public can figure out which Vermeers are real and which are fake. The thief, said to be an art scholar, thought that since almost nothing was known about Vermeers life, someone could have painted and put Vermeers name on it. But nothing is what it seems, and to see what I mean, read the book.

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