The Calder Game

Hardcover | May 1, 2008

byBlue BalliettIllustratorBrett Helquist

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When Calder Pillay travels with his father to a remote village in England, he finds a mix of mazes and mystery . . . including an unexpected Alexander Calder sculpture in the town square. Calder is strangely drawn to the sculpture, while other people have less-than-friendly feelings towards it. Both the boy and the sculpture seem to be out of place . . . and then, on the same night, they disappear! Calder's friends Petra and Tommy must fly out to help his father find him. But this mystery has more twists and turns than a Calder mobile . . . with more at stake than first meets the eye.

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When Calder Pillay travels with his father to a remote village in England, he finds a mix of mazes and mystery . . . including an unexpected Alexander Calder sculpture in the town square. Calder is strangely drawn to the sculpture, while other people have less-than-friendly feelings towards it. Both the boy and the sculpture seem to be...

BLUE BALLIETT grew up in New York City, where she often visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum. Blue studied Art History at Brown University. She taught at the University of Chicago Laboratory School before becoming a full time writer. Her first novel, Chasing Vermeer, won over a dozen awards and sold in twent...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 8.52 × 5.67 × 1.24 inPublished:May 1, 2008Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0439852072

ISBN - 13:9780439852074

Appropriate for ages: 9

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Praise for The Calder Game: "As she did in Chasing Vermeer and The Wright 3, Balliett builds intriguing, page-turning puzzles that explore art and the nature of friendship." -Seattle Post-Intelligencer "Fans of Blue Balliett's earlier art-world mysteries- Chasing Vermeer and The Wright 3- will be delighted to know she's back." -Washington Post "Balliett again offers readers new ways to think." -Booklist, starred review "Acclaimed for her sophisticated juggling of art concepts, mystery, philosophy and storytelling, Balliett outdoes herself with this ambitious novel? Motivated readers will treasure this provocative title." -Publishers Weekly, starred review "Fans of the author's previous novels are in for a treat in this latest adventure." -School Library "Balliett successfully combines art history, historical locations, suspense and intrigue into an exciting and mind-spinning mystery filled with clues, puzzles, and more twists and turns than the Blenheim Palace maze. This is Balliett at her best." -School Library Journal, featured as SLJ's "Hot Pick."