The Calder Game

Paperback | April 1, 2010

byBlue BalliettIllustratorBrett Helquist

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A spellbinding mystery from the bestselling author of Chasing Vermeer!

Two Calders are missing. One is a sculpture. One is a boy.

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 others in the village have less-than-friendly feelings toward it. Both the boy and the sculpture seem to be out of place...and then they disappear!

Calder's friends Petra and Tommy must fly to England to help Calder's father find him. But this mystery has more twists and turns than a Calder mobile in the wind-with more at stake than first meets the eye.

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A spellbinding mystery from the bestselling author of Chasing Vermeer! Two Calders are missing. One is a sculpture. One is a boy. 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...

Blue Balliett's Chasing Vermeer was a Book Sense Book of the Year and an Edgar Award winner, and was followed by The Wright 3, which Kirkus Reviews called "another tour de force blending art, math, philosophy, history, and literature." She lives in Hyde Park, Illinois. Brett Gelquist is the illustrator of the bestselling Series of U...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 7.58 × 5.27 × 0.8 inPublished:April 1, 2010Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0439852080

ISBN - 13:9780439852081

Appropriate for ages: 9

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Praise for The Calder Game "Balliett doesn't shirk from putting her characters in danger, but what's fascinating is how she weaves in the kids' attraction to puzzles, words, and found objects as she moves them through literal and figurative mazes. 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