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Chasing Vermeer

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Chasing Vermeer volume 1.
New York : Scholastic Press, 2004.
1st ed.
Physical Desc:
254 pages : ill. ; 22 cm.
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This bewitching first novel is a puzzle, wrapped in a mystery, disguised as an adventure, and delivered as a work of art. Chasing Vermeer joins the Scholastic Gold line, which features award-winning and beloved novels. Includes exclusive bonus content! When a book of unexplainable occurences brings Petra and Calder 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, where no one is spared from suspicion. As Petra and Calder are 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 stumped even the FBI?
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When seemingly unrelated and strange events start to happen and a precious Vermeer painting disappears, eleven-year-olds Petra and Calder combine their talents to solve an international art scandal.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Balliett, B., & Helquist, B. (2004). Chasing Vermeer. New York: Scholastic Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Balliett, Blue, 1955- and Brett, Helquist. 2004. Chasing Vermeer. New York: Scholastic Press.

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Balliett, Blue, 1955- and Brett, Helquist, Chasing Vermeer. New York: Scholastic Press, 2004.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Balliett, Blue, and Brett Helquist. Chasing Vermeer. New York: Scholastic Press, 2004. Print.

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