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10 thoughts on “Chasing Vermeer

  1. says:

    A Da Vinci Code for tweens NewsweekThis is only one of the uoted praises lumped on Chasing Vermeer and proudly emblazoned on its back cover It is probably the most apropos uote because it hinges almost entirely on the readers' familiarity with and reaction to Dan Brown's novelIf you found Da Vinci Code boring trite melod

  2. says:

    Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett was given to me by a friend because it was similar to From the Mixed Up Files of

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    I finished reading this to my 9 year old last night then poked around here on Goodreads assessing what reader response had been when the book was originally publishedI was surprised by how many reviewers didn't like this book or couldn't finish it Believe me I understand the issues readers had with plot points Yes the plot does unravel somew

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    This book may very well be the worst book I have ever read in my entire life Why Let me break it down for you There's a painting It gets stolen Lucky for the art museum of Chicago three fifth graders have a plan to get it back So i

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    I loved parts of this book and disliked other parts so there you are; the epilogue ending is particularly bad in that I don't know how to work all this into the plot so here this is what happened kind of way The there's no such thing as coincidence stuff would have been way overdone in any other book but I understand th

  6. says:

    Another YA purchase from Green Apple books and to be honest a disappointment This is a new ish book published in 2004 and while I had

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    There is much to admire in this book but unfortunately uite a bit to dislike as well The story of two kids who solve a mystery will encourage young readers to uestion authority think outside the box and look for interesting connections in the world around them All good things right Unfortunately there is a whole lot of potential problems with the kind of philosophy this book advocates A belief in parapsychology is a dan

  8. says:

    An unexpected find that I really enjoyed Both the story and illustrations were great Will be continuing the series 🐸

  9. says:

    This book was a lot of fun to read It reminded me a little of a Da Vinci code for younger minds only in some ways this book was a lot trickier Throughout there is a pentomino code and another hidden code which I never tried to decipher although I saw the clues Codes aren't my thing But I was still pulling out a notebook to decrypt the letters going between two friends in certain chaptersI think this is a really origin

  10. says:

    Usually when I read finish reading a childrens book I didn't enjoy I ask myself whether or not I would have enjoyed it 13 years ago Sometimes my answer to me is yes and sometimes it is no but even with the nos I can imagine some hypothetical audience of child enjoying a bookWith this one I can't imagine any demographic Even gifted kids wil

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Chasing Vermeer

When a book of unexplainable occurrences brings Petra Andalee and Calder Pillay together strange things start to happen seemingly unrelated events connect an eccentric old woman seeks their company and an invalua I finished reading this to my 9 year old last night then poked around here on Goodreads assessing what reader response had been when the book was originally publishedI was surprised by how many reviewers didn t like this book or couldn t finish it Believe me I understand the issues readers had with plot points Yes the plot does unravel somewhat at the end Yes the bad guy here was a stretch of the imagination and too many sloppy bits were thrown in at the end I m never a fan of not getting your story straight before you commit it to print However when it comes to criticizing this book as a DaVinci Code for kids Hmmmm Whether you liked The DaVinci Code or hated it you must admit it was a success It was incredibly readable I practically ate my copy and it made people think about things for a long time after they closed the cover So in regard to that I say so what if it s like a DaVinci Code for kids Is that a bad thing or an incredibly good thingThis book had my daughter scouring through art books all over our house She has been 9 for less than a week and she had copies of Vermeer paintings lined up on the floor before her hunting for clues She also broke out a little notebook and started making connections all around her She wondered at coincidences and even asked for her own set of pentominoesWeak plot points or not the characters were uirky and cute and it s hard to criticize a book that inspired our child to want a return trip to the Art Institute of Chicago

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Re 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 left even the FBI baffl An unexpected find that I really enjoyed Both the story and illustrations were great Will be continuing the series Electing Judges unexpected find that I really enjoyed Both the story and illustrations were great Will be continuing the series

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Ble Vermeer painting disappears Before they know it the two find themselves at the center of an international art scandal where no one neighbors parents teachers is spared from suspicion As Petra and Calder a Another YA purchase from Green Apple books and to be honest a disappointment This is a new ish book published in 2004 and while I had never read it before I had high hopes I had read reviews that said it was clever it has expert illustrations by Brett Heluist Lemony Snicket s illustrator and the inside flap lead me to believe it was a puzzle tale in the same vein as The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin Chasing Vermeer is not a terrible book but it didn t live up to my expectationsIt tells the story of two outcast sixth graders Petra and Calder who come together and ultimately solve a mystery about a missing Vermeer painting I loved the characters the leads seemed like real nerdy slightly unpopular students and the supporting characters were ok if a bit clich d from earlier books Also the writing had some beautifully lyrical passages that I really enjoyed The fault I had was with the mystery Half of the book seemed like a solvable puzzle with clues for the reader even clues built into the illustrations The other half turned on mystical coincidences and psychic connections In short the book seemed to want to have it both ways and thus left me unsatisfied The psychic mystical parts were actually uite nice dreamy and philosophical but they didn t mesh with the everyday realness of the characters The mystery once solved was not an Aha but rather a huh a cobbled together explanation that was unsatisfying Too many red herrings not enough clues and unsolvable I think if one wasn t getting secret psychic messages I would read another book by Ms Balliett she has a real gift for characterization and a way with words but I would hope that next time she is sharp in her thematics and plotting Otter Chaos! (Otter Chaos up to my expectationsIt tells the story of two outcast sixth graders Petra and Calder who come together and The Illusionists ultimately solve a mystery about a missing Vermeer painting I loved the characters the leads seemed like real nerdy slightly O Último Testamento (Maggie Costello, unpopular students and the supporting characters were ok if a bit clich d from earlier books Also the writing had some beautifully lyrical passages that I really enjoyed The fault I had was with the mystery Half of the book seemed like a solvable puzzle with clues for the reader even clues built into the illustrations The other half turned on mystical coincidences and psychic connections In short the book seemed to want to have it both ways and thus left me One for My Baby unsatisfied The psychic mystical parts were actually Paragon Walk (Charlotte & Thomas Pitt, uite nice dreamy and philosophical but they didn t mesh with the everyday realness of the characters The mystery once solved was not an Aha but rather a huh a cobbled together explanation that was We unsatisfying Too many red herrings not enough clues and The Moon Platoon (Space Runners, unsolvable I think if one wasn t getting secret psychic messages I would read another book by Ms Balliett she has a real gift for characterization and a way with words but I would hope that next time she is sharp in her thematics and plotting

  • Hardcover
  • 254
  • Chasing Vermeer
  • Blue Balliett
  • English
  • 23 April 2019
  • 9780439372947

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