The Danger Box

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Scholastic Inc., 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 306 pages
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A sight-impaired boy in a small town.
A mischievous girl who won't stay in one place.
A mysterious notebook belonging to a world-famous scientist.
A fire.
A stranger.
A death.

These are the contents of The Danger Box, a spellbinding new mystery from Blue Balliett. History, mystery, and science all collide as a small boy in a small town becomes part of something much, much bigger than himself.


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User Review  - KimJD - LibraryThing

From September 2010 SLJ: Gr 5–8—Balliett's latest mystery explores the intricacies of scientific discovery. Wealthy Mr. Zip has arranged for a priceless treasure, stolen years ago, to be delivered to ... Read full review

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User Review  - altonamiddle - LibraryThing

The Danger Box Balliett, Blue AR Quiz #138721 EN FICTION IL: MG - BL: 5.0 - AR Points 7.0 AR Quiz Types: RP Okay, I encourage everyone to read this book. I can't find anything that keeps me from ... Read full review


The Game Begins 1
Purple and No 15
Deeps 29
Issue Three 53
Issue Four 62
Issue Five 71
Issue Six 82
Brain Boy Meets Firecracker Girl 113
Issue Twelve 198
Issue Thirteen 205
Issue Fourteen 215
Bait 222
A Hole in the Screen 229
Issue Fifteen 238
Issue Sixteen 244
Issue Eighteen 264

Issue Seven 119
Issue Eight 131
Issue Nine 149
Issue Ten 164
Issue Eleven 181
Something Sneaky 272
Issue Nineteen 278
Zoomys Letter 286
An Invitation 296

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About the author (2010)

Blue Balliett's 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 twenty-eight countries. Balliett still writes in her laundry room, assisted by her twenty-pound cat. She lives with her family in Chicago, Illinois. For more information about Blue Balliett, visit

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