Illustrated by Brett HelquistWhen 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 invaluable Vermeer painting disappears. Blue Balliett's bewitching first novel is a puzzle, wrapped in a mystery, disguised as an adventure, and delivered as a work of art.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - aarchamb - LibraryThing
Looking for a good book for younger children with high reading levels? This might be a winner! No zombies, death, vampires or blood! Follow Petra and Calder as they try and unravel mysterious clues ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - TimGordon - LibraryThing
This book could be an independent read by a 5th-grade class to introduce geometry. The use of the pentominoes throughout the book inspires the use of these tools to teach shapes. Students would be ... Read full review