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Pieces and Players

By Blue Balliett   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545299916 Paperback
320 Pages | 5.27" x 7.57" | Ages 8 to 12

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545299909 Hardcover
320 Pages | 6" x 8.7" | Ages 8 to 12

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545746342 Ebook
320 Pages | Ages 8 to 12

From the New York Times bestselling author of Chasing Vermeer, Blue Balliett, comes an all-new Calder mystery.

THE PIECES

Thirteen extremely valuable pieces of art have been stolen from one of the most secretive museums in the world. A Vermeer has vanished. A Degas has disappeared. And nobody has any idea where they and the other eleven artworks might be . . . or who might have stolen them.

THE PLAYERS

Calder, Petra, and Tommy are no strangers to heists and puzzles. Now they’ve been matched with two new sleuths — Zoomy, a very thin boy with very thick glasses, and Early, a girl who treasures words . . . and has a word or two to say about the missing treasure.

With Pieces and Players, you have all the ingredients for a fantastic mystery from the amazing Blue Balliett.

Raves & reviews:

Praise for Chasing Vermeer

“Balliett is an original . . . Thick with devilish red herrings, this smart, playful story never stops challenging (and exhilarating) the audience.” —Publishers Weekly

“Puzzles, codes, letters, number and wordplay, a bit of danger, a vivid sense of place, and a wealth of quirky characters enrich the exciting, fast-paced story that’s sure to be relished by mystery lovers.” —School Library Journal

Extras:

Discussion Guide: Novels of Blue Balliet