|aChasing Vermeer 1 /|cby Blue Balliett ; illustrated by Brett Helquist.
|aNew York :|bScholastic Inc.,|c2018, c2004.
|a254 p. :|bill., map ;|c20 cm.
|aChasing Vermeer ;|v1
|aOriginally published in hardcover: Scholastic Press, 2004.
|a"Scholastic Gold includes After Words: bonus content, interviews, and interactivity inside"--Page 4 of cover.
|aWhen strange and seemingly unrelated 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. First book in the series featuring art sleuth friends Calder and Petra.
★本書中譯本由小天下出版。 ★本書適讀年齡為9歲以上，Lexile級數770L(約為美國三、四年級學生英文程度)。 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?
知名插畫家，作品出現在雜誌、報紙、繪本與小說。他大學時曾主修工程，後來發現興趣不合，於是休學，並來到台灣，從事教科書插畫工作，之後回到學校，主修插畫。他最出名的作品是美國版「波特萊爾的冒險」系列插畫。 美國《書單》雜誌推崇他在《誰偷了維梅爾？》的表現「超越自我，更提供了互動的解謎樂趣」。 Blue Balliett is the author of several bestselling, acclaimed mystery novels, including Hold Fast, Chasing Vermeer (a Book Sense Book of the Year and an Edgar Award winner), The Wright 3, The Calder Game, and The Danger Box. She writes in the laundry room of her home in Chicago, Illinois, and you can find her online at blueballiettbooks.com.
Brett Helquist was born in Ganado, Arizona, and grew up in Orem, Utah. He entered Brigham Young University as an engineering major, but soon realized this was not the right choice for him. Having decided to take time off from college, he headed to Taiwan where he stumbled into a job illustrating English textbooks, which he enjoyed. There, a friend introduced him to an illustration student, also from Brigham Young University. This introduction inspired Brett to eventually switch majors. After spending a year in Taiwan, he went back to BYU and transferred to the illustration department. In 1993 he received a fine arts degree in illustration.