|aChasing Vermeer 3 : The Calder game /|cby Blue Balliett ; illustrated by Brett Helquist.
|aThe Calder game
|aNew York :|bScholastic Inc.,|c2009, c2008.
|a379 p. :|bill., map ;|c20 cm.
|aChasing Vermeer ;|v
|a"Apple signature" -- t.p.
|a"Includes After Words bonus features"--Cover.
|aOriginally published in hardcover: New York : Scholastic, 2008.
|a"First Scholastic printing, September 2009"--T.p. verso.
|a"Includes After Words bonus interview, information, and interactivity inside"--Page 4 of cover.
|aWhen seventh-grader Calder Pillay disappears from a remote English village--along with an Alexander Calder sculpture to which he has felt strangely drawn--his friends Petra and Tommy fly from Chicago to help his father find him.
When Calder Pillay travels with his father to a remote village in England, he finds a mix of mazes and mystery . . . including an unexpected Alexander Calder sculpture in the town square. Calder is strangely drawn to the sculpture, while other people have less-than-friendly feelings towards it. Both the boy and the sculpture seem to be out of place . . . and then, on the same night, they disappear! Calder's friends Petra and Tommy must fly out to help his father find him. But this mystery has more twists and turns than a Calder mobile . . . with more at stake than first meets the eye.
Blue Balliett is the author of several bestselling, acclaimed mystery novels, including 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 www.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.