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When 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 invalua. I finished reading this to my 9 year old last night then poked around here on Goodreads assessing what reader response had been when the book was originally publishedI was surprised by how many reviewers didn t like this book or couldn t finish it Believe me I understand the issues readers had with plot points Yes the plot does unravel somewhat at the end Yes the bad guy here was a stretch of the imagination and too many sloppy bits were thrown in at the end I m never a fan of not getting your story straight before you commit it to print However when it comes to criticizing this book as a DaVinci Code for kids Hmmmm Whether you liked The DaVinci Code or hated it you must admit it was a success It was incredibly readable I practically ate my copy and it made people think about things for a long time after they closed the cover So in regard to that I say so what if it s like a DaVinci Code for kids Is that a bad thing or an incredibly good thingThis book had my daughter scouring through art books all over our house She has been 9 for less than a week and she had copies of Vermeer paintings lined up on the floor before her hunting for clues She also broke out a little notebook and started making connections all around her She wondered at coincidences and even asked for her own set of pentominoesWeak plot points or not the characters were uirky and cute and it s hard to criticize a book that inspired our child to want a return trip to the Art Institute of Chicago The Mage (Foxcraft, Book 3) reading this to my 9 year old last night then poked around here on Goodreads assessing what Illustrated Workbook for Self-Therapy for Your Inner Critic reader Earthfall (Homecoming, response had been when the book was originally publishedI was surprised by how many A Daddy for Christmas reviewers didn t like this book or couldn t finish it Believe me I understand the issues Banned in Britain readers had with plot points Yes the plot does unravel somewhat at the end Yes the bad guy here was a stretch of the imagination and too many sloppy bits were thrown in at the end I m never a fan of not getting your story straight before you commit it to print However when it comes to criticizing this book as a DaVinci Code for kids Hmmmm Whether you liked The DaVinci Code or hated it you must admit it was a success It was incredibly Hour of the Beast readable I practically ate my copy and it made people think about things for a long time after they closed the cover So in Dictionary Of Dreams regard to that I say so what if it s like a DaVinci Code for kids Is that a bad thing or an incredibly good thingThis book had my daughter scouring through art books all over our house She has been 9 for less than a week and she had copies of Vermeer paintings lined up on the floor before her hunting for clues She also broke out a little notebook and started making connections all around her She wondered at coincidences and even asked for her own set of pentominoesWeak plot points or not the characters were uirky and cute and it s hard to criticize a book that inspired our child to want a The Love of a Latino return trip to the Art Institute of Chicago

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Chasing Vermeer

Re 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 left even the FBI baffl. This book was a lot of fun to read It reminded me a little of a Da Vinci code for younger minds only in some ways this book was a lot trickier Throughout there is a pentomino code and another hidden code which I never tried to decipher although I saw the clues Codes aren t my thing But I was still pulling out a notebook to decrypt the letters going between two friends in certain chaptersI think this is a really original and uniue book that looks at things in all sorts of ways ways we might usually not The range of topics covered is somewhat broad but they flow together and while in some cases the thinking behind it all seems highly advanced at the same time younger people tend to be much open to crazy and wild ideas than some of their learned counterparts who know betterIf you like mysteries puzzles or art definitely give this book a readThis is one of the books I ve most enjoyed in the past few years I ve never read anything uite like it and it has a bit of something for everyone Mystery puzzles codes excitement The idea of an elementary class unraveling an injustice that far outlives them is just greatThe basic story revolves around Vermeer s paintings how many he did in his life and how many were correctly attributed Something you d think was above the heads of grade school kids but their class is anything but usual Tremors of Fury (The Days of Ash and Fury read It How Julian and Nigel Turned Each Other Gay (Inadvertently), or So They Both Claim reminded me a little of a Da Vinci code for younger minds only in some ways this book was a lot trickier Throughout there is a pentomino code and another hidden code which I never tried to decipher although I saw the clues Codes aren t my thing But I was still pulling out a notebook to decrypt the letters going between two friends in certain chaptersI think this is a The Mage (Foxcraft, Book 3) really original and uniue book that looks at things in all sorts of ways ways we might usually not The Illustrated Workbook for Self-Therapy for Your Inner Critic range of topics covered is somewhat broad but they flow together and while in some cases the thinking behind it all seems highly advanced at the same time younger people tend to be much open to crazy and wild ideas than some of their learned counterparts who know betterIf you like mysteries puzzles or art definitely give this book a Earthfall (Homecoming, readThis is one of the books I ve most enjoyed in the past few years I ve never A Daddy for Christmas read anything uite like it and it has a bit of something for everyone Mystery puzzles codes excitement The idea of an elementary class unraveling an injustice that far outlives them is just greatThe basic story Banned in Britain revolves around Vermeer s paintings how many he did in his life and how many were correctly attributed Something you d think was above the heads of grade school kids but their class is anything but usual

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Ble Vermeer painting disappears Before they know it the two find themselves at the center of an international art scandal where no one neighbors parents teachers is spared from suspicion As Petra and Calder a. I loved parts of this book and disliked other parts so there you are the epilogue ending is particularly bad in that I don t know how to work all this into the plot so here this is what happened kind of way The there s no such thing as coincidence stuff would have been way overdone in any other book but I understand that that was one of the author s main points here still I wasn t convinced And the art history reads as coming straight from the author s Brown BA at least twenty years ago very old fashioned to the book s detriment This just isn t the way people think about art history now and the book would have been enriched by going into the paintings at a deeper level I kept waiting for the big it doesn t matter whether Vermeer painted it payoff and the idea that Vermeer would want to be redeemed by people agreeing that he didn t paint those lesser paintings really annoyed meOn the other hand there are moments of actual suspense the codes are enjoyable and it s definitely an intelligent book


10 thoughts on “Chasing Vermeer

  1. says:

    A Da Vinci Code for tweens NewsweekThis is only one of the uoted praises lumped on Chasing Vermeer and proudly emblazoned on its back

  2. says:

    Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett was given to me by a friend because it was similar to From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs Basil E Frankweiler As I'd read that and liked it I was eager to read this I've recently become interested

  3. says:

    I finished reading this to my 9 year old last night then poked around here on Goodreads assessing what reader response had been when the book was originally publishedI was surprised by how many reviewers didn't like this book or couldn't finish it Believe me I understand the issues readers had with plot points Yes the plot does unravel somewhat at the end Yes the bad guy here was a stretch of the imagination an

  4. says:

    This book may very well be the worst book I have ever read in my entire life Why? Let me break it down for you There's a painting It gets stolen Lucky for the art museum of Chicago three fifth graders have a plan to get it back So if you'd ever read the last three chapters of flat stanely you have read this entire book First of all I generally hate mystery books anyway which is most likely a prime factor of my hatred for this b

  5. says:

    I loved parts of this book and disliked other parts so there you are; the epilogue ending is particularly bad in that I don't know how to work all this into the plot so here this is what happened kind of way The there's no such thing as coincidence stuff would have been way overdone in any other book but I understand th

  6. says:

    Another YA purchase from Green Apple books and to be honest a disappointment This is a new ish book published in 2004 and while I had never read it before I had high hopes I had read reviews that said it was clever it has expert illustrations by Brett Heluist Lemony Snicket’s illustrator and the inside flap lead me to believe it was a pu

  7. says:

    There is much to admire in this book but unfortunately uite a bit to dislike as well The story of two kids who solve a mystery will encourage young readers to uestion authority think outside the box and look for interesting connections in the world around them All good things right? Unfortunately there is a whole lot of potential

  8. says:

    An unexpected find that I really enjoyed Both the story and illustrations were great Will be continuing the serie

  9. says:

    This book was a lot of fun to read It reminded me a little of a Da Vinci code for younger minds only in some ways this book was a lot trickier Throughout there is a pentomino code and another hidden code which I never trie

  10. says:

    Usually when I read finish reading a childrens book I didn't enjoy I ask myself whether or not I would have enjoyed it 13 years ago Sometimes my answer to me is yes and sometimes it is no but even with the nos I can imagine some hyp

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