Three mysterious letters are received by three different people. "Tell no one or your life will be in danger," each warned after asking their help in solving a centuries-old crime.
Calder and Petra step into this real-life mystery, getting tangled in a deepening web of coincidences, questions, suspicions, and puzzles after an invaluable Vermeer painting disappears. Will their eccentric teacher be able to guide the class to construct a new understanding of Vermeer's work? Will Calder find any answers in his set of pentominoes? Can YOU solve Calder's puzzles? Will the Lady in the picture speak to Petra? Will you be able to break the code in Brett Helquist's illustrations? Grab your pencil and your detective notebook before you get started--you don't want to get lost in the tangle!
Research Links for Chasing Vermeer
Vermeer: A Mystery within a Mystery
than Rectangles Pentominoes
Woman with a Water Pitcher
Class at the Opera
Literary Connections: Other Mysteries and Art Connections
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Masterpiece by Elise Broach
Dark Stairs by Betsy
Mysterious Matter of I. M. Fine. by Diane
Christopher Mouse, The Tale of a Small Traveler.
by Diane Stanley
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