Individual Author Record
Name: Blue BallietPen Name: None Genre: Born: 1955 in New York City Sites:
Illinois ConnectionBalliett lives in Chicago's Hyde Park.
Biographical and Professional InformationBalliett taught third grade at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools before becoming a full-time writer. She is the author of the award-winning children's novel ''Chasing Vermeer'' of which, Warner Brothers has acquired the film rights. Balliett has also published two books of Nantucket ghost stories. Her books have been published in 34 languages.
Titles At Your Library
Chasing Vermeer (Scholastic Gold)
ISBN: 0439372976 Scholastic Paperbacks. 2005
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?
The Wright 3
ISBN: 0439693683 Scholastic Paperbacks. 2007
From the New York Times-bestselling team behind Chasing Vermeer comes another thought-provoking art mystery featuring Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie house--now in After Words paperback!
Spring semester at the Lab School in Hyde Park finds Petra and Calder drawn into another mystery when unexplainable accidents and ghostly happenings throw a spotlight on Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House, and it's up to the two junior sleuths to piece together the clues. Stir in the return of Calder's friend Tommy (which creates a tense triangle), H.G. Wells's The Invisible Man, 3-D pentominoes, and the hunt for a coded message left behind by Wright, and the kids become tangled in a dangerous web in which life and art intermingle with death, deception, and surprise.
ISBN: 0439852072 Scholastic Press. 2008 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 others in the village have less-than-friendly feelings toward it. Both the boy and the sculpture seem out of place...and then they dissapear!!!!
Calder's friends Petra and Tommy must fly to England to help Calder's father find him. But this mystery has more twists and turns than a calder mobile caught in a fierce wind-with more at stake that meets the eye.