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The Calder Game: Chasing Vermeer Series, Book 3
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Chasing Vermeer volume 3.
Published:
Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group 2008
Accelerated Reader:
IL: MG - BL: 5.8 - AR Pts: 8
Lexile measure:
830L
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Description
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.
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Format:
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Edition:
Unabridged
Street Date:
06/10/2008
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780739368039
Accelerated Reader:
MG
Level 5.8, 8 Points
Lexile measure:
830
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Blue Balliett. (2008). The Calder Game: Chasing Vermeer Series, Book 3. Unabridged Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group.

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Blue Balliett. 2008. The Calder Game: Chasing Vermeer Series, Book 3. Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group.

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Blue Balliett, The Calder Game: Chasing Vermeer Series, Book 3. Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, 2008.

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Blue Balliett. The Calder Game: Chasing Vermeer Series, Book 3. Unabridged Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, 2008.

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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.
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        Acclaimed for her sophisticated juggling of art concepts, mystery, philosophy and storytelling, Balliett (Chasing Vermeer
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