The Wright 3 by Blue Balliett

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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.
 

About Blue Balliett

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Blue Balliett was born in New York City in 1955. She received a degree in art history from Brown University. After graduating, she moved to Nantucket Island, Massachusetts and wrote two books of ghost stories. She eventually moved to Chicago and taught third grade at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools. Her first children's book, Chasing Vermeer, won the 2005 Edgar Award in the Best Juvenile category. Her other works include The Wright 3 (2006), The Calder Game (2008), and The Danger Box (2010). Brett Helquist's celebrated art has graced books from th Brett Helquist's celebrated art has graced books from th Brett Helquist's celebrated art has graced books from the charming Roger, The Jolly Pirate, to the alarming New Yorke charming Roger, The Jolly Pirate, to the alarming New Yorke charming Roger, The Jolly Pirate, to the alarming New York Times bestselling A Series of Unfortunate Events, to the co Times bestselling A Series of Unfortunate Events, to the co Times bestselling A Series of Unfortunate Events, to the cozy E. B. White Read-Aloud Award finalist bedtime for bear. Hzy E. B. White Read-Aloud Award finalist bedtime for bear. Hzy E. B. White Read-Aloud Award finalist bedtime for bear. He lives with his family in Brooklyn, New York. e lives with his family in Brooklyn, New York. e lives with his family in Brooklyn, New York.
 
Published December 1, 2012 by Scholastic Paperbacks. 354 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Arts & Photography, Horror. Fiction

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While the class’s spirited campaign to save the building ends with the school year, the passionately curious Petra and Calder press on, abetted by Calder’s good friend Tommy, just back from a traumatic year away.

Mar 15 2006 | Read Full Review of The Wright 3

Publishers Weekly

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But the class does wonder if it's "murder" for the university to demolish a 1910 Frank Lloyd Wright house it owns, and sell off the pieces to different museums (an author's note reports that the real Robie House was almost demolished twice, and that pieces of Wright houses reside in museums the w...

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The New York Times

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THERE is a lot going on in "The Wright 3," Blue Balliett's sequel to "Chasing Vermeer," her deservedly successful 2004 art mystery for young readers.

May 14 2006 | Read Full Review of The Wright 3

Common Sense Media

But there's more going on at Robie House than meets the eye: strange lights, worker injuries, hidden codes, and a house that may have a mind of its own bring the trio together to solve the mystery and save the house.

Apr 03 2006 | Read Full Review of The Wright 3

KidsReads

In THE WRIGHT 3, those kids --- Petra and Calder --- have returned and are joined by Calder's old friend Tommy, who was living in New York City during the previous novel's action.

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