chasing vermeer by blue balliett
Calder uses a set of puzzle pieces named pentominoes and uses them to solve the mystery of the vermeer painting.They use blue m&m's to symbolize a clue or coinsedence.Even though they are kids they can still solve a mystery and they are very smart because they found all the clues even when the police couldn't and wasn't really doing a lot to help get the lady back to the museum
kids opinions do matter and kids can do as much as adults can do.
petra is a 6th grader and in mrs.hussey's classroom she is very smart and had a dream about a painting and she helps solve the mystery of the missing painting she keeps finding coinsedences in the book and she keeps track of them in her notebook. calder and petra are in the same class and calder is petras neighbor too.
calder is a 6th grader in mrs.hussey's class and he uses a set of pentominoes which were a early present for his birthday and he pulls them out of his coat to help with the mystery.calder is in the same class as petra and she is his neighbor too.
mrs.hussey is the 6th grade teacher of calder and petra she doesn't teach the same way that other teachers would and she wants their students to be creative.She gave them homework of pick a object and say why it is art to you.She is one of the 3 people to receive a mysterious letter about the painting.once she learns about the letter she gets very scared about her saftey