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The Calder Game by Blue Balliett
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really liked it
bookshelves: kidlit, mystery

I vaguely remember not being all that thrilled with Balliett's second book, The Wright 3, but The Calder Game is delightfully full of mystery and suspense, incorporating her familiar themes of art, language, and numbers. I love how Balliett introduces artists and thier work to young readers. I get excited about whomever she's writing about, so hopefully the kids will too.

Balliett takes the action to England, where Calder and his dad are traveling on a business trip. With Calder out of the threesome, Tommy and Petra struggle to get along without him as the common denominator. When Calder disappears, the two, and Mrs. Sharpe, travel to England to help Calder's dad find him.

Definitely worth checking out, this third volume will be released in May.
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Reading Progress

Started Reading
March 14, 2008 – Shelved
March 14, 2008 – Shelved as: kidlit
March 14, 2008 – Finished Reading
April 17, 2009 – Shelved as: mystery

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