Now that you have had the opportunity to experience some exquisite pieces of art, write a personal reflection. Compare and contrast the paintings you saw, which is your favorite and why, would you enjoy studying art from around the world and why? It will include a cover, Journal pages for individual chapters, a vocabulary page, and reading responses.
Add your rating See all 18 kid reviews. Petra and Calder, classmates at the University of Chicago Lab School, think they may be able to solve the mystery. Petra has found, and then lost again, a related letter, and each of them may be getting supernatural messages about the theft, Petra directly from the Lady in the painting, and Calder from a set of pentominoes.
As they track down clues, their investigations lead them in many directions: No one is what they seem to be, and Petra and Calder don't know whom they can trust. Continue reading Show less Is it any good?
An intellectual challenge wrapped up in a mystery novel -- bright children are going to love this. Blue Balliett's first book is a thinking child's mystery, filled not only with the traditional accoutrements of adult mysteries clues, red herrings, multiple suspects, plot twists, concluding explanationsbut also with secret codes which the reader has to decode to read the whole storymathematical patterns, hidden drawings, art history, and references to the real books of Charles Fort, who wrote in the beginning of the 20th century about unexplained phenomena.
This book will be a challenge even for accomplished young readers -- the author and illustrator encourage poring over it carefully and pausing to think and experiment. If one stretches out the reading too much it's easy to lose track of the myriad details, necessitating rereading.
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Families can also talk about coincidences. Do you believe coincidences have meaning, or are they just a matter of chance?Excerpt from Chasing Vermeer. A Vermeer painting entitled A Lady Writing was stolen this past weekend when in transit between the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and The Art As for the three people who received a letter from me in October, you .
Chasing Vermeer () by Blue Balliett, an American children’s author, follows two Chicago-area teenagers as they fight to recover a stolen, famous painting by .
A Lady Writing a Letter (also known as A Lady Writing; Dutch: Schrijvend meisje) is an oil painting attributed to 17th century Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer. It is believed to have been completed around Chasing Vermeer has 25, ratings and 2, reviews. Joe said: A Da Vinci Code for tweens. This letter threatens them, It so happened that when we reached the point in the story where Vermeer's painting "A Lady Writing" is introduced, we were visiting my mother's home in Northern Virginia/5.
The subject of a woman writing a letter was also addressed by Vermeer in his painting Lady Writing a Letter with Her Maidservant in Dublin that is included in this exhibition. Among the six paintings in the painter's small oeuvre that deal with letter themes, all depict women, but most are represented reading.
"Chasing Vermeer is a puzzle, wrapped in a mystery, disguised as an adventure, and delivered as a work of art." About the Book The mystery begins when three .