Books Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett and Brett Helquist Paperback, 254 pages, Scholastic Paperbacks, List Price: $6.99 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleChasing VermeerAuthorBlue Balliett and Brett Helquist Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers Book Summary When strange and seemingly unrelated events start to happen and a precious Vermeer painting disappears, eleven-year-olds Petra and Calder combine their talents to solve an international art scandal. Genres: Children's Books Young Adult Mysteries, Thrillers & Crime Fiction Awards and Recognition Edgar Award (2005) Also by Blue Balliett The Wright 3 Facebook Twitter Email NPR stories about Chasing Vermeer Novel Ideas Blue Balliett: Clean Socks and Blue Jeans November 23, 2006 Blue Balliett is the author of two novels for children. Her latest, The Wright 3, is a detective story that takes place in a house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Balliett graduated from Brown University with a degree in art history. She lives with her family and cats in Chicago. 'Day to Day': Summer 2005 Reading List July 6, 2005 Day to Day book editor Karen Grigsby Bates bolsters her on-air summer reading recommendations with this extended list.