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Grades 4 - 8Grades 3 - 6n/a5.468695
From the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of CHASING VERMEER, THE WRIGHT 3, and HOLD FAST

THE PIECES
Thirteen extremely valuable pieces of art have been stolen from one of the most secretive museums in the world. A Vermeer has vanished. A Degas has disappeared. And nobody has any idea where they and the other eleven artworks might be . . . or who might have stolen them.

THE PLAYERS
Calder, Petra, and Tommy are no strangers to heists and puzzles. Now they've been matched with two new sleuths -- Zoomy, a very thin boy with very thick glasses, and Early, a girl who treasures words . . . and has a word or two to say about the missing treasure.

The kids have been drawn in by the very mysterious Mrs. Sharpe, who may be playing her own kind of game with the clues. And it's not just Mrs. Sharpe who's acting suspiciously -- there's a ghost who mingles with the guards in the museum, a cat who acts like a spy, and bystanders in black jackets who keep popping up.

With pieces and players, you have all the ingredients for a fantastic mystery from the amazing Blue Balliett.
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published on March 31, 2015 by Scholastic Press
ISBN-10: 054529990X
ISBN-13: 9780545299909
2 Book Reviews
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  • legolover2008
    legolover2008Monday, January 6, 2020 at 5:04 pm33 stars
    Meh.... had trouble getting into it. Usually like love books like this (“The Van Gogh Deception” In particular), but I struggled with this one. Oh well....
    • samfarkle
      samfarkleThursday, May 14, 2015 at 2:22 pm55 stars
      we talk about this book in class it look very good. i love art heist books.i have a theory about this story about the author.she is weird save the best for last i want to say