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The Wright 3 by Blue Balliett

The Wright 3 (original 2006; edition 2006)

by Blue Balliett, Brett Helquist (Illustrator)

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Title:The Wright 3
Authors:Blue Balliett
Other authors:Brett Helquist (Illustrator)
Info:New York : Scholastic Press, 2006.
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Tags:children's, fiction

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Calder, Petra, and Tommy are trying to save a famous house, built by Frank Lloyd Wright, from demolition. Mysteries about the house abound: Is the house moving? Is it speaking to them? What is the shadow in the upper window? Yet the biggest challenge to solving these mysteries lies amongst the three kids themselves: Petra and Tommy must find a way to get along. They will only have all the pieces to the puzzle if they can work as a team. I really liked this book, especially the ending. It was suspenseful and gripping! I recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of Blue Balliett's writing. ( )
  ejstev0202 | Oct 11, 2015 |
This book would be good to use when talking about landmarks and students answering their own questions. It would be good for students who are interested in architecture and mysteries. ( )
  Kate_Schulte078 | May 4, 2015 |
I have to say, in this series the level of pseudoscience and happenstance that leads to their more brilliant conclusions always irks me, but the story is still interesting and I learn from the characters about art. I think the portrayal of Miss Hussey is a bit flighty, but the curriculum is interesting. I like the notion behind the whole student-centered classroom, but I also see pitfalls in that Miss Hussey seems to use it as a chance to get on a soapbox about her issues and drag the kids into it whether they are on her side or not. I get so tired of the pentominoes that Calder is always trying to divine clues out of. Maybe I'm just a hard science guy, but the whole premise of his contribution seems absurd. Good mysteries, poorly solved. ( )
  matthewbloome | May 19, 2013 |
set in Hyde Park
  FKarr | Apr 6, 2013 |
Very good but I hate to say it, the book was a little over my head. ( )
  akmargie | Apr 4, 2013 |
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"Fool that I am!"
said the Invisible Man,
striking the table smartly.
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For my mother, Betsy, who understands both carp and dragons B.B.
For my mother, Colleen B.H.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0439693683, Paperback)

From the New York Times-bestselling team behind Chasing Vermeer comes another thought-provoking art mystery featuring Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie house--now in After Words paperback!

Spring semester at the Lab School in Hyde Park finds Petra and Calder drawn into another mystery when unexplainable accidents and ghostly happenings throw a spotlight on Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House, and it's up to the two junior sleuths to piece together the clues. Stir in the return of Calder's friend Tommy (which creates a tense triangle), H.G. Wells's The Invisible Man, 3-D pentominoes, and the hunt for a coded message left behind by Wright, and the kids become tangled in a dangerous web in which life and art intermingle with death, deception, and surprise.

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In the midst of a series of unexplained accidents and mysterious coincidences, sixth-graders Calder, Petra, and Tommy lead their classmates in an attempt to keep Frank Lloyd Wright's famous Robie House from being demolished.

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