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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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The Wright 3 by Blue Balliett (2006)


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This was all around fun. Actual mystery which was--for the most part--solved, and peacefully too. There was some fear induced grimacing at the end, but no actual knife-at-the-throat threatening. Clever, more than just a little, I had to scratch my head. I did not get those Pentominoes right away. The characters are very likeable and real. This is what Young Adult is. Interesting and not too bogged down with 'messages'. Yeesh.

You go, Blue! ( )
  knotbox | Jun 10, 2016 |
Narrated by Ellen Reilly. When Chicago's famous Robie House is slated for demolition, Petra, Calder, Tommy and their 6th grade class take up their teacher's injunction to save the house. But there is more going on in the house than imagined. Workers preparing to take down the house are injured on the job and strange lights are seen from within at night. Petra, Calder, and Tommy come across strange clues of their own and one night they take things into their own hands when they sneak into the house.
  Salsabrarian | Feb 2, 2016 |
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.
  lkmuir | Dec 7, 2015 |
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 |
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said the Invisible Man,
striking the table smartly.
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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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