Monday, June 14, 2004
Another new book: Chasing Vermeer
Update: Chasing Vermeer has been named to the 2005-2006 Texas Bluebonnet Reading list.
I have just finished reading Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett, illustrated by Brett Helquist. Brett Helquist does the illustrations for the Lemony Snicket Series of Unfortunate Events books.
What a fun mystery. It has secret codes, mathematical puzzles (pentominoes), a dash of art history and great characters. There is even a coded message/puzzle in the Bret Helquist illustrations. I thought I knew how to decode it but apparently my interpretation is wrong. I do not want to look up the answer on the Scholastic website yet. Readers who enjoyed The Mysterious Matter of I. M. Fine by Diane Stanley, 2002, will be happy to have a new and interesting mystery to read.
A very enjoyable read for boys and girls.
Posted by Camille at 1:04 AM