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Petra Andalee and Calder Pillay are both in Ms. Hussey's sixth grade class. When they strike up an unlikely friendship they discover they have a lot more in common that their age (11) and their deep appreciation for their sixth grade teacher. For starters they both love art, museums and blue M & M's. When a thief steals a pricey Vermeer painting en route to Chicago, Petra and Calder team up to solve the mystery and recover the painting. As the thief leaves clues in the local newspaper, Petra and Calder use all their resources before the painting is destroyed as the thief has indicated. With the help of a set of a mysterious book about unexplained phenomena, Calder and Petra race against the clock to chase down the painting and catch a thief.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   upbeat Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Kids:    -   solving crimes (scooby doooo!) Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Age 11-14 Age group of kid(s) in story:    -   grade school

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a kid Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Arab


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   9 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   Chicago

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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