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.
This report prepared by Sandra Calhoune