The Calder Game Discussion Guide So when Calder gets the chance to visit England, Petra and Tommy are both envious. Blue Balliett does a good job at placing historical facts in a suspense.Some great parts are learning who some famous artists and learning about math tools.

The Calder Game was pretty good though, so I still have faith that eventually she will put all her talent together and produce something far beyond what Chasing Vermeer even was.

The Calder game: Home; Characterization; Conflict; Plot; Theme; pLOT: Plot: Exposition: Calder, Petra, and Tommy are on a field trip to an Alexander Calder mobile exhibit in Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art. The Calder Game by Blue Balliett About the book Calder, Petra, and Tommy are miserable with their new teacher, and even a field trip to the museum to see Alexander Calder’s amazing sculptures does not cheer the trio. Initiating Event: Calder went with his …

When Calder Pillay travels with his father to a remote village in England, he finds a mix of mazes and mystery — including an unexpected Alexander Calder sculpture in the town square.
So when Calder gets the chance to visit England, Petra and Tommy are both envious of his escape and wonder how they will get along without him. The Calder Game: Hold Fast: Pieces and Players: Danger Box: RECOMMENDED BOOKS: If you enjoyed these books by Blue Balliett, explore these other artful mysteries! They learned much about Alexander Calder's mobiles and became interested with them.

But Calder suddenly disappears along with a sculpture by the artist Alexander Calder for whom he is named.

I still wish she'd give these characters a break and dabble in something different, but I don't see it coming. They are introduced and their interests are shown.

The Calder Game is a good mystery book for any person age 10 or up, if you are under 10, you will probably not know what the book or settings are about.