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The Danger Box


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ISBN13: 9780439852104
ISBN10: 0439852102
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An all-new mystery from the bestselling author of Chasing Vermeer and The Calder Game!

A boy in a small town who has a different way of seeing.

A curious girl who doesn't belong.

A mysterious notebook.

A missing father.

A fire.

A stranger.

A death.

These are some of the things you'll find within The Danger Box, the new mystery from bestselling author Blue Balliett.

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About the Author

Blue Balliett's first novel, Chasing Vermeer, was a Book Sense Book of the Year and an Edgar Award winner. Kirkus Reviews called The Wright 3 "another tour de force blending art, math, philosophy, history and literature." And when The Calder Game appeared, Publishers Weekly said (in a starred review) that "Balliett outdoes herself with this ambitious novel." Blue writes in the laundry room of her home in Hyde Park, Illinois, although her research takes her to many unexpected places.

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Beverly B, March 3, 2013 (view all comments by Beverly B)
The Danger Box is another great mystery from Blue Balliett. I thought Balliett's themes of family, friendship, community and tolerance were authentic and a touching reminder for all of us of what truly matters. Zoomy, the almost a teen protagonist, is OCD and probably ASD, which explains why he is so tenacious in unraveling the mystery of why his loser bio-dad has suddenly turned up, threatened Zoomy's wonderful grandparents and left behind a very old, very unusual, scientific journal. Younger readers will love trying to solve the mystery along with Zoomy. Older readers will probably figure out the journal puzzle immediately, but will love the family dynamics and Zoomy's first experience with having a best friend. The Danger Box is an outstanding novel.
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Balliett, Blue
Scholastic Paperbacks
Mysteries & Detective Stories
Children s Middle Readers-General
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Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
7.63 x 5.25 in
Age Level:
from 8 up to 12

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