Spring semester at the Lab School in Hyde Park finds Petra and Calder drawn into another mystery when unexplainable accidents and ghostly happenings throw a spotlight on Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House, and it's up to the two junior sleuths to piece together the clues. Stir in the return of Calder's friend Tommy (which creates a tense triangle), H.G. Wells's The Invisible Man, 3D pentominoes, and the hunt for a coded message left behind by Wright, and the kids become tangled in a dangerous web in which life and art intermingle with death, deception, and surprise.
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"The blue M&Ms from the first book have been replaced by red gummy "herrings," but other ingredients remain - a sophisticated subject spiced by puzzles, codes and a soupcon of danger - as the titular trio works to stop the wrecking ball from swinging." - PW.
"This second book with Petra and Calder, and the effort to save another important piece of artwork, will not disappoint readers." - Children's Literature.
"Another tour de force blending art, math, philosophy, history and literature." - Kirkus.
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