“The Wright 3” by Blue Balliett; illustrated by Brett Helquist

07 Jul


I recently finished a really good book and decided to send you a review. The first book was called "Chasing Vermeer" by Blue Balliett and Brett Helquist. This book is an artistic mystery. My mom found this book for me. I read it a while ago and really enjoyed it. Recently I found out a new art mystery had come out by this author.

It was called "The Wright 3." It was about Frank Wright, the architect. I finished this book within just 2 days because it was so good. To anyone reading, I would recommend reading "Chasing Vermeer" first because it is also very good and gives you a good background on the characters. The Robie house, a famous house designed by Wright, is about to be torn down and sent to museums. A teacher and her class try to work together to prevent this "murder," as the teacher calls it. With little done, three friends decide to take matters into their own hands and try to save the house. They learn secrets and find out something that puts them in danger but saves the house in the end.

This is an AWESOME book to read. When I first heard it had to do with art, I thought it was going to be a drag, but when I gave it a try, it was one of my favorites. ** The illustrator hides an animal in every picture, so see if you can find and figure out what the animal is.** I hope you enjoy this book.


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5 responses to ““The Wright 3” by Blue Balliett; illustrated by Brett Helquist

  1. Anonymous

    July 11, 2006 at 3:20 pm

    Great Book

    I haven’t read The Wright 3 but i read Chasing Vermeer and its a really good book. Really interesting, and you don’t want to but it down after the first page.

    • mel1317

      July 11, 2006 at 4:30 pm

      Re: Great Book

      You are the second person today who mentioned how much they love “Chasing Vermeer”! I just had a patron stop into the Library and say the same thing. That book is one of the choices on the 6th grade summer reading list for the Pearl R. Miller School, so I’ll be sure to pass along your positive review to anyone looking for a recommendation.

      Thanks so much for contributing your comments!

  2. Anonymous

    November 12, 2006 at 11:37 pm

    the blue balliet/ bret helquist

    i loved the blue balliet/ bret helquist books because there are coincidences throughout the book, not just in the readers challenges in the illustrations. like the authors names for instance. they both start with b. little things like that. it also makes you aware of all the coincedences and patterns in your own life. i like the patterns in the illistrations. its kinda like those i-spy books , or hidden picture pages. the wright 3 book was really gripping too. i couldn’t put it down! i had read chasing vermeer a lttle while ago, and when i saw that blue balliet had another book out, i had to read it! i wasnt disapointed. it was great! i hope blue balliet and bret helquist write and illistrate another book soon!

    • mel1317

      November 14, 2006 at 3:39 pm

      Re: the blue balliet/ bret helquist

      Thanks for your comments!

      Yes, when people talk about why they love these books, they always mention the illustrations.

      Here’s the link to the Scholastic website, where they’ve posted the transcript of a chat with Blue Balliett. Hope you like it!

      Scholastic site.

  3. Anonymous

    November 28, 2006 at 11:11 pm


    I thought the same things. I finished it in 2 days because it was so good.


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