Chasing Vermeer is about 3 people who get a mysterious letter. Two people, Petra and Calder, who live normal lives, but they are unique in different ways. Calder uses penteminoes, 12 pieces that make shapes and can be used as a mathematical puzzle. One day, Petra sees a woman writing in her dreams, and it sometimes feels like it is talking to her. She also gets a book called ‘Lo!’ by Charles Fort, who talks about mysterious things and how they are connected in ways that scientists can’t see. Petra and Calder have random conversations, and become friends. In class, they have been learning about Vermeer, a dutch painter. Calder also has talked with Ms. Sharpe, and learned about His Geographer’s Box. In the news, they hear that A Lady Writing, the painting by Vermeer and the image that Petra saw, was stolen. They work together to find it, since the FBI can’t. They found out that the main criminal was “Old Fred, who married Zelda, Calder’s other friend’s mother. His actual name was Glitter Man, a man with a crime streak. Calder and Petra go on a news report and tell the story, but not the whole story, because they don’t think the world is ready for it. The painting makes it safely to where it belongs. The End!