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Book Scavenger

by Bertman, Jennifer Chambliss,

Format: Kindle Book 2015 2015
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Just after twelve-year-old Emily and her family move to San Francisco, she teams up with new friend James to follow clues in an odd book they find, hoping to figure out its secrets before the men who attacked Emily's hero, publisher Garrison Griswold, solve the mystery or come after the friends.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "To Emily, who has moved 8 times in her 12 years, San Francisco seems the ideal place to live. She quickly finds a good friend in her neighbor James, and the city is the headquarters of her beloved Book Scavenger game, which combines reading, puzzle solving, and treasure hunting. After Garrison Griswold, the game's creator, is mugged, Emily finds a unique book near the crime scene. Soon she and James are playing Griswold's new game, trying to elude the thugs who attacked him and investigating who is behind the crime. The occasional black-and-white illustration, cipher picture, or map adds to the fun for readers, who will want to play along and they can, too, at www.bookscavenger.com. Well paced and involving, the story will intrigue kids with an interest in mysteries and codes as well as books. The writing includes references to local landmarks as well as literary allusions to Jack Kerouac, Robert Louis Stevenson, and, especially, Edgar Allan Poe. A lively first novel, this could be the start of a new mystery series.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2010 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "When your parents' blog is called 50 Homes in 50 States, you had better be able to make new friends easily, but Emily Crane, 12, is shy. Still, there are two positives about her latest address: James, the fellow puzzle-lover downstairs, and the location-San Francisco, home to Garrison Griswold, the "Willy Wonka of book publishing." Griswold is the mastermind behind Book Scavenger, a book-trading game with half a million followers, Emily included. After Griswold is gravely wounded by thieves who are after his special edition of Poe's The Gold-Bug, the book winds up in Emily's possession; she and James must solve the mystery surrounding the book before the bad guys do. Full of heart and replete with challenging ciphers for readers to decode, Bertman's debut is literary cousin to classic puzzlers like The Westing Game, and a story that values books and reading above other pursuits. Sure to be popular with voracious readers, it's also a valentine to anybody who knows that a 13-digit clue that begins with 978- is not a phone number. Art not seen by PW. Ages 9-14. Author's agent: Ammi-Joan Paquette, Erin Murphy Literary Agency. (June) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series The Book Scavenger series
#1 - Book scavenger
#2 - The Unbreakable code
Subjects Treasure hunt (Game) Juvenile fiction
Books and reading Juvenile fiction
Adventure stories
Publishers and publishing Juvenile fiction
Moving, Household Juvenile fiction
Treasure hunt (Game) Fiction
Books and reading Fiction
Adventure and adventurers Fiction
Publishers and publishing Fiction
Moving, Household Fiction
Mystery and detective stories
Juvenile Fiction
San Francisco (Calif.) Juvenile fiction.
Electronic books.
Publisher New York :Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)2015
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
Format: Kindle Book
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Description 1 online resource
ISBN 9781627795265
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