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  • ISBN: 9780062306968
  • ISBN: 0062306960
  • Physical Description: 446 pages : map ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Walden Pond Press, an imprint of HarperCollins Children's Books, [2019]

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It was only a few weeks ago that the Biedermann twins, Tess and Theo, along with their friend Jaime Cruz, followed the secrets of the Morningstarrs' cipher further than anyone had in its century-and-a-half history -- and destroyed their beloved home in the process. But the Old York Cipher still isn't solved. The demolition of 354 W. 73rd Street only revealed the next clue in the greatest mystery of the modern world, and if Tess, Theo, and Jaime want to discover what lies at the end of the puzzle laid into the buildings of New York by its brilliant, enigmatic architects, they will need to press on. But doing so could prove even more dangerous than they know. It is clear that the Morningstarr twins marshaled all the strange technology they had spent their lives creating in the construction of the Cipher, and that technology has its own plans for those who pursue it. It's also clear that Tess, Theo, and Jaime are not the only ones on the trail of the treasure. As enemies both known and unknown close in on them from all sides and the very foundations of the city seem to crumble around them, they will have to ask themselves how far they will go to change the unchangeable -- and whether the price of knowing the secrets of the Morningstarrs is one they are willing to pay.
Target Audience Note:
Age 9-11
Grade 4-6

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 April #2
    Tess, Theo, and Jaime are struggling to settle into new homes after the suspicious destruction of their beloved apartment building, and, while they're still on the case of the infamous New York Cipher, they're not as gung ho—­after all, the last time they solved a puzzle, their building collapsed into rubble. But when Tess' beloved cat, Nine, is framed for an attack, they hunt even harder for clues and find a conspiracy bigger than they bargained for. Ruby takes a classic puzzle mystery and compellingly draws it out, both in the time the puzzles take and by giving the characters room to contemplate their feelings. That emotional depth is not typical for this kind of plot, and kids who crave meaty character development will appreciate it. Meanwhile, the intricate puzzles, fantastical gadgets, and rich grasp of the hidden history of New York City mean there's something fascinating to explore on nearly every page. A mystifying cliff-hanger raises even more questions and should leave series fans desperate for the forthcoming trilogy-ender. Grades 4-7. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Treasure troves > Juvenile fiction.
Twins > Juvenile fiction.
Adventure stories.
Jews > United States > Juvenile fiction.
Hispanic Americans > Juvenile fiction.
Brothers and sisters > Juvenile fiction.
Friendship > Juvenile fiction.
Puzzles > Juvenile fiction.
New York (N.Y.) > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.
Action and adventure fiction.

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