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Alvin's Secret Code (Secret Panel Mysteries) [Paperback]

By Clifford B. Hicks (Author)
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Twelve-year-old Alvin and his best friend Shoie use their knowledge of codes and ciphers to solve a dangerous mystery.

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The first story about Alvin, possessor of the "Magnificent Brain," and "Shoie," his sports-hero pal, is back in print In Alvin's Secret Code, the two twelve-year-olds happen across a peculiar piece of paper in the gutter of a sidewalk. Yes, it's in code, and a tangled adventure begins, enlivened by Alvin's sister Daphne ("The Pest"), younger than he is but often wiser. Readers are not only invited to assist in untangling a century old mystery. They will suddenly find themselves engrossed in mastering the basics of cryptography, a highly useful art for solving and keeping secrets when threatening criminals show up. Join Alvin and Company for fun, mystery and adventure--"with authentic instruction in the art of code making and breaking.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Bethlehem Books
Pages   159
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 8.25"
Weight:   0.5 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 1, 2006
Publisher   Bethlehem books
Grade Level  Multiple Grades  
Age  9-12
Series  Secret Panel Mysteries  
Series Number  1  
ISBN  1932350004  
ISBN13  9781932350005  

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Clifford B. Hicks has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Alvin Fernald Mysteries

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1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 9-12 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > Literature > Humorous
3Books > Subjects > Children > Literature > Science Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery & Horror > Mysteries, Espionage, & Detectives
4Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Education > Homeschooling > General

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Code Book  Jul 19, 2007
My son loves to write in secret code. He writes to his cousin that way. When I saw this book, I knew he would love it, and he did. He read it in a day on a car trip. He'll be using the book for code writing far into the future.
A Great Book for an Curious Mind  Dec 8, 2005
I was asked recently to recommend a book for a 4th grade boy. It's been 30 years since I was that age, but one book immediately popped to mind: Clifford Hick's "Alvin's Secret Code". Ask yourself, how many fiction books will you remember three decades hence?

This is a great story for a child with a curious mind, as it deals with the issue curiousity and some of the trouble it can get you into -- and out of.
Cool, cool book  Aug 19, 2003
This is one of the coolest books I remember as a kid.... This wraps a lot of good historical info about codes and cryptography into a good story and there are a lot of things your kids can experiment with (like "invisible ink" using milk or lemon juice, and other different codes). I highly recommend this book as a good read and a good activity starter for your curious, bright kids ages 6 or 7 or older.
Alvin's Secret Code. Great book for 3rd - 6th grade.  Apr 25, 2003
When I read this book I was in 4th grade and carried it around for months until the cover wore off. I have had a love of codes and ciphers ever since. I'm reading it to my own kids now and they are just as thrilled as I was. It's a shame it's out of print.
Tom Sawyer meets 007  Jul 29, 2000
"Alvin's Secret Code" twines a good introduction to cryptography with a Civil War mystery and is thoroughly enjoyable throughout. When Alvin and his friend Shoie discover an encoded message, they think they're on the trail of an international spy ring in their small town (the copyright date on the book is 1963). WIth the help of Mr. Link, a former spy who is now an invalid, they are able to decode the message, and Link teaches them about a number of different codes. Alvin's and Shoie's characters are engaging, their adventures exciting, and, best of all from my point of view, the book has an appendix with a number of cryptological methods and messages for children to play with. These are wonderful brain-stretchers, and they have good practical applications even for children who don't particularly love numbers.

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