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The Centerville Code
A boring summer vacation turns into a hunt for a gang of antiquities thieves when eleven-year-old Zack Harris and his buddies discover a coded message hidden in an old oak tree. Zack rallies Paprika, Stinky and twins Ricky and Randy to help solve the mystery. While examining the slip of paper at the Snack Shoppe, the boys notice Evan Zolotny, a new kid they’ve ignored ...more
Published March 14th 2012 by Jan Weeks
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When Zack and his friends find a coded message in the hole in the old oak tree in the park, they are determined to break the code. But it is not until they enlist the help of Evan Zolotny, the new kid in town who everyone knows is an egghe.ad, that they decipher it: tonight, eleven fifteen, river bend. Someone is meeting that very night, but who? And where is river bend? They decide to return the note to the tree and set up a stakeout to see who will retrieve it. Before the end of the day, they ...more
Reminiscent of the Hardy Boys, the book asks readers to solve ciphers along with the boys in the book. I had a great time writing it and love the cover, created by students in a computer graphics class. The code book/manual that goes along with is fun for anyone who wants to exercise his/her brain.