Book Scavenger
ISBN: 1250079802
EAN13: 9781250079800
Language: English
Release Date: Apr 12, 2016
Pages: 368
Dimensions: 1.2" H x 7.4" L x 5" W
Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

A New York Times bestseller

For twelve-year-old Emily, the best thing about moving to San Francisco is that it's the home city of her literary idol: Garrison Griswold, book publisher and creator of the online sensation Book Scavenger (a game where books are hidden in cities all over the country and clues to find them are revealed through puzzles). Upon her arrival, however, Emily learns that Griswold has been attacked and is now in a coma, and no one knows anything about the epic new game he had been poised to launch. Then Emily and her new friend James discover an odd book, which they come to believe is from Griswold himself, and might contain the only copy of his mysterious new game.

Racing against time, Emily and James rush from clue to clue, desperate to figure out the secret at the heart of Griswold's new game--before those who attacked Griswold come after them too.

The paperback edition of Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman features a gorgeous, brightened cover and an interview with the author. This title has Common Core connections.

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. --Publishers Weekly, starred review

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5
   “Life is a game and books are the tokens."
Here is what my fifth grader thinks about this awesome book, Book Scavenger '' is an exciting adventure into which you will be sucked and there is no guarantee that you will get out. The main character Emily has to live up to her parents'dream of living in 50 states in 50 states and the constant moving causes her to never have the chance to grow roots and make friends. When she moves to Book Scavenger's home, the creator of her all time hobby, Garrison Griswold, she is thrilled. She meets James and they become fast friends. Together with Griswold they unlock the secrets of the new game's creator. This book is perfect for any future detective and for every book lover. If I could give these 20 stars, I would give them.
 
5
   Genius, How Has NO ONE Thought Of This?
Get a book and hide it with a disguise and then make up a clue for other people to find its location. This is the most simple and creative idea ever since Lemoncello's library series. The idea is not the only spectacular component of this book ; it is also one of its kind with its execution. Using a fictional structure and adding in many little bits of truths creates a Spindly book! I was closing in on 4 stars, but the character development with Matthew, a Flush fanatic, turns into a... well a different person. There are a lot of books with this style, but this has a twist to it.
 
4
   I enjoy geo-caching and book caching would be lots of fun
Unbelievable because of the freedom that children have to run across San Francisco. I enjoyed the book, but did not like the interactions of children with their parents.
 
5
   One of the best books I've read this year
One of the best books of any genre that I have read that year. I loved especially the tie-ins to the classical literature, such as the works of Edgar Allan Poe and Dashiel Hammett. From start to finish, reading is engaging. RUN, don 't walk to your nearest bookstore to purchase this!
 
5
   My 10 year old thought this book was awesome. She loved the way the various locations in ...
My 10 year old thought that this book was awesome. She loved the way the various locations were woven in San Francisco into the story. She recommended it to several of her friends.
 
5
   Loved this book and will donate a copy to my ...
Books, logic puzzles and coding, new friends and mystery.
 
5
   Going to share this book with the kids I know
Brings the reader along on the adventure, solving puzzles figuratively and literally. Explore San Francisco, the teenage turmoil of relocation, friendship and family all while solving the mystery of the found book! I am an adult and found it fun and refreshing, hope to see more from this author.
 
5
   I loved this book!
I recommend this book to anyone who loves puzzles and mysteries. Perfect for older children and adults!
 
5
   Really good book
This book is an excellent choice for students in the 4th to 7th grades. If a student likes Chasing Vermeer, this is a good choice for a gift.
 
2
   Boring
Both me and my 9-year-old were under impressed with this book. I found it humorous and he lost interest half the way through.
 
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