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Titel: Alvin's Secret Code
Verlag: Henry Holth & Co (J)
Einband: No Binding
Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Twelve-year-old Alvin and his best friend Shoie use their knowledge of codes and ciphers to solve a dangerous mystery. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_new_003089736X
Inhaltsangabe: The warm, tingly feeling that had been smack in the middle of Alvin Fernald?s stomach ever since Miss Peppersmith had closed and neatly lined up her books that Friday afternoon, had grown bigger as he and Shoie walked home from school. Now, here, in his hand, was the reason why! Alvin?s ?sixth sense,? which clearly indicates that the crumpled note holds an unmistakably coded message, is about to catapult two seventh grade secret-agents-turned-cryptographers (plus Alvin?s younger sister Daphne,?the Pest?) into the intricacies of authentic code detection and the dangers of a newly stirred-up 100-year-old mystery. Even Alvin?s ?Magnificent Brain? is nearly put on overload before the bang-up solution to the code and the mystery carry the three agents to an ending that is satisfying to all?well, to almost all. This reprint of a classic favorite includes Alvin?s own notes on cryptography in an appendix at the back.
Über den Autor: Clifford B. Hicks was born in 1920 in Marshalltown, Iowa, a town similar to Fairfield, Indiana (where the Alvin Fernald series is set). He started writing professionally in high school, where he served as a correspondent for the Des Moines Register. He graduated with honors from Northwestern University, then served as a U.S. Marine in the South Pacific during World War II. After the war, he joined the staff of Popular Mechanics magazine. Mr. Hicks started with Popular Mechanics as a writer and editor, covering science and technology issues. Eventually he served as Editor-In-Chief of the magazine, then edited books and encyclopedias for them until his retirement. In addition to his responsibilities at Popular Mechanics, Mr. Hicks wrote science, health and technology stories for several other national magazines. Mr. Hicks has written 13 juvenile fiction books, including the Alvin Fernald and Peter Potts series. Additionally, he has written one juvenile non-fiction book and adapted one of his books (Alvin Fernald, Mayor for a Day)into a play. Two of his books (The Marvelous Inventions of Alvin Fernald and Alvin Fernald, Mayor for a Day) were adapted by Disney for a two part episode of The Wonderful World of Disney. Mr. Hicks enjoys good health and a satisfying retirement in the mountains of western North Carolina. He and Rachel, his wife of 53 years, have three children and eight and children. Mr. Hicks enjoys traveling, woodworking, making toys for his grandchildren and playing April Fool's Day jokes. He also takes pleasure in hearing from fans, young and old.
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