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Top Secret: A Handbook of Codes, Ciphers and Secret Writing

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Do you know the difference between a code and a cipher? Can you tell a St. Cyr slide from a Cardano grille? Did you know that a substitution cipher caused Mary Queen of Scots to lose her head? Don?t look now, but packed into this practical field guide is everything a young person needs to know about the art of concealment — making and breaking codes, mastering cipher systems, and experimenting with secret writing. Offering plenty of hands-on practice sessions, tips for creating a code-making kit, sidebars on secret codes in history, and an amusing pair of spies to illustrate techniques, Paul B. Janeczko's tantalizing Top Secret won't stay a secret for long.

Pssst! Inside these Top Secret files is everything sneaky young agents need to know about making — and breaking — their own secret codes.

Review:

"Janeczko discusses numerous codes that have been used throughout history, from Morse code and semaphore to examples of code usage, such as the 'Beale cipher,' a still-unsolved mystery regarding the location of treasure supposedly buried in the mid 1800s." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Declaration of truth in reviewing: I have never wanted to make a code in my entire life. Truth of reading experience: This book made me want to start my own codemaker's field kit....This book could convert the unconverted, and for those singers in the choir, it offers months of fun." Chicago Tribune

Review:

"For all those kids who love a good puzzle, Janeczko provides tips on making and breaking codes — and throws in lots of exercises for practice." Washington Parent

Review:

"Janeczko gives aspiring codemakers and codebreakers everything they need for staging their own information exchanges....Fascinating historical anecdotes keep things lively, as do LaReau's stylish black-and-white illustrations." Booklist

Synopsis:

"The author's upbeat, positive tone is refreshing and his enthusiasm about his topic is contagious." — SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL (starred review)

Pssst! Do you know the difference between a code and a cipher? Can you tell a St. Cyr slide from a Cardano grille? Did you know that the discovery of a substitution cipher caused Mary Queen of Scots to lose her head? Don't look now, but packed into this practical field guide is everything a young person needs to know about the art of concealment - making and breaking codes, mastering cipher systems, and experimenting with secret writing. Offering plenty of hands-on practice sessions, tips for creating a code-making kit, sidebars on secret codes in history, and an amusing pair of spies to illustrate techniques, Paul B. Janeczko's tantalizing TOP SECRET won't stay a secret for long.

Synopsis:

This practical field guide contains everything a young person needs to know about the art of concealment: making and breaking codes, mastering cipher systems, experimenting with secret writing, and making--and breaking--their own secret codes. Illustrations.

About the Author

Paul B. Janeczko is a poet and teacher and has edited numerous anthologies for young people, including A POKE IN THE I: A COLLECTION OF CONCRETE POEMS; VERY BEST (ALMOST) FRIENDS: POEMS OF FRIENDSHIP; and SEEING THE BLUE BETWEEN: ADVICE AND INSPIRATION FOR YOUNG POETS. He is also the author of LOADS OF CODES and SECRET CIPHERS.

Jenna LaReau is a graduate of the Parsons School of Design in New York. TOP SECRET is her first book with Candlewick Press. She lives in Massachusetts, where she works as an illustrator and designer.

From the Hardcover edition.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780763629724
Author:
Janeczko, Paul B.
Publisher:
Candlewick Press (MA)
Illustrator:
LaReau, Jenna
Author:
LaReau, Jenna
Subject:
Reference - General
Subject:
Games & Activities - Puzzles
Subject:
Cryptography
Subject:
Ciphers
Subject:
Children s-Reference General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20060431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 4 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8.92x7.14x.41 in. .53 lbs.
Age Level:
09-UP

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Product details 144 pages Candlewick Press (MA) - English 9780763629724 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Janeczko discusses numerous codes that have been used throughout history, from Morse code and semaphore to examples of code usage, such as the 'Beale cipher,' a still-unsolved mystery regarding the location of treasure supposedly buried in the mid 1800s." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "Declaration of truth in reviewing: I have never wanted to make a code in my entire life. Truth of reading experience: This book made me want to start my own codemaker's field kit....This book could convert the unconverted, and for those singers in the choir, it offers months of fun."
"Review" by , "For all those kids who love a good puzzle, Janeczko provides tips on making and breaking codes — and throws in lots of exercises for practice."
"Review" by , "Janeczko gives aspiring codemakers and codebreakers everything they need for staging their own information exchanges....Fascinating historical anecdotes keep things lively, as do LaReau's stylish black-and-white illustrations."
"Synopsis" by , "The author's upbeat, positive tone is refreshing and his enthusiasm about his topic is contagious." — SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL (starred review)

Pssst! Do you know the difference between a code and a cipher? Can you tell a St. Cyr slide from a Cardano grille? Did you know that the discovery of a substitution cipher caused Mary Queen of Scots to lose her head? Don't look now, but packed into this practical field guide is everything a young person needs to know about the art of concealment - making and breaking codes, mastering cipher systems, and experimenting with secret writing. Offering plenty of hands-on practice sessions, tips for creating a code-making kit, sidebars on secret codes in history, and an amusing pair of spies to illustrate techniques, Paul B. Janeczko's tantalizing TOP SECRET won't stay a secret for long.

"Synopsis" by , This practical field guide contains everything a young person needs to know about the art of concealment: making and breaking codes, mastering cipher systems, experimenting with secret writing, and making--and breaking--their own secret codes. Illustrations.
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