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The Resource The Shadow Cipher

The Shadow Cipher

Label
The Shadow Cipher
Title
The Shadow Cipher
Statement of responsibility
Laura Ruby
Title variation
York: the shadow cipher
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The pleasures of the novel go far beyond the crackling, breathless plot and the satisfaction of watching the puzzle fall into place. The book is shot through with humor, both laugh-out-loud and subtle." —New York Times Book Review From National Book Award finalist and Printz Award winner Laura Ruby comes an epic alternate history series about three kids who try to solve the greatest mystery of the modern world: a puzzle and treasure hunt laid into the very streets and buildings of New York City. It was 1798 when the Morningstarr twins arrived in New York with a vision for a magnificent city: towering skyscrapers, dazzling machines, and winding train lines, all running on technology no one had ever seen before. Fifty-seven years later, the enigmatic architects disappeared, leaving behind for the people of New York the Old York Cipher—a puzzle laid into the shining city they constructed, at the end of which was promised a treasure beyond all imagining. By the present day, however, the puzzle has never been solved, and the greatest mystery of the modern world is little more than a tourist attraction.Tess and Theo Biedermann and their friend Jaime Cruz live in a Morningstarr apartment—until a real estate developer announces that the city has agreed to sell him the five remaining Morningstarr buildings. Their likely destruction means the end of a dream long held by the people of New York. And if Tess, Theo, and Jaime want to save their home, they have to prove that the Old York Cipher is real. Which means they have to solve it
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Summary
A debut entry in an alternate-history series depicts three kids who try to solve a modern-world puzzle and complete a treasure hunt laid into the streets and buildings of New York City
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Writing style
Award
YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2018.
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10562184
Cataloging source
BT
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  • Ruby, Laura
  • Stevenson, Dave
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780
Literary form
fiction
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  • 5
  • 8
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Series statement
York (Laura Ruby)
Series volume
0001
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  • Juvenile Fiction
  • Juvenile Literature
  • Mystery
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The Shadow Cipher
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:73fcb330-e641-496b-ab19-8a4fbd193539
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062306951
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Shadow Cipher
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:73fcb330-e641-496b-ab19-8a4fbd193539
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062306951
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      175 Monmouth Street, Independence, OR, 97351, US
      44.851488 -123.185756
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