Lost in Lexicon

An Adventure in Words and Numbers

By Pendred Noyce; Joan Charles (Illustrator)
(Tumblehome Press, Paperback, 9780984525003, 359pp.)

Publication Date: October 2010

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Winter 2011 Kids' Next List
“This is an absolutely fantastic book, a necessary read for both children and adults! Whether you have trouble with either language or math, the writing is clear and makes the presentations simple for anyone to follow. No matter if you like words or numbers better, this book is highly recommended and will leave you with better understanding of concepts and of yourself!”
-- Tiffany Stone, Schuler Books & Music, Okemos, MI


Description
When Aunt Adelaide sends thirteen-year-old cousins Ivan and Daphne on a treasure hunt in the rain, they never expect to stumble into a whole new world an enchanting land where words and numbers run wild. They are surprised again when the first people they meet beg them to find Lexicon's missing children, who have wandered off, bewitched by lights in the sky.

Trekking between villages in search of clues, the cousins encounter a plague of punctuation, a curious creature, a fog of forgetting, the Mistress of Metaphor, a panel of poets, and the illogical mathematicians of Irrationality. But when a careless Mathemystical reflects them across the border into the ominous Land of Night, their peril deepens.

Kidnapped, imprisoned, and mesmerized--with time running out--will Daphne and Ivan find a way to solve the mystery of lights in the sky and restore the lost children of Lexicon to their homes?

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