Walls Within Walls (Hardcover)

By Maureen Sherry, Adam Stower (Illustrator)

Katherine Tegen Books, 9780061767005, 349pp.

Publication Date: September 14, 2010

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Description

Perfect for tween readers who enjoy mysteries and puzzles and books like Chasing Vermeer, this page-turning debut novel is filled with adventure, intrigue, and heart.

After their father, a video-game inventor, strikes it rich, the Smithfork kids find they hate their new life. They move from their cozy Brooklyn neighborhood to a swanky apartment on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue. They have no friends, a nanny who takes the place of their parents, and a school year looming ahead that promises to be miserable.

And then, one day, Brid, CJ, and Patrick discover an astonishing secret about their apartment: The original owner, the deceased multimillionaire Mr. Post, long ago turned the apartment itself into a giant puzzle containing a mysterious book and hidden panels--a puzzle that, with some luck, courage, and brainpower, will lead to discovering the Post family fortune.

Unraveling the mystery causes them to race through today's New York City--and to uncover some long-hidden secrets of the past.



Praise For Walls Within Walls

“An intriguing, exciting story about the secrets hidden in a familiar world.”
-Blue Balliett, author of CHASING VERMEER

“The book has much of the enterprising spirit of old-fashioned series fiction about young sleuths from the HARDY BOYS to TRIXIE BELDEN.”
-Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“A delicious multilayered romp.”
-Kirkus Reviews

“Readers will relish being tourists on this treasure hunt.... Pick it up and watch for the sequel.”
-School Library Journal

“Readers will get a real sense of the uniqueness that is New York City.”
-ALA Booklist

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