Walls Within Walls (Hardcover)
Katherine Tegen Books, 9780061767005, 349pp.
Publication Date: September 14, 2010
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.”
“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.”