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Top Secret : A Handbook of Codes, Ciphers and Secret Writing
by Paul B. Janeczko and Jenna Lareau


Overview - "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?
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Overview
"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.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780763629724
  • ISBN-10: 0763629723
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
  • Publish Date: April 2006
  • Page Count: 136
  • Reading Level: Ages 9-12
  • Dimensions: 8.9 x 7 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.5 pounds


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