Book Scavenger

Book Scavenger

Paperback - 2016
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For twelve-year-old Emily, the best thing about moving to San Francisco is that it's the home city of her literary idol: Garrison Griswold, book publisher and creator of the online sensation Book Scavenger (a game where books are hidden in cities all over the country and clues to find them are revealed through puzzles). Upon arriving, however, Emily learns that Griswold has been attacked, and no one knows anything about the epic new game he had been poised to launch. Then Emily and her new friend James discover an odd book, which they come to believe is from Griswold himself. Racing against time, Emily and James try to uncover the secret at the heart of Griswold's new game - before Griswold's attackers find them.
Publisher: New York : Square Fish, 2016
ISBN: 9781250079800


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A must-read mystery for kids who love games and puzzles. Follows the adventures of two kids as they investigate a mystery surrounding Garrison Griswold, inventor of the Book Scavenger game.

An unusual adventure begins when two friends discover a book from the master puzzler Garrison Griswold.

When Garrison Griswold, creator of the game Book Scavenger, is assaulted, Emily and her friend James must solve a puzzle left by Griswold before they, too, are attacked.

Mystery, adventure, literary references, even geocaching, combined with the fast pace of events make this a classic with cross-appeal a la The Westing Game. Annette R.

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Mar 16, 2016

A fun read about friendship, books, and puzzles. Recommended for ages 9-11.

A treat for book and mystery lovers. Readers will dig into solving the hidden clues.

Aug 30, 2015

This is a good book worth a read.


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cmlibrary_jcurrie Jan 26, 2016

Emily’s family is on a quest to live in all 50 states, so they move around a lot. Since the family never stays in one place for very long Emily has trouble making friends, but it seems the move to California is going to be different. Emily meets her neighbor James and together they try to solve the mystery of Garrison Griswold. Mr. Griswold is the creator of the online game Book Scavenger that Emily loves.

Aug 31, 2015

This book is about a girl named Emily who moves to San Francisco and becomes friends with a boy named James. Together they find a book and try to follow its clues to a grand prize.


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Feb 04, 2018

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Aug 30, 2015

"Geez. Hollister wasn't kidding. Poe really did have a twisted imagination."


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