Book Scavenger (The Book Scavenger series)

June 6, 2016 - Comment

A New York Times bestseller! 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

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A New York Times bestseller!

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 her arrival, however, Emily learns that Griswold has been attacked and is now in a coma, 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, and might contain the only copy of his mysterious new game.

Racing against time, Emily and James rush from clue to clue, desperate to figure out the secret at the heart of Griswold’s new game?before those who attacked Griswold come after them too.

The paperback edition of Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman features a gorgeous, brightened cover and an interview with the author.

“Full of heart and replete with challenging ciphers for readers to decode, Bertman’s debut is literary cousin to classic puzzlers like The Westing Game.” ?Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Fans of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library will appreciate the abundant literary allusions, and readers will hope for more adventures.” ?Shelf Awareness, starred review

An Amazon Best Book of the Year
An Indie Next List Pick
A PW Best Book for Summer
A Bank Street College Best Book of the Year
An Amazon.com Best Book of the Month
A Texas Lamplighter Award Nominee
A Pennsylvania Young Readers Choice Award Nominee
A Georgia Children’s Book Award Finalist

Comments

JOY says:

Hunt no more…this one is a treasure. Whenever I take my kids to the library I always look through the new books to see if something looks interesting that they may enjoy. When I read the cover of this one I thought my children may like it,so I checked it out to read a little more. I am so glad I did. This book by Ms. Bertman was a real treat. It has just enough of everything to keep you interested ….mystery, excitement, adventure,great friendships, and a touch of goofiness to make it have great kid appeal. I really couldn’t put…

Nancy Hofmann says:

Thoughtful characters, with just the right amount of adventure! My 10-year-old devoured this book! He is telling all his friends about it and making sure our local children’s librarian knows that she should order it. After finishing the Harry Potter books last fall, he hadn’t really found anything that engrossed him the same way. This book did — I caught him under the covers with his book light one night. Plus, he loves the idea of hiding books for other people to find and it looks like he will be able to do that on the book’s website. 

K. M. Martin says:

Great Middle Grade Adventure This story was a great middle grade adventure. Emily has just arrived in San Francisco. Her parents have set a goal of living for a time in each of the fifty states. Emily is tired of moving and of never staying anywhere long enough to make friends. However, San Francisco has some perks that the other cities did not. Emily loves the Book Scavenger game created by Garrison Griswold, a publisher who lives in San Francisco. She is hoping to take part in one of his local games. But she is very…

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