Bound To Stay Bound

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 Multiplying mysteries of Mount Ten
 Author: Van Dolzer, Krista


 Publisher:  Bloomsbury Children's Books
 Pub Year: 2019

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 262 p.,  21 cm

 BTSB No: 902568 ISBN: 9781681197708
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Subjects:
 Camps -- Fiction
 Mathematics -- Fiction
 Artists -- Fiction
 Ciphers -- Fiction
 Art -- Forgeries -- Fiction
 Mystery fiction

Price: $20.01

Summary:
When twelve-year-old painter Esther gets stuck at math camp rather than art camp, she is determined to prove herself but someone leaves cryptic messages intended to drive her away.


Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (02/01/19)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/04/19)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 03/01/2019 On a road trip to art camp during a thunderstorm, 12-year-old Esther and her stepdad, Toby, are stranded after their truck hits a boulder on the flooded roadway. Luckily, they find refuge at a nearby math camp, which is known for its cryptography course. Esther joins the sparse crew of campers and soon impresses them by solving a challenging puzzle. But mysteries abound: Where is Esther’s cabinmate Angeline? Who’s leaving cryptic clues? And what other secrets lurk at Camp Archimedes? After Esther stumbles across clues, a few fellow campers join her in late-night sleuthing expeditions. She narrates her adventures, telling how her art skills help her solve logic puzzles, gathering a great many clues, and leaping to the unwarranted conclusion that she’s on the trail of a murderer, which ramps up the tension for the young investigators and perhaps for readers as well. Esther’s warm relationship with her stepfather is an appealing facet of the story. Not a classic mystery, but a chapter book with some appeal for kids who enjoy math and cryptography problems. - Copyright 2019 Booklist.

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