The Clockwork Ghost: York

By: Laura Ruby

It was only a few weeks ago that the Biedermann twins, Tess and Theo, along with their friend Jaime Cruz, followed the secrets of the Morningstarrs’ cipher further than anyone had in its century-and-a-half history—and destroyed their beloved home in the process. But the Old York Cipher still isn’t solved. The demolition of 354 W. 73rd Street only revealed the next clue in the greatest mystery of the modern world, and if Tess, Theo, and Jaime want to discover what lies at the end of the puzzle laid into the buildings of New York by its brilliant, enigmatic architects, they will need to press on.

But doing so could prove even more dangerous than they know. It is clear that the Morningstarr twins marshaled all the strange technology they had spent their lives creating in the construction of the Cipher, and that technology has its own plans for those who pursue it. And it is also clear that the Biedermanns and Jaime are not the only ones on the trail of the treasure. As enemies both known and unknown close in on them from all sides and the very foundations of the city seem to crumble around them, Tess, Theo, and Jaime will have to ask themselves how far they will go to change the unchangeable—and if the price of knowing the secrets of the Morningstarrs is one they are willing to pay. National Book Award finalist Laura Ruby returns with the middle chapter in her epic alternate history adventure—a journey that will test Tess, Theo, and Jaime and change their lives forever.



Map.

ISBN: 9780062306968

JLG Release: Sep 2019


Series: York
Sensitive Areas: Violence
Topics: Adventure and adventurers , Action and adventure , Art and architecture , Mystery and detective stories , Multigenerational families , Family life , Friendship , Siblings , New York City , City and town life , Urban life , Neighborhoods , Steampunk , Inventions , Transportation , Historic preservation

$17.85  Member Price


Add to Wishlist

Like this book? Get more like it every month.

Mystery Middle Plus

Grades 5-8

14 titles/year

$249.90/year

Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Booklist, Kirkus Reviews*, The Horn Book Magazine

Horn Book

Despite the destruction of their beloved apartment building at the end of the previous book (York: The Shadow Cipher, rev. 5/17), codebreaking twins Theo and Tess Biedermann, along with artistic puzzle-solver Jaime Cruz, are more commit-ted to solving the impossible-seeming Morningstarr Cipher than ever. Following a complicated trail of clue Despite the destruction of their beloved apartment building at the end of the previous book (York: The Shadow Cipher, rev. 5/17), codebreaking twins Theo and Tess Biedermann, along with artistic puzzle-solver Jaime Cruz, are more commit-ted to solving the impossible-seeming Morningstarr Cipher than ever. Following a complicated trail of clues, which stitches the technologically advanced present to an enigmatic past (both their own and that of the book’s alternate New York City setting), the tweens solve puzzles—bringing stone eagles to life, digging up graves, and uncovering less-than-savory genetic experiments as they go. But these three are not the only ones pursuing the treasure that supposedly awaits at the end of the Cipher, and danger is rapidly closing in. A few narrative contrivances aside, this second installment in Ruby’s steampunk mystery series should delight and enthrall fans.

Book Details

ISBN

9780062306968

First Release

September 2019

Genre

Fic

Dewey Classification

[Fic]

Trim Size

8 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Page Count

464

Accelerated Reader

Level 0; Points: 0;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 0; Points: 0;

Lexile

Level

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Walden Pond Press

Potentially Sensitive Areas

Violence

Topics

Adventure and adventurers, Action and adventure, Art and architecture, Mystery and detective stories, Multigenerational families, Family life, Friendship, Siblings, New York City, City and town life, Urban life, Neighborhoods, Steampunk, Inventions, Transportation, Historic preservation,

Standard MARC Record

Download Standard MARC Record

Cover Art

Download Cover Art

Titles in Series: York

Mystery Middle Plus

$17.85

Recommended Titles From Mystery Middle Plus

Mystery Middle Plus

$17.85

The Strangers: Greystone Secrets

by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Mystery Middle Plus

$17.85

Mystery Middle Plus

$17.85

The Spy Runner

by Eugene Yelchin

Mystery Middle Plus

$17.85
Copyright © 2017 Magento, Inc. All rights reserved.