Walls Within Walls (Hardcover)

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By Maureen Sherry, Adam Stower (Illustrator)
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After their father, a video-game inventor, strikes it rich, the Smithfork kids find they hate their new life. They move from their cozy Brooklyn neighborhood to a swanky apartment on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue. They have no friends, a nanny who takes the place of their parents, and a school year looming ahead that promises to be miserable.

And then, one day, Brid, CJ, and Patrick discover an astonishing secret about their apartment: The original owner, the deceased multimillionaire Mr. Post, long ago turned the apartment itself into a giant puzzle containing a mysterious book and hidden panelsa puzzle that, with some luck, courage, and brainpower, will lead to discovering the Post family fortune. Unraveling the mystery causes them to race through today's New York Cityand to uncover some long-hidden secrets of the past.

Maureen Sherry's page-turning debut novel is filled with adventure, intrigue, and heart.

About the Author

After twelve years on Wall Street, Maureen Sherry--formerly, the youngest Managing Director at Bear Stearns and a Cornell graduate--switched gears to earn her Masters of Fine Arts at Columbia University, to write, and to tutor at inner city schools. "Walls Within Walls--"her first book, a mystery for middle school audiences--has been awarded curriculum prizes by the states of Texas and Connecticut, and she was named one of the Best New Voices by the American Library Association. Maureen is also an active board member of numerous charities. But Maureen believes her biggest project is raising her four children with her husband which never feels like a job at all.

Adam Stower has a rich imagination and loves fantasy and adventure stories. He studied illustration at the Norwich School of Art and Design and at the University of Brighton, and lives with his daughter in Brighton, England.

Praise For…

“An intriguing, exciting story about the secrets hidden in a familiar world.”
-Blue Balliett, author of CHASING VERMEER

“The book has much of the enterprising spirit of old-fashioned series fiction about young sleuths from the HARDY BOYS to TRIXIE BELDEN.”
-Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“A delicious multilayered romp.”
-Kirkus Reviews

“Readers will relish being tourists on this treasure hunt.... Pick it up and watch for the sequel.”
-School Library Journal

“Readers will get a real sense of the uniqueness that is New York City.”
-ALA Booklist

Product Details
ISBN: 9780061767005
ISBN-10: 006176700X
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Publication Date: September 14th, 2010
Pages: 349
Language: English