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Top Secret

A Handbook of Codes, Ciphers, and Secret Writing

Top Secret( 1 customer ratings | )
Editor: Janeczko, Paul B.
Illustrator: LaReau, Jenna
Publication Date:Apr 2006
Publisher:Candlewick Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $8.99
Book Description:

"The author's upbeat, positive tone is refreshing and his enthusiasm about his topic is contagious." -- School Library Journal (starred review) Pssst! Do you know the difference between a code and a cipher? Can you tell a St. Cyr slide from a Cardano grille? Did you know that the discovery of a substitution cipher caused Mary Queen of Scots to lose her head? Don't look now, but packed into this practical field guide is everything a young person needs...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Juvenile Nonfiction / Games & Activities / Puzzles
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):7.13 x 9 x 0.43 Inches
Book Weight:0.388 Pounds
Author Biography
Paul Bryan Janeczko was born in Passaic, New Jersey on July 27, 1945. He received a bachelor's degree in English from St. Francis College in 1967 and a master's degree in English from John Carroll University in 1970. While teaching public high school, he created his own poetry anthology to use in his classes. He retired from teaching in 1990 after 22 years.

He became a poet and anthologist best known for his poetry anthologies for children. From the 1980s through the early 2000s, he was the compiler for several anthologies including Pocket Poems: Selected for a Journey, I Feel a Little Jumpy Around You: A Book of Her Poems and His Poems Collected in Pairs, and A Kick in the Head: An Everyday Guide to Poetic Forms. He wrote several poetry collections including The Crystal Image, Requiem, Worlds Afire, and The Proper Way to Meet a Hedgehog and Other How-to Poems. His novel, Bridges to Cross, was published 1986. He died on February 19, 2019 at the age of 73.


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