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The Shadow Cipher

(2017)
(The first book in the York series)
A novel by

 
 
"The pleasures of the novel go far beyond the crackling, breathless plot and the satisfaction of watching the puzzle fall into place. The book is shot through with humor, both laugh-out-loud and subtle." (New York Times Book Review)

From National Book Award finalist and Printz Award winner Laura Ruby comes an epic alternate history series about three kids who try to solve the greatest mystery of the modern world: a puzzle and treasure hunt laid into the very streets and buildings of New York City.

It was 1798 when the Morningstarr twins arrived in New York with a vision for a magnificent city: towering skyscrapers, dazzling machines, and winding train lines, all running on technology no one had ever seen before.

Fifty-seven years later, the enigmatic architects disappeared, leaving behind for the people of New York the Old York Cipher - a puzzle laid into the shining city they constructed, at the end of which was promised a treasure beyond all imagining. By the present day, however, the puzzle has never been solved, and the greatest mystery of the modern world is little more than a tourist attraction.

Tess and Theo Biedermann and their friend Jaime Cruz live in a Morningstarr apartment - until a real estate developer announces that the city has agreed to sell him the five remaining Morningstarr buildings. Their likely destruction means the end of a dream long held by the people of New York.

And if Tess, Theo, and Jaime want to save their home, they have to prove that the Old York Cipher is real. Which means they have to solve it.

"An epic mission to solve one of the greatest mysteries of their time. I loved this book. It is full of twists and turns" (from the Brightly.com review, which named York: The Shadow Cipher one of the best books of 2017).

Genre: Children's Fiction

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Used availability for Laura Ruby's The Shadow Cipher

Hardback Editions

May 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Shadow Cipher (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (York)
Author(s): Laura Ruby
ISBN: 0-606-41390-1 / 978-0-606-41390-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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May 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: York: The Shadow Cipher
Author(s): Laura Ruby
ISBN: 0-06-230693-6 / 978-0-06-230693-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Walden Pond Press
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Paperback Editions

May 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: York: The Shadow Cipher
Author(s): Laura Ruby
ISBN: 0-06-230694-4 / 978-0-06-230694-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Walden Pond Press
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June 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: York: The Shadow Cipher
Author(s): Laura Ruby
ISBN: 0-06-268583-X / 978-0-06-268583-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Walden Pond Press
Availability: Amazon   


Audio Editions

May 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: York the Shadow Cipher
Author(s): Laura Ruby
ISBN: 1-5384-2031-7 / 978-1-5384-2031-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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May 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: York: The Shadow Cipher (York Series, Book 1)
Author(s): Laura Ruby
ISBN: 1-5384-2030-9 / 978-1-5384-2030-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
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May 2017 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: York: The Shadow Cipher (York Series, Book 1)
Author(s): Laura Ruby
ISBN: 1-5384-2032-5 / 978-1-5384-2032-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
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May 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: York: The Shadow Cipher
Author(s): Laura Ruby
Publisher: HarperAudio
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May 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: York: The Shadow Cipher
Author(s): Laura Ruby
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon CA   


May 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: York: The Shadow Cipher
Author(s): Laura Ruby
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

May 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: York: The Shadow Cipher
Author(s): Laura Ruby
Publisher: Walden Pond Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU