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Berlin, Eric.
New York : Putnam, 2007
IL 3-6, RL 4.2
ISBN 0399246932
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Winston Breen finds puzzles everywhere, even on pizzas, and solving them is what he does best. But when his sister uncovers mysterious wooden strips with words and letters that even Winston can't figure out, the entire family is obsessed. It turns out the strips are part of a scavenger hunt set up for the children of one of the town’s eccentric residents. If all four sets are put together, they will lead to a ring worth thousands of dollars.  Cooperating seems like a no-brainer to Winston, but to solve the puzzle, the group has to overcome mysterious threats, mutual mistrust, 25-year old clues, and participants who will do anything to keep the treasure for themselves. Chock full of puzzles to solve: some involving the mystery and others Winston runs into along the way. This treasure hunt will keep readers challenged right to the end.  (Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards Program, 2009-2010)
SUBJECTS:     Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.
                        Puzzles -- Fiction.
                        Mystery and detective stories.

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