The Secret of the Puzzle Box
The Secret of the Puzzle Box (The Code Busters Club (Hardcover))
The Secret of the Puzzle Box
Penny Warner
The Code Busters are excited for their class field trip to Angel Island, known as the Ellis Island of the West. One of Mika's ancestors passed through the island's immigration station in the early twentieth century, and Mika thinks he may have left behind some secret messages . . . plus a very special box. But as the Code Busters search for hints from the past, they get caught up in an even bigger secret.Can you crack the code? Test your brain with the Code Busters to see if you have the right stuff to be an ace detective. Answers are in the back, in case you get stuck.

Book Details


  • Adventure
  • Fiction
  • Mystery
  • Series

Age Level: 

  • 8 - 12

The Secret of the Puzzle Box is written from the view of Cody, a middle school girl. She and her friends love codes, and so do their teachers. Cody's teacher gives her class a worksheet that tells them where their next field trip will be. It turns out to be Angel Island, “The Ellis Island of the West.” They ride a ferry there and on the ship see that a Morse Code message flashes from the lighthouse! When they get there, they split up into groups for a scavenger hunt, and all the Code Busters are in one group.

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