Top Secret: A Handbook of Codes, Ciphers and Secret Writing

Top Secret: A Handbook of Codes, Ciphers and Secret Writing

Paul B. Janeczko Jenna Lareau / Dec 06, 2019
Top Secret A Handbook of Codes Ciphers and Secret Writing 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
  • Title: Top Secret: A Handbook of Codes, Ciphers and Secret Writing
  • Author: Paul B. Janeczko Jenna Lareau
  • ISBN: 9780763629724
  • Page: 141
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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, 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 to know about the art of concealment making and breaking codes, mastering cipher systems, and experimenting with secret writing Offering plenty of hands on practice sessions, tips for creating a code making kit, sidebars on secret codes in history, and an amusing pair of spies to illustrate techniques, Paul B Janeczko s tantalizing TOP SECRET won t stay a secret for long.
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      • Paul B. Janeczko Jenna Lareau

        Paul B Janeczko is a poet and teacher and has edited than twenty award winning poetry anthologies for young people, including STONE BENCH IN AN EMPTY PARK, LOOKING FOR YOUR NAME, SEEING THE BLUE BETWEEN, and A POKE IN THE I, which was an American Library Association Notable Book.

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    1. Top Secret is a fascinating book about secret codes for kids The book is divided into three sections The first focuses on making many different kinds of codes and ciphers The section section then focuses on the breaking of those codes The third section focuses on different ways to conceal codes Paul Janeczko writes in a way that very inviting to children It s obvious that he shares a great love for codes and cipher and that enthusiasm can be infectious Every section that introduces a new type of [...]


    2. It contained a good amount of information but it was quite unclear at times It did contain good examples and explanations so I hope that kids would walk away from reading it bother entertained, intrigued and curious about human ingenuity and strategical thinking thoughout history.


    3. An easy and fun introduction to codes and ciphers Plus, I learned the difference between a code and a cipher, so I d call that a definite win.


    4. Written for kids, and very easy to understand different codes and ciphers A really fun book to read with my kids, and fun to have moments to practice making and breaking codes.


    5. Janeczko, P B 2004 Top secret A handbook of codes, ciphers, and secret writing Cambridge, MA Candlewick Press.Citation by Stacie AlexanderType of reference HandbookCall Number Ref 652Content Scope This handbook provides instruction on how to use codes, ciphers, and secret writing It also includes history of the various codes, recipes for secret inks, and puzzles with answers The book includes a bibliographical reference list and an index The book covers a wide range of codes from Pig Latin to Zi [...]


    6. A fun very interesting book, only need about an hour with it and you can encipher and decipher codes with your friends My daughter and I had fun using the book cipher method for coded messages There are short stories of instances in history where codes and ciphers were usedcw dyb keyboard cipher used For every letter I typed, the key stroke to the left was used To decipher, look at your keyboard and look to the right of each letter For letters on the far right of the keyboard, wrap to the first [...]


    7. I read this to get ideas for a program I am doing at the library It was a wonderful guide to not only the history of codes, but a wide variety of different types of codes and ciphers Many of them would make excellent additions to my program Some of the ones I enjoyed learning about were the Rosicrucian and the Playing Card codes As a book to read itself it was fascinating, I learned a lot about cryptography.


    8. I found this book very fascinating it gave me tons of information on codes, ciphers, and stories of how this secret writing helped during times of war im totally going to use one of those codes with my friends


    9. Sure, it s a book for little kids It has 14 point font, cartoon illustrations, and easy language, but it also has little bits of history the interesting kind and a lot of ciphers to practice with friends Which is exactly my plan I m coming for you, Jean


    10. What a fun read The basics of coding and ciphering are clearly presented, and the bit of history thrown in is most appreciated.


    11. If I was an english teacher I would share this book with some students because some students might have imaginary minds so they might think they are spies.




    12. I m glad my son brought this book home from the school library for me It was thoughtful of him and I had an interesting, easy read.


    13. This book made me want to be a spy or a detective Those who like to bother people with riddles and secrets you should read this book.


    14. Digest of all types of codes, with practical, easy explanations of how to learn them.Booklegger, grades 4 6 Fall 2014


    15. Very fun and interesting book about codes, with lots of hands on help in making up one s own codes, as well as facts about famous codes and ciphers in history I loved it


    16. Review by C.M Good book with codes, ciphers, and secret writing A lot to use for writing secret messages.


    17. I got a bunch of kid s books on codes and ciphers out of the library, and this was the best one It s a great introduction and has a really playful style that I liked.


    18. Not interesting enough to read cover to cover, but fun to skim through the different ciphers Would probably keep a kid busy for a while, or even an adult with an interest in ciphers.


    19. It was an informational book that was quite fun about encoding mysterious cords that made me feel like I m special


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