Secrets of the Seven

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The Eureka Key

The Secrets of the Seven: The Eureka Key
By Sarah L. Thomson

Ages: 8-12
Fiction
Bloomsbury
April 2016
978-1-61963-731-3
 Hardcover Trade, $16.99

Sam is a middle-school puzzle master, a slacker, and the luckiest kid alive–at least that what he thinks when he wins a trip across the United States. He’s soon to discover that this “prize” means risking his life and tackling the hardest puzzles he’s ever faced, all to find the famous key that Benjamin Franklin flew from his kite. Two new friends, Marty and Theo, are on his side–except that Marty’s the most annoying girl he’s ever met, and Theo doesn’t always tell the truth. And a power-mad descendent of Benedict Arnold wants to get his hand on that key too, no matter who gets hurt in the process. All of this is just the first piece of the puzzle in an action-packed new series full of surprises, brainteasers, and American history.

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Awards and Accolades
“Strangers when the modern-day story opens, Sam, Martina, and Theo join forces on the perilous trail leading toward Ben Franklin’s key. They use their intelligence and specialized knowledge to solve puzzles and codes, while attempting to outrun, outswim, and outwit their murderous rivals, led by the ruthless descendant of Benedict Arnold. In addition to learning bits of American history, readers will be challenged by the codes and riveted by Thomson’s account of the kids’ episodic, death-defying journey. A fast-paced quest narrative with plenty of action and a gradually developing bond among the three main characters.”
—Booklist

“Sam is an easy-going character; at first he has problems with his unsociable companions, but they quickly learn that they have to work together. This title is a good beginning to the Secrets of the Seven series.”
School Library Journal

Maine Student Book Award Nominee
Rhode Island Children’s Book Award Nominee

The Eagle's Quill

The Secrets of the Seven: The Eagle’s Quill

By Sarah L. Thomson

Ages: 8-12
Fiction
Bloomsbury
April 2017
9781619637337
Hardcover Trade, $16.99

How did Sam go from being a middle-school puzzle master and prankster extraordinaire to somebody responsible for the safety of the world? In the second of an action-packed series, Sam and his new friends Martina and Theo find themselves on their own in Glacier National Park. They solve puzzles, dodge bears and mountain lions, escape traps, and try to decide who to trust as they search for the quill pen Thomas Jefferson used to write the Declaration of Independence. Once they find it, the really hard part will begin.

Awards and Accolades
“Another page-turner of a quest . . . A fast-paced choice for chapter-book readers who prefer adventure stories with real-world settings.”
Booklist

“Fans of the National Treasure franchise and Indiana Jones will relish this adventure centered on historical artifacts. Chock full of trivia, puzzles, and nail-biting adventure.”
Kirkus Reviews